Le Quang Liem throughout a match with Salem Saleh on the Biel Grandmaster in Switzerland on July 20, 2022. Picture by Biel Grandmaster
Le Quang Liem defeated high United Arab Emirates chess participant and Asian champion Salem Saleh in the usual occasion of Biel Grandmaster on Wednesday.
It was one other lengthy sport for Liem who beat Saleh after practically seven hours. The sport was balanced and heading for a draw, with Liem looking for to win regardless of enjoying black. He took a danger attacking his opponent within the endgame, with each gamers making consecutive errors earlier than Liem capitalized to attain victory.
That is the second sport that took Liem practically seven hours to win. On Tuesday, he took down high German participant Vincent Keymer.
With this win, Liem tops Biel Grandmaster with 30 factors, two greater than second-placed Gukesh Dommaraju of India. His Elo score additionally elevated to 2,724.
Within the sixth spherical of Prague Grasp in Czech Republic on June 14, Saleh, who gained the 2015 Asian Chess Championship additionally misplaced to Liem.
Liem will play the subsequent sport with Azerbaijani GM Arkadij Naiditsh on Thursday, then the ultimate sport on Friday together with his direct competitors for the title, Russian GM Andrey Esipenko.