Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Le Dominates, Aeroflot

15 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur – At the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam continues his domination with a win over GM Kobaila Mikhail of Russia in the seventh round of play. With this win, Le has 6.0 points from seven rounds and is a clear 1.0 point from the bunch of seven players at 5.0 points.

GM Le Quang Liem will now meet GM Cheparinov Ivan of Bulgaria who won his last round against GM Salgado Lopez Ivan of Spain.




On a smaller note, GM Wesley So of Philippines was observed to be absent during round 7 of the Aeroflot Open.



Mikhail Kobalia - Russia  Le Quang Liem - Vietnam

(pictures courtesy of Eugene Potemkin)

Here is the seventh round game between Kobalia Mikhail (top left) and Le Quang Liem (top right), the current leader of the Aeroflot Chess Open 2011, Moscow, Russia. The English Opening [A29] transpired during the game.


Here is the round 7 game between GM Cheparinov Ivan and GM Salgado Lopez Ivan of Spain which gave the Bulgarian, Cheparinov a win and a chance to meet GM Le Quang Liem in the eighth round today. The Blumenfeld Gambit [E10] transpired during the game.

[Event "Aeroflot Open 2011 A"] [Site "Moscow"] [Date "2011.02.14"] [Round "7"] [White "Cheparinov, Ivan"] [Black "Salgado Lopez, Ivan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E10"] [WhiteElo "2665"] [BlackElo "2626"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2011.02.14"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5 5. Bg5 Qa5+ 6. Nbd2 bxc4 7. Bxf6 gxf6 8. e4 Rg8 9. g3 Rg4 10. Be2 Rxe4 11. O-O Rxe2 12. Nxc4 Qa6 13. Qxe2 Bb7 14. Rad1 Qxa2 15. Rfe1 Qa4 16. b3 Qb4 17. Qd3 a6 18. dxe6 fxe6 19. Rxe6+ dxe6 20. Qd8+ Kf7 21. Ng5+ Kg6 22. Nxe6 Qxb3 23. Nxf8+ Kh5 24. Ne5 Bf3 25. Nxf3 Qxf3 26. Rd5+ Kh6 27. Qe7 1-0




  • 10th Aeroflot Open (Moscow RUS)
    Mon 7th Feb 2011 - Sat 19th Feb 2011 - Official Site
  • Open A (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: A-Group Games | Live Open A
  • Open B (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61))
  • Open C (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m+30spm(1))

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