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Le Quang Liem vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009), rd 4, Sep-04
Horwitz Defense: General (A40)  ·  1-0
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Sep-04-09  nhat8121: oh yeah, great victory.
Sep-04-09  birthtimes: 12...bxc3 is better than 12...Qb6.

16. Bb5+ Bc6 17. e5 Nd5 18. Bc4 leads to complications but strong advantage for White...

17...Bxe4 gives White the clear advantage...17...Ng4 is better.

Sep-04-09  apple pi: What about 14...Bxf2+?
Sep-04-09  jon01: Where did Mamedyarov make the last mistake?
Sep-04-09  pulsar: It looks to me like Mamedyarov didn't know and underestimated Le Quang Liem, one of the strongest young players in Asia. This led to his choice of opening which eventually did him in.

After the simple 11.Qe1 it looks like Black can no longer defend his over-extended pawn. After 12...Qb6, 13.Nxa5 highlighted the Black's weakness on the queenside.

Sep-04-09  Udit Narayan: Mamedyarov lost the game because he came late to the board and forgot to switch on his earplug to transmit signals from his pocket Rybka operating remotely in his hotel room.
Sep-05-09
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  notyetagm: 12 ... ♕d8-b6?
13 ?


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13 ♘b3xa5! <pawn fork trick>


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13 ... ♖a8xa5 14 c3xb4 <pawn fork: a5,c5>


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<pulsar: ... After 12...Qb6, 13.Nxa5 highlighted the Black's weakness on the queenside.>

I was shocked that a super-tactician like Mamedyarov would miss this <PAWN FORK TRICK>.

Sep-05-09  shintaro go: Yup, Liem's 13th move obliterated Black's queenside just like that.
Sep-05-09  Atking: <I was shocked that a super-tactician like Mamedyarov would miss this <PAWN FORK TRICK>.> The position looks already pretty good for White <Notyetagm> What is your suggestion? 12...bxc 13.Bxc3 ...a5 is always hanging. My opinion is quite the opposite : Mamedyarov defended quite well after an adventurous 2...b5!?? Indeed this pawn going to far was lost few moves later. White played it very well. Nb3; Bd2; Qe1!
Sep-05-09  pulsar: <Atking> I agree, Mamedyarov was way too loose in the opening (2.b5). After his move 11, I think Le has a considerable advantage (at their level).
Sep-05-09  birthtimes: 12...bxc3 13. Bxc3 Bb6 and Black is even since White's b-pawn is backwards on a half-open file for Black.
Sep-08-09  tacticalmonster: I got the feeling that move 49 h3 might hold for black. Any idea?
Sep-23-09  birthtimes: Sure would make things a bit more difficult. If 49...h3 then 50. gxh3 exf3 51. Nh6 Ke4 52. Nf7 Kf5 53. Ke1 d4 54. Kf2 d3 55. Kxf3 Kf6 56. Nd6 Kg6 57. Kf2 Kh5 58. Ne4 Kh4 59. Kg2 f3+ 60. Kg1 Kh5 61. Nd2 Kh4 62. Nxf3+ Kxh3 63. Nxg5+ Kg4 64. Ne4 Kf3 65. Nd2+ Ke3 66. Nc4+ Kd4 67. Nb2 Kc3 68. Nd1+ Kc4 69. Kf2 Kd4 70. Kg3 Kd5 71. Ne3+ Ke6 72. Nf1 Kf7 73. Kg4 Kg7 74. h4 Kf6 75. h5 Kg7 76. Kg5 Kh7 77. Nd2 Kg7 78. h6+ Kh7 79. Kh5 Kh8 80. Kg6 Kg8 81. h7+ Kh8 82. Ne4 d2 83. Nd6 d1=Q 84. Nf7#
Mar-08-10
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Pawn fork trick

Le Quang Liem vs Mamedyarov, 2009 13 Nb3xa5! White c3-pawn has Black c5-bishop tactical target

Mar-08-10
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Le Quang Liem's Best Games
Mar-08-10  Kazzak: Hi notyetagm.

You may want this game in your collection:
A Aleksandrov vs Le Quang Liem, 2008

Le having fun as black, and with the white King making a desperation walk at the end, obviously thinking the black Rook has been superglued to a3.

I think the double Bishop-shot from Le in the opening should have gotten a lot more attention. The game's not even kibbitzed previously.

(It's really worth it to play through all his games - something I believe most top players will have done now, after the Moscow Open and Aeroflot. For a while, Le was doing well in the Blitz, as well. But fell two points behind towards the end.)

Mar-08-10
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  notyetagm: <Kazzak: Hi notyetagm.
You may want this game in your collection:

A Aleksandrov vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 >

Done.

Dec-13-12
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: PAWN FORK TRICK
Dec-13-12
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  parisattack: < birthtimes: 12...bxc3 13. Bxc3 Bb6 and Black is even since White's b-pawn is backwards on a half-open file for Black.>

Yes. I would actually prefer black. But, then, I am a fan of the Polish Defense. Black has almost a Sicilian-Kan type of setup.

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