The match that I’ve long been waiting to happen since the start of the year, Le Quang Liem and Wesley So finally meets over the board after never crossing paths in at least three previous tournaments where they’re both participants, and in an all-bearing match on the most critical day of the Dragon Capital event.

Wesley is nearing the finish of a very busy but nevertheless fruitful third quarter of his 2008 campaign. He has virtually secured himself of a 2600+ rating whatever the outcome of his remaining three matches in Vietnam.

There is a good possibility that this will be Wesley’s closing tournament that is to be included in the October 2008 FIDE Rating List after having a solid season of sixty played matches.