Former Webster U Team Captain Le Quang Liem to play in Chinese Super Chess Event


The 9th China Hainan Danzhou Super Chess Grandmaster Tournament will take place from July 26 to August 4 in Danzhou, a western city in China's Hainan province.

A total of eight chess players will compete in the tournament, including China's GMs Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi and Bu Xiangzhi, Russia's Vladimir Fedoseev, Vietnam's Le Quang Liem, America's Samuel Shankland, Poland's Jan-Krzysztof Duda and India's Vidit Santosh Gujrathi.

The total prize is 60,000 U.S. dollars and the chess champion will win 140,000 RMB (about $21,000).

To promote the popularity of chess in Hainan, a series of related activities will be held during the chess tournament, including the local chess tournament for school children, a chess theme summer camp and the national youth chess tournament.

Last year between July 8th and July 19th, 2017, the “Hai Ma Fumeilai Cup” was held in Hainan·Zhangzhou Guangcun Cigar Style Town Center Square. There are 5 GM from China, including Wei Wei, Ding Liren, Wang Wei, Yu Wei and Lu Shanglei, as well as five GM from abroad including Li Guanglian, Naiditz, Ivanchuk, Bonomarif and Marahof. Wei Wei from China won the championship.