Quang Liem granted International Super-grandmaster title

Published: 22/05/2011 05:00



While playing very well
at the Capablanca Memorial 2011 chess
tournament in Cuba, Vietnam’s top chess player, Le Quang Liem gained higher Elo
to enter the world’s 40 international super-grandmaster of chess.

This title is
granted to chess players whose Elo is at least 2,700. Quang Liem is the 40th
player in the world and the fourth in Asia
winning the title.

At the 7th
game of the chess tournament to commemorate late-chess legend Capablance, Quang
Liem, tied with current U20 world champion Andreikin (Russia). After seven games, Quang
Liem now takes the lead, with no failure, totaling 4.5 points.

Thanks to the
records, Liem gained an additional 13.3 points to his Elo to have 2700.3 points
and becomes the 40th super-grandmaster of chess in the world.

“I’m very happy to
attain the title. It will give me more opportunity to participate in great
chess tournaments in the world and to win new records and further, to struggle
for the goal of becoming the leading chess player in the world in the future,”
Liem said.

The Capablanca Memorial 2011 takes place in Havana, Cuba
from May 9-21
. The main event, called the “Elite Group”, will
consist of six-players including grandmasters Ivanchuk, Perez, Navara, Bruzon,
Andreikin and Liem competing in a double round robin. Three subsidiary events:
the Premier, Open A and Open B will take place simultaneously.

Liem defeated fifth
placed Perez during a sixth round match earlier.

After seven rounds,
three players, including Liem, Andreikin and Navara, are tied at 4.5 points,
although Liem still leads in terms of number of games won.

Liem, who won the
recent Aeroflot Open, will play Ukrainian Ivanchuk in the next round.


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