Monday, June 10, 2013 19:05
Le Quang Liem won the FIDE World Blitz Championship on Monday in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Vietnamese grandmaster scored 20.5/30 which was half a point more than title holder Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia). Another Vietnamese player, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, also did very well, finishing...
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:02
Nikita Vitiugov, Russia's 12th grandmaster, is the sole leader in Gibraltar after 7 rounds with 6.5 points. Three players follow close behind, with 6 points: Le Quang Liem, Gata Kamsky and Nigel Short. We've produced a number of videos at the tournament, and one of them is about what was called the "Battle of the Sexes"!
On one of the nights, two...
Friday, January 25, 2013 12:06
Fifteen players started with three wins at the Gibraltar Masters, among them favorites like Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The second and third rounds saw a few more upsets, most notably the loss of Radek Wojtaszek of Poland against Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria.
Two Knights Game at Gibraltar beach | Photos © Zeljka Malobabic, Monroi...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 19:01
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So are sharing the lead after five rounds at the SPICE Cup in St. Louis. Both GMs scored 3/5 in an event that's full of draws and fighting chess at the same time.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave & Wesley So drew in round 3 | Photos courtesy of the SPICE Cup & Susan Polgar
SPICE Cup | PGN via TWIC
Friday, July 20, 2012 9:27
After a bit of a "slow start", no less than four games have suddenly been adjourned at the Golden Classic in Amsterdam. At the Dutch Championship, Anish Giri is in firm lead with 4.5/5 while at the SPA Open there's a three way tie between GM Tejas Bakre, IM Manuel Bosboom and FM Floris van Assendelft.
Golden Classic | PGN
Dutch Ch | PGN...
Thursday, July 05, 2012 17:36
On Thursday the Rapid & Blitz World Championship in Astana was officially opened by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. After the ceremony, the drawing of lots of both events was performed by Chief Arbiter Andrzej Filipowicz. The Rapid Championship starts on Friday at 15:00 local time (11:00 CET).
Le Quang Liem picks lot number 1...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 16:37
China won the gold medals in both the open and women's sections at the Asian Team Championship in Zaozhuang, Shandong (China). The tournament lasted 9 rounds and included some of the strongest Asian chess players such as Wang Hao, Krishnan Saskiran, Le Quang Liem, Li Chao, Harikrishna Pentala and Wang Yue.
Best of the Asian nations: China 1, with...
Friday, May 18, 2012 9:40
BLACK TO PLAY. The level has seemed pretty high at the World Championship so far, as confirmed by commentator Jan Timman, but as chess fans we want to see fireworks as well. The Game of the Week in ChessVibes Openings #176 is Ni Hua-Le Quang Liem from the Asian Continental Championship, and it reached this fantastic position. What should Black...
Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:13
Le Quang Liem won the 5th SPICE Cup in Lubbock, Texas. The Vietnamese grandmaster defeated Leinier Dominuez of Cuba in the last round and finished on 17 points (in the football score, which was used in Texas) or 6.5/10 (in the traditional score).
Susan Polgar hands the cup to Le Quang Liem
5th SPICE Cup | PGN via TWIC