Liem wins second match of Millionaire Chess Open hinh anh 1Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem (Source:vietnamnet)
Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem won his second match at the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas on October 9.

Liem, who has an Elo rating of 2697, defeated Quintiliano Pinto Renato R of Brazil (Elo 2443) after 60 moves.

Earlier, he bested American Andrew Boekhoff (Elo 2312) after 25 moves in the first match.

With two wins, Liem, the No.6 seed, earned two points to temporarily rank third.

Nakamura Hikaru and So Wesley of the US also gained two points but top Liem as they have a greater auxiliary index.

The event has prize money of 1 million USD.

At last year's event, former world blitz champion Liem earned 5.5 points in nine matches, resulting in the 23rd position.-VNA