Liem leaves Chess World Cup with best performance to date

TN News

Email Print

Vietnam's Quang Liem lost the second leg of the rapid chess match in the fourth round of the Chess World Cup 2013 to reigning champion Peter Svidler of Russia in Tromso, Norway Thursday.

It was the first time that Liem had made it to the fourth round of the tournament. He was also the only player from Asia to enter the fourth round this year.

The 22-year-old Vietnamese, ranked 42nd globally, drew both the two standard games and the first rapid chess game before losing to Svidler after 132 moves. Svidler, 37, is ranked 15th in the world and is a six-time champion in Russia.

Liem, who advanced to the third round in the event in 2011, earned US$25,000 for reaching the fourth round this year.

More Sports News