GM Quang Liem Le

Full name
Quang Liem Le
Born
Mar 13, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Federation
Vietnam
Profiles

Le Quang Liem is a Vietnamese Grandmaster well known for his speed chess skills. He is best known for winning the World Blitz Chess Championship in 2013 ahead of several elite players.

Liem is known to have an extremely sharp tactical eye and many notable games in that area. He has also won several open tournaments all across the globe (sometimes twice or thrice!) namely, Aeroflot open, HD Bank open, SPICE cup, Kolkata open and the World Youth Under 14 Chess Championship.

He was the premier chess prodigy from Vietnam and achieved his Grandmaster title at the age of 15. Ever since he has played for the national team of Vietnam and has also been their highest ranked player for the past several years. In 2014, he joined Webster University in USA and won the President’s Cup (Chess) for the national college chess team championships as four years as a student from 2014-2017 while playing board 1 everytime.

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Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Bogo-Indian Defense (23) : E11
Queen's Pawn Opening (28) : A40 D00 D02 A41 D25
Caro-Kann Defense (4) : B12 B13
Queen's Indian Defense (33) : E16 E15 E14 E12 E18 E17
Giuoco Piano Game (1) : C50
Scotch Game (2) : C45
London System (7) : A48
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (2) : A40
Queen's Gambit Accepted (12) : D20 D25 D27 D22
Reti Opening (14) : A04 A05
King's Indian Attack (10) : A07 A08
Semi-Slav Defense (21) : D45 D43 D44 D47 D48
Trompowsky Attack (7) : A45
Benoni Defense (1) : A61
Modern Defense (8) : A42 A40 B07 B06
Catalan Opening (23) : E01 E05 E00 E04
Old Indian Defense (2) : A53 A54
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (2) : D71 D78
Ruy Lopez Opening (2) : C65 C84
Tarrasch Defense (2) : D32 D34
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (2) : A58
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (1) : D44
Torre Attack (1) : A48
Budapest Defense (1) : A52
Philidor Defense (1) : C41
Pirc Defense (6) : B09 B07
Scandinavian Defense (2) : B01
Old Benoni Defense (1) : A56
Alekhine Defense (1) : B03
Four Knights Game (1) : C47
Black Pieces
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (2) : D73 D70
Catalan Opening (11) : E01 E00 E04
Reti Opening (14) : A04 A05 A06 A09
Queen's Indian Defense (14) : E12 E15 E17 E14
Nimzo-Indian Defense (19) : E34 E48 E46 E20 E32 E58
King's Indian Defense (8) : E60 D70
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (6) : A01
Ruy Lopez Opening (22) : C65 C67 C77 C95
King's Indian Attack (9) : A07
Giuoco Piano Game (6) : C50 C53 C52
King's Gambit Accepted (1) : C33
Queen's Pawn Opening (9) : D02 D00 A41 A40
Bishop's Opening (2) : C28 C23
Trompowsky Attack (3) : A45
Torre Attack (2) : A48
Semi-Slav Defense (28) : D45 D47 D43 D44
Vienna Game (1) : C25
Scotch Game (2) : C45
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (1) : A40
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (5) : D71 D78
Hungarian Opening (2) : A00
Petrov's Defense (3) : C42 C43
Undefined (1) : A00
Bird's Opening (1) : A03
Colle System (1) : D04
Benoni Defense (1) : A57

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