Culture - Sports

Chess whiz to bear Olympic torch

International Grand Master (IGM) Le Quang Liem has agreed to take part in the 2012 London Olympics torch procession in Manchester this June, Liem's father Le Quynh confirmed on Jan. 3.
Culture - Sports

Vietnamese chess ace ‘mated' at World Cup

Vietnam's top chess player Le Quang Liem failed to reach the fourth round of the World Chess Cup 2011 after losing his third-round tie-break against Lazaro Bruzon Bastista of Cuba by 0.5-1.5 in Khanty-Mansiysk on Sep. 5.
FIDE helps Vietnam develop chess Culture - Sports

FIDE helps Vietnam develop chess

The World Chess Federation will help develop chess in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Binh Duong as part of its global chess promotion and development plan, said the FIDE President.