Vietnam's No.1 chess player Le Quang Liem finished his trip to Russia's 2019 FIDE World Cup after being defeated in the fourth round on Sunday night by defending world champion Levon Aronian.

The 2019 biennial FIDE World Cup is a 128-player knockout chess tournament held from September 9 to October 4 in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk.

The round one to round six matches consist of two classic games before a four-game final.

Drawing in their two classical games as part of the fourth round, Vietnamese grandmaster Liem and Aronian of Armenia had to play two fast matches to decide the winner.

However, the two had to join the crucial two-game tiebreaker as they continued to draw in the additional games, where Liem was defeated as he failed to maintain his focus until the end.

After 56 moves in the tiebreaker's first game, Aronian defeated 28-year-old Liem and bound the Vietnamese after 50 moves in the final game to win the match with a total score of 3.5 – 2.5.

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