Vietnam's top chess player Le Quang Liem lost to Nigel D of England in his eighth round match at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival's Masters Division in the UK on January 30.

Liem played attacking chess but was forced to concede defeat at the hands of the defending champion after 67 moves.

With six points after eight rounds, HCM City native Liem has slipped from second to sixth place. Russian Vitiugov Nikita and Nigel D are in first and second place with seven points.-VNA