Vietnamese Grandmaster Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn. — Photo vnexpress.net
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Grandmaster Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn finished 10th at the Belt and Road China Hunan International Chess Open 2019, which concluded in China on Tuesday.
Sơn, who has an Elo rating of 2636, tied with Zhou Jianchao of China (Elo 2608) after 23 moves.
With three wins, five draws and one loss, Liêm finished with 5.5 points.
Sơn earned US$2,500 in prize money and added a total of seven Elo points.
Lê Quang Liêm, the nation’s highest-ranked chess player, found himself in poor form and was only able to earn five points with a record of two wins, six draws and one loss, coming in 28th position overall.
Liem lost 18 Elo points as a result of his poor performances.
The country’s two leading chess players will next compete at the Chess World Cup 2019 in Russia in early September. — VNS