Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn earned his first points at the FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 chess tournament on Thursday in England. — Photo cothongminh.com
HÀ NỘI — Grandmaster Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn won his first round match at the FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 chess tournament on Thursday in England.
The Vietnamese No 2 player defeated Allen Keith of Ireland after 46 moves.
Sơn will next play GM Anton Guijarro David of Spain.
On the other table, Vietnamese No 1 Lê Quang Liêm took an unexpected draw against GM Jorden Van Foreest of the Netherlands who is lower than him in the world ranking.
Liêm has 0.5 point and will face GM Vasif Durarbayli of Azerbaijan in the second match.
After the first round, world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway is in the leading position. He is followed by Spanish Fabiano Caruana and Chinese Yu Yangyi. — VNS