Both Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son won second round of the ongoing Asian Chess Championships in the Philippines on Sunday.
International Grand Master (IGM) Liem, seed No 1, beat his teammate Tran Tuan Minh in the first round and Batchuluun of Mongolia in the second round.
While IGM Son, seed No 5, defeated Roca Petronio of the hosts in the first round and his teammate Nguyen Van Huy in the second round.
In the next round, Liem will meet Gomez John Paul of the Philippines and Son plays with Al-Sayed Mohammed of Qatar.
In the women's side, Pham Le Thao Nguyen beat two Chinese players in two rounds and she will meet another tough player of China, Huang Qian, in the third round. — VNS