Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem ascended to the 15th position in the August rankings released by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) on Tuesday. Liem made a significant leap of six positions, advancing from 21st to 15th in the world rankings, boasting an impressive Elo rating of 2,740. Moreover, in the history of Vietnamese chess, no player has ever reached such a distinguished position. In the FIDE women’s rankings, Pham Le Thao Nguyen is currently ranked 78th globally with an Elo rating of 2,370, making her the number-1 female chess player in Vietnam. The second position is occupied by Vo Thi Kim Phung, with an Elo rating of 2,351, which placed her at 95th in the world.
Mar 21 2023