Chess grandmaster graduates from American university, promises to contribute to VN

VietNamNet Bridge – Le Quang Liem, the No 1 chess grandmaster, who has graduated from Webster University summa cum laude with two bachelor’s degrees in finance and management, wrote on Facebook that in the future, no matter where he lives and works, he will always be a Vietnamese and will contribute to the country’s development.

While studying at Webster University, Liem regularly participated in international and regional chess tournaments. He spent Monday to Thursday on studies and the remaining days practicing chess.

Liem joined Webster’s chess team in 2013. From 2013 to 2017, together with other team members, they won the American championship among US universities for four consecutive years.

He was the captain of the team in 2014-2017.  He also was the runner up at the US Millionaire Chess Open in 2015.

Regarding the activities related to his major, Liem and finance majors set up a finance & investment club at Webster University.

The club, where Liem is the chair, organizes regular meetings monthly, where famous finance experts talk to students to provide them with more knowledge and experience in their training major.

Liem attended a finance conference – Sohn Investment Conference in 2016 – to broaden his knowledge.
When asked by VietNamNet why he decided to follow studies in two majors, which forced him to undertake big workload, Liem said he has been passionate about finance for a long time (he was a finance major at the Sai Gon University before leaving for the US). He believes finance is interesting and may help him in the future.

Liem said he has completed the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exam. In the immediate time, he will attend chess tournaments before looking for a job.

Talented and modest about his achievements, Liem is admired by Vietnamese youth.

However, what helps Liem touch the hearts of millions of Vietnamese are his words on Facebook. He says he will always be a Vietnamese and wishes to contribute to the country’s development.
Local press reported that after graduating from Webster University, he will participate in the World Open on June 29 – July 7 in Philadelphia, the US, World Cup in September in early September in Batumi, Georgia and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan at the end of September.

Le Quang Liem was born in 1991 in HCMC and learned chess at the age of seven.

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