Quang Liem to compete with former world chess champion Kasparov
Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem has been invited by Grand Chess Tour (GCT) to participate in the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament on August 14 – 19.
Saint Louis GCT attracts the participation of top chess players including Hikaru Nakamura (Elo rating of 2.796), Fabiano Caruana (Elo rating of 2.752), Levon Aronian (Elo rating of 2.797), Sergey Karjakin (Elo rating of 2.773), Viswanathan Anand (Elo rating of 2.789) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (Elo rating of 2.819).
Organizers of 2017 GTC said they will grant four exceptional berths to Le Quang Liem (Elo 2.747), David Navara (Elo 2.737), Leinier Domiguez (Elo 2.796) and Garry Kasparov, former world champion.
This is the first time Webster University Chess Team Captain GM Quang Liem has been invited to attend a GCT tournament for the world’s top chess players.
Quang Liem is scheduled to arrive in China to participate in the Hainan Danzhou Super Grandmaster Chess Tournament set for July 8-18.