Saturday, December 5, 2009

The 2nd Dragon Capital Vietnam Chess Open

As the previous round, both IM Mas and IM Yee Weng drew with their respective opponents. The top seed, GM Le Quang Liem, the only 2600-rated player in this tournament really played so well thus far. He thrashed his own countryman who is also the 2nd seed. So, now he is leading with 1 point ahead of the rest of players.

In the fifth round on Saturday morning, Mas is paired with a Vietnamese Candidate Master (CM), Nguyen Hoang Nam at Table #4. Can Mas win this time? While Yee Weng will face a Singaporean FM, Dominic Lo playing black. Hopefully, Yee Weng will start winning to improve his scores and position.

GM Le Quang Liem (Elo 2624)
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- Born in 1991
- Vietnam's Top player
- U14 champion of WYCC 2005
- the defending champion of the Dragon Capital Chess Open
- 4th Kolkata Open champion (Sep 2009)
- Seeded # 72 out of 128 of the World Chess Cup 2009

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