Chess: Son jumps 23 positions, Liem slips three

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Chess ace GM Le Quang Liem slipped three spots in the World rankings while the country's second best Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son jumped 23 places, according to FIDE rankings released Tuesday.

Advancing to the second round at the World Cup in Russia and finishing third at the first Qin Huangdao Open in the east coastal province of Hebei, China, early last month earned the 21-year-old Son 18 points, raising his elo from 2644 to 2662 and lifting him from the 106th spot to the 83rd position.

Meanwhile, the 20-year-old Liem's elo fell from 2717 to 2714, pulling him from the 25th to the 28th place in the FIDE rankings, because he finished 9th at the Qin Huangdao Open contest in China.

However, Liem is still the second best young player in the world behind the 19-year-old GM Italian Fabiano Caruana elo 2727, ranked 23rd in the world.

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