|(File photo) Le Quang Liem of Vietnam|
The Ho Chi Minh City player earned 7 points after 10 games, with a draw in the final game with India’s Negi Parimarjanon.
Host player Nigel D. Short came first and Chinese female player Hou Yifan second. Both earned 8 points after 10 games and had to compete to identify the champion via blitz chess. Short made it with a win and a draw.
Liem is set to take part in the Aeroflot Open Tournament in Russia soon where he will defend his championship title.