Top Vietnamese chess player Lê Quang Liêm tied with Wei Yi of China in the seventh round at the ongoing Asian Individual Chess Championship in Uzbekistan.
|Chess master: Grandmaster Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn. — Photo zing.vn
With four wins and three draws, No 1 seed Liêm scored 5.5 points to finish second out of 91 players in the men’s category.
Grandmaster Liêm will meet Adhiban B of India, who topped the rankings with the same score as Liêm, in the next round.
The other Vietnamese player, Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn, climbed 11 places to 7th place after beating Igonin Temur of Uzbekistan in the seventh round. He will play Ghem Maghami Ehsan of Iran in the eighth match.
Nguyễn Huỳnh Minh Huy dropped 19 places from 23rd to 42nd place, as he lost to Begmuratov Alisher of Uzbekistan. Huy will now face Alisher’s teammate Vokhidov Shamsiddin.
In women’s chess, Hoàng Thị Bảo Trâm tied with Padmini Rout of India to rank seventh out of 35 players. Võ Thị Kim Phụng scored a surprise win over Guo Qi of China to place eighth.
Trâm will now play Abdusattoro Bakhora of Uzbekistan. Phụng will face Vietnamese Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên in the next round.