Category Archives: Le Quang Liem

3rd HD Bank Cup 2013-GM Papp,Ga(HUN)

TWIC 959

‘Le Quang Liem of Vietnam has held Berkes Ferenc of Hungary to a draw, winning the trophy of the HDBank International Chess Championships in HCM City. 

With one point more than the followers, Liem entered the decisive game on March 24 with the Hungarian GM with confidence, forcing the No.2 seed to draw after 30 moves.

The Vietnamese player got a total of 7.5 points after 6 wins and 3 draws, and received a cash prize worth US$10,000. 

 GM Berkes,Ferenc(R) and GM Liem(l) 


In the previous two HDBank tournaments, Liem was selected No1 seed, but lost out to his Chinese rivals.

This year he delivered a brilliant performance, including a victory over Zhou Jianchao of China in round 7.

Meanwhile, other Vietnamese hopefuls such as Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, Le Tuan Minh, and Nguyen Duc Hoa were ousted from the top ten due to losses in the decisive games.

Lu Shanglei of China came in second with 7 points, followed by Zhou Jianchao of China, Paragua Mark of the Philippines, and Berkes Ferenc of Hungary, who all got 6.5 points.’ 


Feature Game

GM Papp,Ga won a nice attacking game in the 3rd HD Bank Cup on the way to scoring 5.5/9.

GM Papp,Gabor
Photo Chess-db


Here is the feature game.


Papp,Ga (2582) – Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (2271) 
Sicilian 2.c3 g6[B22]
3rd HD Bank Cup 2013 Ho Chi Minh City VIE (1.7), 19.03.2013


Position 1
Black has been caught in the center. How should white continue?
White to Play

22…Bh6
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Trends in Sicilian Sidelines 2012(TWIC 904)

Here is a recent game in the Morra Gambit(TWIC 944).

The 12.gf idea to use the g-file for attack turns out to be overoptimistic and seems easily defended against by Vietnamese GM Le Quang Liem.

GM Le Quang Liem(VIE)

Senador,E(2357)-Le Quang Liem(2698)
2.d4 Morra Gambit Accepted[B21]
2nd HD Bank Cup 2012 Ho Chi Minh City VIE(2.1),02.03.2012

Position 1
White has started to press for the attack with 24.f5. How should black defend?

Black to Play

24.f5