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Grandmaster Le Quang Liem has reached his best world ranking as he enters top 20 strongest chess players in September.

Quang Liem beats Indian prodigy Praggnanandhaa at FTX Crypto Cup

Vietnamese GM Le Quang Liem defeated GM Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa 2.5-0.5 to break the Indian prodigy’s winning streak in the fifth round of the FTX Crypto Cup taking place in Miami on August 19.

Tuan Minh becomes 13th Vietnamese chess Grandmaster

Le Tuan Minh has become the nation’s 13th chess Grandmaster (GM) after winning the championship title in the standard event played at the 2022 World Open on July 4 in Philadelphia in the United States.

11th grader becomes youngest champion in blitz chess

Tran Dang Minh Quang, born in 2005, a student at Yen Hoa High School in Hanoi, has become a national champion in blitz chess, ranked above Grandmaster Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son.

Quang Liem beats world No. 4 player at Tata Steel tournament

Le Quang Liem, Vietnam’s leading chess player, on November 18 recorded an impressive victory over world No. 4 Armenian player Levon Aronian at the ongoing Tata Steel Chess India Rapid and Blitz Tournament.

Vietnam comes second at 2021 Asian Youth Online Chess Championship

Vietnam’s chess team won a total of four gold medals at the 2021 Asian Youth Online Chess Championship, coming second after the Indian team.

Vietnamese chess players to compete in Youth Rapid World Cup’s final stage

Young Vietnamese players are competing at the 2021 FIDE Online Cadets & Youth Rapid World Cup and seven of them have already advanced to the final round of the tournament.

Quang Liem jumps 32 notches in world’s blitz chess rankings

International chess grandmaster Le Quang Liem of Vietnam has shot up the latest International Chess Federation (FIDE) rankings, climbing from 44th to 12th in the blitz event.

GM Liem shines at 2021 Grand Chess Tour

Vietnam’s No. 1 chess player Le Quang Liem enjoyed a successful competition as he made a breakthrough to finish fifth at the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz chess tournament in the United States, which was wrapped up on August 15.

GM Le Quang Liem pockets US$15,000 as runner-up at Chessable Masters

Vietnamese GM Le Quang Liem wrapped up his Chessable Masters campaign as the runner-up pocketing US$15,000 in prize money, which is his most impressive performance thus far this year.

GM Liem enters Chessable Masters after tie-break points

Vietnam’s No. 1 player Le Quang Liem (world No. 32) defeated world No. 5 Levon Aronian of Armenia after winning tie-break points on August 6, cruising into the final match of the ongoing the Chessable Masters tournament.

9-year-old pupil becomes national master of chess

At the age of nine, Hanoi’s Dau Khuong Duy has been granted the title national master of chess.

New chapter for Quang Liem as Webster University’s head coach

The career of the number one Vietnamese chess player Le Quang Liem entered a new chapter when he accepted to coach a chess team of the US’s Webster University, replacing Susan Polgar, former women's World Champion.

Vietnamese grandmaster to coach American university chess team

The Vietnamese grandmaster is well known for his speed chess skills.

Young Asian Chess Cup champion wins scholarship of VND3.3 billion

Young Asian Chess champion 2019 Nghiem Thao Tam, 18, got a perfect score of 800/800 on the SAT Math II test and a band score of 7.0 on IELTS test. 

Father of young chess champion becomes internationally certified chess referee

Nguyen Thanh Cong initially knew nothing about chess, but became an internationally certified chess referee after years of studying along with his prize-winning daughter.

The 200km journey of a world chess champion

Nguyen Thien Ngan, 10th grader at Chu Van An High School, Thai Nguyen Province, has earned people’s admiration for winning nearly 180 medals after nine years of competition.

National Chess Championship crowns new winners

Le Tuan Minh and Luong Phuong Hanh won their first-ever National Chess Championship titles in Hanoi on Sunday.

Quang Liem progresses to quarter-finals of Banter Series chess tourney

Vietnamese chess player Le Quang Liem has made it through to the quarter-finals of the Banter Series online chess tournament after defeating 2019 Chess World Cup winner Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijani 6-4 on September 22.

Local players bow out of Online Chess Olympiad

The Vietnamese team has suffered elimination from the Online Chess Olympiad after losing six out of nine matches in the group stage of the Online Olympiad Finals.