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Monday, February 14, 2011

Aeroflot Chess R6: Quang Liem leads, Wesley So withdraws

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Hi everyone,

Filipino grandmaster Wesley So withdrew from the Aeroflot Chess Open 2011 saying he was too tired and was not getting his rhythm right after the hectic Wijk aan Zee tournament recently. He said he wanted to go home and rest ... and train.

Wesley So - You gotta go when you gotta go...
So drew for the fifth time in the tournament, this time against FM Roman Nechepurenko of Russia in only 28 moves of the Queen’s Indian. The 17-year-old Filipino champion had 2.5 points on five draws and one loss in the nine-round Swiss system tournament, which attracted 86 players from 31 countries. “I can’t think very well right now. I’m just too tired from the last tournament (Tata Steel Chess)," said So. Meanwhile, Grandmaster Le Liem Quang and defending champion maintained his half point lead in Group A ahead of the others. Here are the standings after Round 6:
You can find more details at the official tournament website

Leaders after 6 rounds

1GM Le, Quang Liem5.0VIE26642905+1.74
2GM Khismatullin, Denis4.5RUS26492841+1.50
3GM Kobalia, Mikhail4.5RUS26662827+1.24
4GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny4.5RUS26952809+0.86
5GM Vitiugov, Nikita4.5RUS27092808+0.73
6GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam4.5UZB26812768+0.66
7GM Salgado Lopez, Ivan4.0ESP26262780+1.25
8FM Bukavshin, Ivan4.0RUS24582784+2.54
9GM Jakovenko, Dmitry4.0RUS27182761+0.33
10GM Yu, Yangyi4.0CHN26072744+1.10
11GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime4.0FRA27152737+0.16
12GM Mamedov, Rauf4.0AZE26602730+0.56
13GM Sandipan, Chanda4.0IND26412727+0.69
14GM Zhou, Jianchao4.0CHN26552717+0.51
15GM Sjugirov, Sanan4.0RUS26262710+0.69
16GM Ding, Liren4.0CHN26282720+0.72
17GM Grachev, Boris4.0RUS26602688+0.21
18GM Volokitin, Andrei4.0UKR26782689+0.09
19GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim4.0RUS26602699+0.31
20GM Cheparinov, Ivan4.0BUL26652679+0.11

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