Việt Nam’s top chess player Lê Quang Liêm. — Photo Chess World Cup
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s top chess player Lê Quang Liêm will take part in a second play-off match following another draw in the third round of the ongoing FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Tuesday.
Liêm, Elo 2708, drew with defending European champion Vladislav Artemiev of Russia, Elo 2746, in the away match after 39 moves.
The result follows both players drawing their first game in the tournament’s third round.
The pair will play rapid and blitz games later this evening to decide who will advance to the fourth round.
Despite the 21-year-old Russian being more highly rated than Liêm, the Vietnamese player has a good record in rapid and blitz chess, having previously won the blitz championship title at the 2013 World Blitz and Rapid Chess Championships in Russia. — VNS