Top chess player Liem rises to best-ever world ranking

Top Vietnamese chess player Le Quang Liem has risen seven places, from No. 30 to No. 23, in FIDE’s world rankings for men in August, his top ranking so far.

chess_player_Le_Quang_Liem_VietnamLiem has risen seven places in FIDE’s world rankings for men in August. (Photo: VNA)

He also recorded his best Elo rating, improving from 2,726 to 2,739 this month, reported Ha Noi Moi newspaper on August 2. The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill of chess players.

His previous career best ranking was No.25 in September 2011 with an Elo rating of 2,717.

Liem currently ranks 25th in the world in terms of Elo rating and 7th in Asia./.



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