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Monday, July 19, 2010

Dortmund Sparkassen Chess: Liem shocks tournament leader Ponomario

Le Quang Liem of Vietnam

Hello Everyone!

Le Quang Liem of Vietnam has surprised the chess world early this year by winning the Aeroflot 2010 in Moscow. That's how he had got an entry into the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting. The 19-year-old showed his chess strength again in the fourth round by beating tournament leader Ruslan Ponomariov in the fourth round. The other games were all draws.

Ponomariov's loss allowed Mamedyarov to take the lead with half a point. Liem jumped to third spot. Plenty of games to go in the tournament so watch out for more exciting chess and surprises.

Results of Round 4

Arkadij Naiditsch-Peter Leko 1/2-1/2
Shak. Mamedyarov-Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2
Le Quang Liem-Ruslan Ponomariov 1-0

Standings after Round 4
1. S. Mamedyarov 3.0
2. R. Ponomariov 2.5
3. Le Quang Liem 2.0
4. V. Kramnik 1.5
5. P. Leko 1.5
6. A. Naiditsch 1.5

Here is the nice game between Liem and Ponomariov. You can run it in the pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O Qc7 11. Rb1 b6 12. Bf4 e5 13. Bg3 Qe7 14. Bd5 Bb7 15. Qa4 Rfc8 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Nf4 c4 18. Rfd1 h5 19. Nxg6 Nxg6 20. Bd6 Qe8 21. Qxe8+ Rxe8 22. Bxb7 Rad8 23. Bb4 Nf4 24. Kf1 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Nd3 26. Bd5 Rc8 27. Rb1 Nxb4 28. Rxb4 Bxc3 29. Ra4 Rc5 30. Rxc4 Rxc4 31. Bxc4 h4 32. f4 Kg7 33. e5 f6 34. exf6+ Kxf6 35. g3 Kf5 36. Bd3+ Ke6 37. Kg2 hxg3 38. hxg3 Kd5 39. Kf3 Kd4 40. Ba6 Kc5 41. g4 b5 42. g5 Kb6 43. Bc8 Kc7 44. Bf5 a5 45. Bd3 b4 46. Bc2 Kd6 47. Kg4 Bd2 48. f5 Ke5 49. f6 Be3 50. Kh5 Bc5 51. Kh6 Ke6 52. g6 Kd5 1-0

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