Aeroflot Open – Le Quang Liem victorious

2/18/2010 – This young Vietnamese grandmaster is having an incredible run: after finishing joint first in the very strong Moscow Open, and without a single day's rest, he played in the Aeroflot and clinched sole first with a fine win over Ian Nepomniachtchi in the final round. Second was Ukrainian GM Anton Korobov. Final results, games and pictures from Moscow.

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The 9th Aeroflot Open took place from February 9th to 18th, 2010, for the fifth year in succession in the tourist complex Izmailovo Hotel Gamma-Delta, where most of the participants also stayed. The prize sum was EUR 180,000, including prizes for the World Blitz Qualification Tournament. Four Open Tournaments (A1, A2, B and C) were made up according to the rating of the participants. The A1 tournament had players with a rating of 2550 or higher.

Time controls: for tournament A1 and A2 it is 40 moves in 100 minutes, then 20 moves in 50 minutes, finally 15 minutes for the remaining moves, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. For tournaments B and C: 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.

Report from the 9th Aeroflot in Moscow

One round before the end the two Vietnamese grandmasters Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son were in the lead, with 6.0/8 points. The latter lost his final round game to GM Korobov Anton of Ukraine, who moved into second place with that victory. Le Quang Liem, on the other hand, produced a very nice final round victory over Ian Nepomniachtchi to secure sole first place.

Le Quang Liem (2647) - Nepomniachtchi,I (2658) [A35]
9th Aeroflot Open A Moscow RUS (9), 17.02.2010
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qb6 6.Nb3 e6 7.e4 Bb4 8.Bd3 Ne5 9.0-0 Qd6 10.Bf4 Bxc3 11.bxc3 Qxd3 12.Bxe5 Qxc4 13.Re1 b6 14.Qf3 Bb7 15.Nd4 0-0-0 16.a4 Qc5 17.Bg3 e5 18.a5 Rhe8 19.axb6 axb6 20.Nf5 g6 21.Ng7 Nxe4 22.Nxe8 Rxe8 23.Qxf7 Rf8 24.Qa2 Qc6 25.f3 Qc5+ 26.Bf2 Nxf2 27.Qxf2 Qxf2+ 28.Kxf2 e4 29.Re3 Kc7 30.Kg3 exf3 31.gxf3 Bd5 32.Ra4 Be6 33.Rh4 h5 34.Rf4 Ra8 35.h4 Ra5 36.Rf6 Bf5 37.Kf4 Rc5 38.Kg5 Bc2+ 39.Kh6 Rc4 40.f4 b5 41.Re5 Rc6 42.Rf7 Kb6 43.Rxd7 Rxc3 44.Rd8 Ka5 45.Rb8 Rb3 46.Rc8 Bb1 47.Rb8 Ka4 48.Rb6 Rb4? 49.Ra6+ Kb3

50.Rxg6 Bxg6 51.Kxg6 Rxf4 52.Rxb5+ Kc4 53.Rxh5 and this rook ending wins for White: 53...Rg4+ 54.Kf5 Rg8 55.Rg5 Rh8 56.h5 Kd5 57.Kg6+ Ke6 58.Kg7 Re8 59.h6 Re7+ 60.Kg6 1-0.


2nd: Anton Korobov, UKR, 2648, 6.5/9, perf. 2776; 1st: Le Quang Liem, VIE, 2647, 7.0/9, perf. 2872

It has been an amazing three weeks for the young Vietnamese GM, who can be described as the bane of Russians. First he tied for first at the very strong Moscow Open, a notoriously tough event, with a hefty 7.0/9 score. Then, without a single day's rest, he went on to win the super strong Aeroflot Open outright. It is obvious that he will be the first Vietnamese to top 2700 on the FIDE rating scale.

Final standings (after nine rounds)

Rnk Player
Pts
Nat Gen Rtng Perf WWe
1 GM Le, Quang Liem
7.0
VIE
M
2647 2872 +2.58
2 GM Korobov, Anton
6.5
UKR
M
2648 2776 +1.54
3 GM Motylev, Alexander
6.0
RUS
M
2697 2755 +0.67
4 GM Zhou, Jianchao
6.0
CHN
M
2632 2778 +1.75
5 GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son
6.0
VIE
M
2616 2749 +1.61
6 GM Grachev, Boris
6.0
RUS
M
2653 2745 +1.09
7 GM Cheparinov, Ivan
5.5
BUL
M
2660 2715 +0.69
8 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
5.5
FRA
M
2730 2700 -0.33
9 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian
5.5
RUS
M
2658 2691 +0.42
10 GM Bu, Xiangzhi
5.5
CHN
M
2673 2700 +0.33
11 GM So, Wesley
5.5
PHI
M
2656 2693 +0.46
12 GM Sargissian, Gabriel
5.5
ARM
M
2680 2682 +0.03
13 GM Savchenko, Boris
5.5
RUS
M
2638 2729 +1.14
14 GM Bacrot, Etienne
5.5
FRA
M
2713 2717 +0.06
15 GM Timofeev, Artyom
5.5
RUS
M
2652 2707 +0.71
16 GM Bareev, Evgeny
5.5
RUS
M
2643 2699 +0.71
17 GM Najer, Evgeniy
5.5
RUS
M
2665 2698 +0.41
18 GM Iturrizaga, Eduardo
5.5
VEN
M
2616 2676 +0.75
19 GM Dreev, Alexey
5.5
RUS
M
2650 2676 +0.34
20 GM Mamedov, Rauf
5.0
AZE
M
2640 2659 +0.20
21 GM Novikov, Stanislav
5.0
RUS
M
2557 2646 +1.09
22 GM Salgado Lopez, Ivan
5.0
ESP
M
2584 2654 +0.84
23 GM Volokitin, Andrei
5.0
UKR
M
2692 2652 -0.52
24 GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim
5.0
RUS
M
2642 2649 +0.06
25 GM Kobalia, Mikhail
5.0
RUS
M
2637 2643 +0.04
26 GM Khairullin, Ildar
5.0
RUS
M
2605 2706 +1.21
27 GM Khalifman, Alexander
5.0
RUS
M
2616 2690 +0.90
28 GM Grigoriants, Sergey
5.0
RUS
M
2560 2688 +1.54
29 GM Belov, Vladimir
5.0
RUS
M
2595 2677 +0.99
30 GM Sasikiran, Krishnan
5.0
IND
M
2653 2681 +0.32
31 GM Melkumyan, Hrant
5.0
ARM
M
2583 2667 +1.02
32 GM Pashikian, Arman
5.0
ARM
M
2647 2672 +0.27
33 GM Naiditsch, Arkadij
5.0
GER
M
2687 2649 -0.49
34 GM Vescovi, Giovanni
5.0
BRA
M
2660 2659 -0.05
35 GM Kamsky, Gata
5.0
USA
M
2693 2650 -0.56
36 GM McShane, Luke J
5.0
ENG
M
2616 2646 +0.36
37 GM Amonatov, Farrukh
5.0
TJK
M
2634 2636 -0.01
38 GM Predojevic, Borki
5.0
BIH
M
2642 2621 -0.30
39 GM Tregubov, Pavel V.
5.0
RUS
M
2628 2603 -0.33
40 GM Sjugirov, Sanan
4.5
RUS
M
2610 2655 +0.56
41 GM Safarli, Eltaj
4.5
AZE
M
2594 2631 +0.48
42 GM Moiseenko, Alexander
4.5
UKR
M
2677 2604 -0.90
43 GM Ragger, Markus
4.5
AUT
M
2568 2599 +0.39
44 GM Van Wely, Loek
4.5
NED
M
2641 2606 -0.44
45 GM Shabalov, Alexander
4.5
USA
M
2611 2588 -0.29
46 GM Ehlvest, Jaan
4.0
USA
M
2600 2579 -0.23
47 GM Potkin, Vladimir
4.0
RUS
M
2611 2572 -0.46
48 GM Lenic, Luka
4.0
SLO
M
2595 2563 -0.37
49 IM Danin, Alexandre
4.0
RUS
M
2519 2563 +0.58
50 GM Feller, Sebastien
4.0
FRA
M
2579 2557 -0.25
51 GM Hou, Yifan
4.0
CHN
F
2590 2552 -0.45
52 GM Smirin, Ilia
4.0
ISR
M
2668 2534 -1.63
53 GM Maletin, Pavel
4.0
RUS
M
2591 2537 -0.62
54 GM Volkov, Sergey
4.0
RUS
M
2623 2536 -1.04
55 GM Zhigalko, Sergei
4.0
BLR
M
2668 2525 -1.72
56 GM Bocharov, Dmitry
4.0
RUS
M
2594 2617 +0.31
57 GM Rodshtein, Maxim
4.0
ISR
M
2622 2599 -0.25
58 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana
4.0
RUS
F
2515 2596 +1.00
59 GM Shomoev, Anton
4.0
RUS
M
2559 2578 +0.26
60 GM Rakhmanov, Aleksandr
4.0
RUS
M
2591 2580 -0.11
61 IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda
4.0
RUS
F
2533 2585 +0.67
62 GM Andriasian, Zaven
4.0
ARM
M
2613 2580 -0.39
63 GM Zhou, Weiqi
4.0
CHN
M
2600 2566 -0.39
64 GM Efimenko, Zahar
4.0
UKR
M
2657 2520 -1.66
65 GM Khusnutdinov, Rustam
3.5
KAZ
M
2513 2543 +0.33
66 IM Papin, Vasily
3.5
RUS
M
2548 2523 -0.33
67 IM Krylov, Mikhail
3.5
RUS
M
2511 2521 +0.09
68 GM Ajrapetjan, Yuriy
3.5
UKR
M
2525 2510 -0.20
69 IM Javakhishvili, Lela
3.0
GEO
F
2493 2484 -0.09
70 GM Iljushin, Alexei
3.0
RUS
M
2551 2469 -0.97
71 GM Sebag, Marie
3.0
FRA
F
2510 2471 -0.45
72 GM Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan
3.0
IRI
M
2589 2457 -1.58
73 GM Lopez Martinez, Josep Manu
3.0
ESP
M
2593 2439 -1.85
74 GM Vazquez Igarza, Renier
3.0
ESP
M
2563 2434 -1.54
75 GM Morovic Fernandez, Ivan
3.0
CHI
M
2561 2486 -0.89
76 GM Salem, A.R. Saleh
3.0
UAE
M
2484 2420 -0.62
77 GM Romanov, Evgeny
3.0
RUS
M
2599 2606 +0.07
78 GM Svetushkin, Dmitry
2.5
MDA
M
2573 2411 -1.95
79 GM Yudin, Sergei
2.0
RUS
M
2573 2402 -1.75
80 GM Laylo, Darwin
0.5
PHI
M
2556 2148 -2.86

Three female players, Chinese teenager Hou Yifan and the Kosinseva sisters, finished with 4.0/9 points and performances between 2552 and 2596. Lela Javakhishvili and Marie Sebag were in the last fifth of the table with 3.0/9 points each.

Rnk Player
Pts
Nat Gen Rtng Perf WWe
51 GM Hou, Yifan
4.0
CHN
F
2590 2552 -0.45
58 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana
4.0
RUS
F
2515 2596 +1.00
61 IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda
4.0
RUS
F
2533 2585 +0.67
69 IM Javakhishvili, Lela
3.0
GEO
F
2493 2484 -0.09
71 GM Sebag, Marie
3.0
FRA
F
2510 2471 -0.45

Picture gallery – by WGM WGM Yana Melnikova


Fourth: Zhou Jianchao, China, 2632, 6.0/9, performance 2778


Ninth: Ian Nepomniachtchi, RUS, 2658, 5.5/9 performance 2691
Fifth: Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Vietnam, 2616, 6.0/9, performance 2749


Sixth: Boris Grachev, Russia, 2653, 6.0/9, performance 2745


Seventh: Ivan Cheparinov, Bulgaria, 2660, 5.5/9, perf. 2715


Eighth: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, France, 2730, 5.5/9, perf. 2700


15th: Artyom Timofeev, RUS, 2652, 5.5/9, performance 2707


16th: Evgeny Bareev, Russia, 2643, 5.5/9, performance 2699


34th: Giovanni Vescovi, BRA, 2660, 5.0/9, performance 2659


35th: Gata Kamsky, USA, 2693, 5.0/9, performance 2650


40th: Sanan Sjugirov, RUS, 2610, 4.5/9, performance 2655


41st: Eltaj Safarli, AZE, 2594, 4.5/9, performance 2631, 44th Loek van Wely, NED, 2641, 4.5 2606


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