|Vietnamese Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm. — Photo thethao.sggp.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Anh Khôi and Lê Quang Liêm remained unbeaten at the ongoing Sharjah Masters international chess tournament in the United Arab Emirates yesterday.
Grandmaster Liêm (Elo 2715) tied with Ernesto Inarkiev of Russia (Elo 2692), who tops the rankings, after 29 moves in the fifth round, while International Master Nguyễn Anh Khôi (Elo 2484) tied with Grandmaster Sanan Sjugirov of Russia (Elo 2667) after 19 moves.
After five rounds, Liêm dropped to sixth place out of 150 players with four points, while Khôi is in 16th position with four points.
Liêm will next face Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan (Elo 2569) and Khôi will take on Nihal Sarin of India (Elo 2578).
The event, which has total prize money of US$60,000, will end on Sunday. — VNS