Vietnam’s top chess player Le Quang Liem.
Liem, 20, is one of the 16 international Super Grandmasters who have been invited to join the Games. He is set to compete in the rapid and blitz chess events as well as either the blindfold or mixed doubles categories.
The multi-sport event aims to highlight the value of mind sports and features five games including bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), go and xiangqi (Chinese Chess), focusing on the power of the human brain, strategy, intelligence and mental exercise.
Following these Games, Liem will attend the England Open Chess Tournament in January, 2012 before entering the Aeroflot Open 2012 in Moscow, Russia from February 6-17 to defend his championship title.