Việt Nam’s top chess player Lê Quang Liêm. — Photo Chess World Cup HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s top chess player Lê Quang Liêm will take part in a second play-off match following another draw in the third round of the ongoing FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Tuesday. Liêm, Elo 2708, drew with defending European champion Vladislav Artemiev of Russia, Elo 2746, in the away match after 39 moves. The result follows both players drawing their first game in the tournament’s third round. The pair will play rapid and blitz games later this evening to decide who will advance to the fourth round. Despite the 21-year-old Russian being more highly rated than Liêm, the Vietnamese player has a good record in rapid and blitz chess, having previously won the blitz championship title at the 2013 World Blitz and Rapid Chess Championships in Russia. — VNS … [Read more...] about Liêm to play second tie-break in FIDE World Cup
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International Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm. Photo foxsports.com.vn HÀ NỘI Vietnamese International Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm drew with Vladislav Artemiev of Russia in the first leg of the third round of the FIDE World Cup in the town of Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, on Monday. Liêm, who has Elo rating of 2726, drew with his Russian rival (Elo 2757) after 39 moves. Artemiev, 21, is one of Russia’s top players. He is defending European champion and has been tipped for World Cup glory. Former world blitz champion Liêm will next meet Artemiev in the second leg later this evening. If Liêm qualifies for the fourth round as one of the last 16 players, he will earn US$25,000. The Chess World Cup 2019 is a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament held from September 9 to October 4, 2019. The matches from round one to round six consist of two classical games. The finalists of the tournament, … [Read more...] about Liêm draws with Artemiev in FIDE World Cup
Việt Nam’s No 1 chess player Lê Quang Liêm. — Photo soha.vn HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s No 1 chess player Lê Quang Liêm advanced to the FIDE World Cup’s third round in Russia on Sunday. The HCM City-born player (Elo rating of 2726) defeated Anton Korobov of the Ukraine (Elo 2679) after 79 moves in the second leg. Earlier, Liêm tied with Korobov in the first leg. Liêm beat Korobov 1.5-0.5 to reach the third round. Earlier, former world blitz champion Liêm beat Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus. As one of 32 competitors in the third round, Liêm will earn a US$16,000 bonus. He will next play defending European champion Vladislav Artemiev of Russia, who has an Elo rating of 2757. The Chess World Cup 2019 is a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament held in Khanty-Mansiysk from September 9 to October 4, 2019. The finalists of the tournament will qualify for … [Read more...] about Liêm enters third round of FIDE World Cup
GM Lê Quang Liêm of Việt Nam still has a chance at the FIDE World Cup after two draws in the first round. — Photo FIDE HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam's chess representative Lê Quang Liêm will take part in a play-off match after second draw at the FIDE World Cup's first round this morning in Russia. Grandmaster Liêm tied with GM Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus after 36 moves. They also drew in the first match of this round. They will play a rapid game to identify the winner who will advance to the second round of 64 players. Liêm's teammate Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn however lost to talented Kirill Alekseenko of the hosts after 49 moves. He was eliminated but earned a bonus of US$6,000. — VNS … [Read more...] about Liêm to play tie-break at FIDE World Cup
The 2018 World Chess Championship between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the first American to compete since the legendary Bobby Fischer in 1972, kicks off in London on Friday. Norwegian master Carlsen, 27, is seeking to cement his reputation as history's greatest chess player, while 26-year-old Caruana is a prodigy helping to return mass appeal to the highbrow game. The pair will face off a maximum of 12 times from Friday until November 26 -- with games scheduled to start at 1500 GMT -- in the bi-annual contest held in a former London art and design school building. Chess has its own unique scoring system that awards the winner of each game one point, while a draw sees the contenders get half a point each. The title goes to the first person to reach 6.5 points, with a rapid series of tiebreakers played in case the two are level after the first 12 games. Carlsen -- a superstar at home in Norway who is also a … [Read more...] about Can Magnus Carlsen remain world chess champion in face-off with American Fabiano Caruana?