Le Quang Liem drops out of international super grandmasters

Last update: 15:47 | 08/04/2019

Le Quang Liem has dropped out of the list of international super grandmasters after suffering a poor run of form during the ongoing Dubai Open in the UAE.


Le Quang Liem (Photo: Kha Hoa/Thanh Nien) In his seventh match of the tournament which took place on the morning of April 8, Liem (Elo rating 2711) was held by Yeoh Li Tian of Malaysia (Elo rating 2522) to a draw after 93 moves.

Although Liem maintained his undefeated streak after seven matches of the tournament with a record of five points coming from three wins and four draws, he lost a total of 5.1 Elo points after failing to beat his lower rated rival. He is now ranked 13th, one point lower than the tournament’s four leading chess players.

Due to the result, Liem’s Elo rating is now 2697, meaning he is three points short of the 2700 required to make the list of international super grandmasters.

Despite the setback, Liem has the chance to improve his Elo rating over the course of the next two matches.

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Nguyen Anh Khoi (Photo: UAE Chess)

Meanwhile, Nguyen Anh Khoi (Elo rating 2481) recorded a victory over Nitin of India (Elo rating of 2400).

The 17-year-old chess player has recorded five points after seven matches and earned a total of 4.4 Elo points.


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