HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's top chess players Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son will compete in the 2014 FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Dubai between June 15-21.
Most of world's top 15 players have been confirmed to take part in the event. The two-time Aeroflot Open champion and world blitz champion Liem will have to meet arch rivals such as world No 1 Carlsen Magnus of Norway and world No 5 Anand Viswanathan of India to defend his title.
The prize pool for each event, rapid and blitz, is US$200,000 with respective winners to be awarded $40,000 each. — VNS