Vietnam ’s top chess player Le Quang Liem slid from the 44 th to 63 rd place in the latest rankings by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

The outcome was blamed for his recent unsuccessful performances at the Millionaire Chess Tournament and Spice Cup 2014, both held in the US .

Liem’s current Elo rating is 2678, much lower than the level of 2706 he gained the previous month, pulling him out of the list of super grandmasters.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son remained in FIDE’s Top 100 male players, ranking 91 st in the world with an Elo rating of 2659.

In the female list, Vietnamese-Hungarian Hoang Thanh Trang, the winner of the European Women’s Championship in 2013, maintained her 25 th position in the world rankings with an Elo rating of 2480.-VNA