Le Quang Liem won second place at the Oslo Esports Cup chess tournament

In the Oslo Esports Cup 2022 final match played earlier today (April 29), Vietnam’s No. 1 player Le Quang Liem had a smothering win as he had to use a tie-break series to defeat the No. 2 Dutch – Jorden Van Forest.

In the first game, Le Quang Liem took advantage of keeping the White Army in front to use sensible strategy, and gradually took advantage of Van Forest. After 66 moves, the Vietnamese was able to defeat his Dutch opponent.

Jorden Van Forestest showed the courage of the 26th player in the world as he made many bold moves to quickly defeat Quang Liem in game two after just 37 moves.

Both Le Quang Liem and Van Forestest Jorden had chances in games 3 and 4 but couldn’t convert them so they accepted to split the result 2-2 after 4 quick games. Therefore, victory and defeat in blitz chess must be decided in a tie-break.

In the first chess game, Le Quang Liem let his opponent draw. In Game 2, however, the Vietnam No. 1 defeated the Dutchman after just 25 countries. In it, international pundits praised Quang Liem’s ​​bold move as he was willing to sacrifice the queen to attack the opposing king, surprising Van Forest Jorden and losing early.

Le Quang Liem won second place at the Oslo Esports Cup chess tournament - photo 1.

While ‘chess king’ Magnus Carlsen and ‘Indian prodigy’ Praggnanandhaa both lost in the last game, Vietnamese players have a chance to rise to the championship. However, he failed to beat the opponent after 4 quick chess games, thereby losing the unfortunate championship to the world champion – Jan-Krzysztof Duda, who lost to Quang Liem 2 days earlier.

Le Quang Liem became runner-up in the Oslo Esports Cup chess tournament - photo 2.

Although it’s a bit unfortunate, in general, the Vietnamese super grandmaster had an excellent tournament, beating chess king Carlsen, world champion – Krzysztof Duda and even the world’s 8th-ranked player Anish Giri. With 13 points won, Quang Liem took second place and cashed $32,500 in prize money, while Duda, 1 point ahead of Liem, won the $210,000 championship trophy.

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