Vietnamese grandmaster Quang Liem Le is proving to be the Filipino players' nemesis at the Zone 3.3 Championships in Vietnam. Between rounds 5 and 7, he killed off the hopes of three Pinoy players beating Torre, Laylo and Dimakiling. It took the talent of GM Nelson Mariano to stop the bloodlust drawing with the Vietnamese in the eight round.
But GM Quang has surged too far ahead. He is now on 7 points while his nearest chaser, Mariano, is on 5.5 with a single round to go. Hamed Nouri, another Pinoy player, will today front up against Quang. Good luck Hamed!