Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem finished ninth, while his teammate GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son came 14th at the FIDE GrandSwiss 2019 chess tournament which concluded in England on October 21.
Grandmaster Le Quang Liem (L) plays GM David Pavaryan in their last match at the Grand Swiss 2019. (Photo courtersy of organiser)
Both Vietnamese players drewtheir final matches. Liem tied with GM David Pavaryan while Son was allsquare with GM Maxim Matlakov, both of Russia.
Liem, who was unbeaten at thetournament, grabbed seven points after 11 matches. With his final ranking he pocketed9,600 USD and 1.9 points in Elo rating.
Son won three, drew seven andlost one, had 6.5 points. He received 2,275 USD and 6.5 Elo points.
The top three at the tournament areWang Hao of China, Fabiano Caruana of the US and Kirill Alekseenko of Russia.Wang took home 70,000 USD and qualified for the Candidates Tournament where hewill play current world No 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway in 2020.
Liemwill compete at the Grand Chess Tour Superbet Rapiz and Blitz inRomania early next month before returning home and join Son and other teammatesto prepare for the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines in late November./.VNA