Le Quang Liem wins Vietnam Chess Championship qualification
WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen wins the women qualifications
Report by Chessdom

GM Le Quang Liem won the 2010 Vietnam Chess Championship qualification convincingly, finishing 1,5 points ahead of competition. In the National Swiss system championship he gained 7,5/9, winning six games and drawing three.

Four players from the event progressed to the semi finals: Le Quang Liem and the three out of six who shared second place GM Dao Thien Hai, GM Nguyen Anh Dung, and FM Nguyen Duc Hoa.

Semifinal pairings

GM Le Quang Liem 2689 – FM Nguyen Duc Hoa 2324
GM Dao Thien Hai 2523 – GM Nguyen Anh Dung 2464

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In the women section, the rating favorite WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen had no problems during the event and finished with 7,0/9. She had secured the first place a round before the end a a draw was enough for the title in the qualifications tournament. Three more players go to the semi finals and there are WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram, WIM Nguyen Thi Tuong Van, and WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim all with 6,5/9.

Semifinal pairings

WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim 2226 – WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2338
WIM Nguyen Thi Tuong Van 2207 – WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2318

Qualifications standings men

1 GM Le Quang Liem 2689 7.5
2 GM Dao Thien Hai 2523 6
3 GM Nguyen Anh Dung 2464 6
4 FM Nguyen Duc Hoa 2324 6
5 GM Cao Sang 2557 6
6 FM Pham Chuong 2370 6
7 IM Nguyen Thanh Son 2440 6
8 IM Nguyen Van Huy 2419 5.5
9 Vo Thanh Ninh 2341 5.5
10 IM Tu Hoang Thai 2390 5.5
11 GM Bui Vinh 2480 5.5
12 IM Duong The Anh 2425 5
13 Nguyen Thien Viet 2330 5
14 IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy 2469 5
15 Tran Quoc Dung 2229 5, etc.

Qualifications standings women

1 WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2338 7
2 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2318 6.5
3 WIM Nguyen Thi Tuong Van 2207 6.5
4 WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim 2226 6.5
5 WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An 2309 6
6 WIM Pham Bich Ngoc 2167 6
7 WCM Phan Nguyen Mai Chi 2041 6
8 WFM Vo Hong Phuong 2258 5.5
9 WFM Vo Thi Kim Phung 2084 5.5
10 WIM Nguyen Quynh Anh 2153 5
11 WIM Bui Kim Le 2147 5
12 Nguyen Phuong Thao 5, etc.

Additional standings here: http://reports.chessdom.com/news-2010/le-quang-liem-vietnam-chess-qualifications

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