Quang Liem Leads Aeroflot

Quang Liem Leads Aeroflot

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 13, 2011, 12:56 AM |
27 | Chess Event Coverage

Le Quang Liem (pictured) is the sole leader of the huge Aeroflot Open after five out of nine rounds have been completed.

The young Vietnamese star has only given up one draw so far, with his victims including top seeded Gata Kamsky in a one-sided affair in round four.

Quang Liem's win in round three also featured a beautiful final move which is worth seeing! Both games are below.

Le Quang Liem was the winner of last year's Aeroflot tournament, and it would be remarkable if he could achieve the same feat again faced with such a large high quality field.

 

 

The top standings after five rounds:


 Name Nat Elo Pts
1  Le, Quang Liem VIE 2664 4.5
2  Kobalia, Mikhail RUS 2666 4.0
3  Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2695 4.0
4  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB 2681 4.0
5  Zhou, Jianchao CHN 2655 4.0
6  Salgado Lopez, Ivan ESP 2626 3.5
7  Khismatullin, Denis RUS 2649 3.5
8  Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2709 3.5
9  Zvjaginsev, Vadim RUS 2660 3.5
10  Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2718 3.5
11  Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2660 3.5
12  Kurnosov, Igor RUS 2662 3.5
13  Hess, Robert L USA 2572 3.0
14  Papin, Vasily RUS 2568 3.0
15  Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2505 3.0
16  Bukavshin, Ivan RUS 2458 3.0
17  Kamsky, Gata USA 2730 3.0
18  Kotsur, Pavel KAZ 2559 3.0
19  Sandipan, Chanda IND 2641 3.0
20  Yu, Yangyi CHN 2607 3.0
21  Khairullin, Ildar RUS 2640 3.0
22  Timofeev, Artyom RUS 2681 3.0
23  Grachev, Boris RUS 2660 3.0
24  Ni, Hua CHN 2645 3.0
25  Rodshtein, Maxim ISR 2625 3.0
26  Lenic, Luka SLO 2613 3.0
27  Dubov, Daniil RUS 2459 3.0
28  Riazantsev, Alexander RUS 2689 3.0
29  Movsesian, Sergei ARM 2721 3.0
30  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2715 3.0
31  Romanov, Evgeny RUS 2606 3.0
32  Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2678 3.0
33  Sjugirov, Sanan RUS 2626 3.0
34  Cheparinov, Ivan BUL 2665 3.0
35  Ding, Liren CHN 2628 3.0
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