Vietnamese Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm won the Summer Chess Classic in the US. — Photo baovanhoa.vn
HÀ NỘI — Top Vietnamese chess player Lê Quang Liêm won the Summer Chess Classic in the US over the weekend.
Former Webster University team captain Grandmaster Liêm tied with Sam Shankland of the UK after 38 moves.
Liêm has an Elo rating of 2694, while Shankland has an Elo rating of 2717.
The draw left Liêm with points after 10 matches to take the title and the prize of US$12,000.
Jeffery Xiong of the US was the runner-up with 5.5 points.
This is Liêm’s second title this month, following the Asian Continental Chess Championship crown.
The Summer Chess Classic in St Louis, Missouri is the second of four annual Chess Classic tournaments.
In the first tournament last March, Liêm finished third among the 10 participants.
Following this event, Liêm will compete in the Grand Swiss tournament in October, which will attract about 100 players. VNS