Vietnamese chess grandmaster Liêm comes second at Oslo Esports Cup

April 29, 2022 - 12:00
Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm finished second at the online tournament Oslo Esports Cup early April 29 Hà Nội time.


Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm claims second place at the Oslo Esports Cup. Photo

HÀ NỘI — Chess Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm finished second at the online Oslo Esports Cup on April 29, Hà Nội time.

The Vietnamese chess prodigy defeated Jorden van Foreest of the Netherlands 3.5-2.5 to have 13 points in total. He had one point less than Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland who secured No 1 place.

World No 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway came third with 12 points.

It was the second time that Liêm took part in the event, which is part of the Champions Chess Tour.

With the second place finish, Liêm pocketed US$32,500.

The former world blitz chess champion, currently lives in the US, will fly home on May 8 to participate in the 31st SEA Games.

He will play in four events and is expected to secure gold medals. — VNS