Top Vietnamese chess player Le Quang Liem. (Photo:

Liem, who has an Elo rating of 2,728, will compete against three Chinese grandmasters and four other grandmasters; Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Elo 2,737), Samuel Shankland (Elo 2,727), Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (Elo 2,718) and Vladimir Fedoseev (Elo 2,707).

This is the second year that Liem has been invited to take part in the tournament. He has the fourth highest Elo rating of this year’s competitors.

The event has a total prize of USD60,000, of which the winner will walk away with a bonus of USD24,000.

The tournament will finish on August 3rd./.