Vietnamese Super Grandmaster Le Quang Liem defeated Safarli Eltaj of Azerbaijan in the fifth round of the Fujairah International Chess Masters Tournament in the United Arab Emirates on November 17.

After five rounds, Liem has 3.5 points and ranks sixth.

The current leader is Ukrainian Sergey Fedorchuk, who earned four points. Etienne Bacrot of France and Alexander Moiseenko of Ukraine are hot on the heels of the Ukrainian leader.

During the next round Liem will play China 's Ma Qun.-VNA