Vietnamese top chess player Le Quang Liem will compete in the prestigious Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival scheduled for the UK on January 21-31.

More big names have joined this event such as Ukrainian Grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk who is currently ranked No. 11 in the world, Gata Kamsky of the US who has an Elo (the measurement used to compare players' abilities) rating of 2755 and Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland, Elo 2733.

The two-time Aeroflot Open champion Liem has an ELo rating of 2705.

The event will help Liem prepare for other major international chess tournaments as he aims to make his mark on 2013./.