Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem (second from left) takes second place at the HDBank tournament
As the runner-up, Liem received US$5,000 in cash and, more importantly, earned an additional 3.9 Elo points to resume his International Super Grandmaster title with an Elo of 2702 in the FIDE rankings.
China’s Ni Hua, who drew with Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son in their final game yesterday, won an overall eight points after nine games to claim the men’s division with a cash prize of US$10,000.
Son finished with 6.5 points, sharing third place with five other players with the same number of points
In the women’s division, Vietnamese Grandmaster Pham Le Thao Nguyen earned six points to win the US$1,500 first prize, followed by compatriot Nguyen Thi Thanh An and Gu Xiaobing from China.