Vietnam’s no. 1 chess player, Le Quang Liem, jumped seven places to achieve a career-best world number 23 ranking with a new elo rating of 2,739, in the latest International Chess Federation (FIDE) rankings for August 2017.
This is the first time after nearly six years that
Quang Liem (left) has made a breakthrough in terms of his FIDE world rating.
This is the
first time after nearly six years that Liem has made a breakthrough in terms of
his FIDE world rating. His previous career-best milestone was recorded in
September 2011 as he stood in 25th position with 2,717 elo
impressive promotion was attributed to his additional 12.6 elo points that were
accumulated through three international tournaments in recent times, one in the
United States and two in China.
Vietnamese GM finished runner-up in the 45th Annual World Open
in Philadelphia, which earned him 1.4 elo points. He then accumulated 9.1 elo
points after ending up in second place at the 8th Hainan Danzhou Super Grandmaster
Chess Tournament in China. The remaining 2.1 elo points were won following
Liem’s two wins and two draws while playing for the Qingdao team at the 2017
Chinese Team Championships.
no. 2 player, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, remains in 154th place
with an elo rating of 2,629.
national champion, Tran Tuan Minh, lost two elo points as a result of his poor
performance at a chess tournament dedicated to Lev Polugaevsky in Russia,
dropping to 458th position in the FIDE rankings.
Vietnamese female archer Chau Kieu Oanh bagged the first medal for the Vietnam sport team at the on-going 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on August 16.
Vietnam’s female footballers are aiming for gold at the 29th Southeast Asian Games, said Coach Mai Duc Chung on August 13 as he arrived in Malaysia for the event.
Athletics is one of the key sports that could bag gold medals for Vietnam team at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The athletes aim to win between 10 and 12 gold medals at upcoming 19th SEA Games to be held in Malaysia from August 19 to 31.
The annual VTV International Cycling Tournament – Ton Hoa Sen Cup – will kick off on September 2 with the participation of 84 athletes.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, has encouraged each member of the Vietnamese sports contingent to effectively perform the role as a goodwill ambassador of Vietnam to the people of the Southeast Asian (SEA) countries.
(HBO) – Over the past years, Xuat Hoa commune, Lac Son district has continuously paid attention to promoting sport and physical exercise movements among residents which have drawn the participation of locals at all ages. As a result, the commune has won numerous high prizes at district and provincial tournaments.