Vietnam chess ace finishes second again at Dortmund meet

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Le Quang Liem, ranked 27th in the world, took second place for the second time at the 39th Super GM Chess contest in Dortmund, Germany on Sunday.

Fifth-ranked Russian Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik played exceptionally well at the contest and won the championship.

It was a repeat performance by the 20-year-old Vietnamese GM, invited to participate in the event for the first time last year.

Of the ten matches at the July 21-31 event, Liem had nine draws and only one win over defending champion Ruslan Olegovich Ponomariov of Ukraine, currently ranked 10th in the world.


Vietnam chess champ in second place at Dortmund contest

Ponomariov finished third while 40th-ranked followed by Dutch prodigy Anish Giri and sixth-ranked Japanese American Hikaru Nakamura.

The host nation's Georg Meier, ranked 90th, ended in last place.

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