|Le Quang Liem|
International Grand Master Le Quang Liem from Ho Chi Minh City has booked a place for the World Chess Championships in Mexico in September this year.
The 17-year-old boy took the first ticket after gaining 7 points from six wins and two draws at the qualifiers of zone 3.3 being held on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province.
Among the competing women, Viet Nam’s Le Thanh Tu is leading with 6.5 points, closely followed by her teammate Pham Le Thao Nguyen with 6 points and Mongontuul Mathuyag from Mongolia with 5.5 points.
The last matches of Tu and Liu Yang from Singapore, and Thao Nguyen and Mongontuul will decide the only ticket for the women.