Le Quang Liem rolling at Dragon Capital Vietnam

Eight players share second at the chess tournament in Vietnam

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The World Cup 2009 participant and one of the top tallents of Vietnam – GM Le Quang Liem – is leading convincingly the 2nd Dragon Capital chess tournament. After six rounds he has full 2 points advantage ahead of competition, scoring a perfect 6,0/6.

IM Ashwin Jayaram, GM Dao Thien Hai, IM Mas Hafizulhelmi, GM Tu Hoang Thong, IM Tu Hoang Thai, GM Nguyen Anh Dung, IM Nguyen Van Huy, and WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen share the second position with 4,0/6. They certainly have little chances for first, but the IM/GM norms are still a posibillity. IM Sharma Dinesh and IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy are also in the scope of achieving GM norms, currently at 3,5/6.

More about Le Quang Liem

Le Quang Liem is born in 1991 and is one of the top U18 players in the world. With the 12 ELO points from Dragon Capital Vietnam, together with the points won at the Zhejiang Lishui Xingqiu Open tournament, Le Quang Liem is set to enter the FIDE top 100 players at the January rating list.

Le Quang Liem is the number 1 player of Vietnam and has participated in the 2006 and 2008 Chess Olympiads. He is also expected to lead the Vietnam team at the 2010 Khanty Mansiysk Chess Olympiad.

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Rating progress of Le Quang Liem

Dragon Capital standings

1 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2624 6

2 IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2448 4

3 GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2524 4

4 IM Mas Hafizulhelmi MAS 2419 4

5 GM Tu Hoang Thong VIE 2509 4

6 IM Tu Hoang Thai VIE 2380 4

7 GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2447 4

8 IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2405 4

9 WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen VIE 2295 4

10 IM Sharma Dinesh K IND 2329 3.5

11 IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy VIE 2475 3.5

12 CM Nguyen Hoang Nam VIE 2368 3.5

13 CM Nguyen Van Hai VIE 2283 3.5

14 IM Nguyen Thanh Son VIE 2441 3.5

15 IM Duong The Anh VIE 2426 3.5

16 Le Quang Long VIE 2286 3.5

17 WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim VIE 2221 3.5

18 FM Otte Marijn NED 2300 3

19 FM Pham Chuong VIE 2371 3

20 FM Fernandez Daniel Howard SIN 2230 3

21 FM Lo Kin Mun Dominic SIN 2174 3

22 FM Chan Wei Xuan Timothy SIN 2384 3

23 IM Lim Yee-Weng MAS 2336 3

24 Vo Dai Hoai Duc VIE 2175 3

25 Bao Khoa VIE 2207 2.5

26 Nguyen Minh Tuan VIE 2082 2.5

27 FM Ton That Nhu Tung VIE 2272 2.5

28 FM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2357 2.5

29 Tong Thai Hung VIE 0 2.5

30 WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An VIE 2334 2.5

31 WIM Nguyen Quynh Anh VIE 2148 2

32 Dang Hoang Son VIE 2040 2

33 WIM Nguyen Thi Tuong Van VIE 2227 2

34 Tan Weiliang SIN 2168 1.5

35 WFM Hoang Thi Nhu Y VIE 2150 1.5

36 WIM Bui Kim Le VIE 2170 1.5

37 Wolfaardt Francois RSA 1802 1

38 Do Hoang Lam VIE 2017 0.5

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