Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem drew with Wang Hao of China in the sixth round of the 2019 Chinese Chess League Division A on Wednesday.
|Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem. — Photo thethaoplus.vn|
Liem, who has an Elo rating of 2704, is competing for China’s Jiangsu team in this event. While Wang (Elo 2735) plays for Guangdong.
Despite Liem’s draw, his team still lost to Guangdong 3-2.
Earlier, Liem lost to a relatively unknown rival, Nie Xinyang of Fengdu, in the fifth round.
The former world blitz chess champion Liêm will next take on Zhao Jun of Shantung.
The 2019 Chinese Chess League Division A is a 12-team double round-robin competition featuring most of the top Chinese players. It takes place from April to November. — VNS