In the last match, Liem, who has an Elo rating of 2728, beat Vidit Santosh Gujrathi of India (Elo 2718) after 75 moves.
Top Vietnamese chess player Le Quang Liem (Photo: nld.mediacdn.vn)
At the World Cup 2017, Gujrathi defeated Liem in the second round.
After seven matches, Ho Chi Minh City-born Liem gained four points to defend his second position. Yu Yangyi of China took the title with 4.5 points. Wei Yi of China and Vladimir Fedoseev of Russia shared third place with 3.5 points each.
With this result, Liem will adds five points to his Elo rating and climbs to No 23 in the world.
The event’s eight-player single round-robin featured five international grandmasters, as well as several top Chinese players. It had the total prize fund of USD60,000./.