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|Feb-12-12|| ||Penguincw: Painful loss yesterday:
Le Quang Liem vs Khalifman, 2012
R Robson vs Le Quang Liem, 2012
With 2.5/6, three rounds to go, leader at 5/6, his chances are very slim. Live rating is 2705, 1/5 of 1% behind Emil Sutovsky and 0.3 ahead of Vladimir Malakhov, so very tough (world #36).
|Feb-13-12|| ||jon01: And again, this time even more surprising loss to Alsina Leal. After winning the event two years in row, Le is now getting his ass kicked seriously.|
|Feb-13-12|| ||Penguincw: Off of 2700. Now at 2.5/7. Ouch.|
|Feb-13-12|| ||17.Bxg7: <And again, this time even more surprising loss to Alsina Leal. After winning the event two years in row, Le is now getting his ass kicked seriously.> |
Not only that but also it is curious that after two second places in the last Dortmund editions (2010 and 2011), there is no guarantee he will participate this year and he needs to qualify again.
|Feb-13-12|| ||Penguincw: < 17.Bxg7: ...
Not only that but also it is curious that after two second places in the last Dortmund editions (2010 and 2011), there is no guarantee he will participate this year and he needs to qualify again. >
What would happen if he won? Let's say he beat Kramnik twice, that would give him solo lead. If so, will that allow him to be re-invited, or will he have to qualify?
|Feb-14-12|| ||Penguincw: Le won today with the black pieces, and is now back to the 2700 (super GM) club. Tomorrow, he faces Sethuraman (rated 2529) so a loss or draw would kick him off 2700, as he hangs at 2700.4. A win would boost him to World #39, 2 full points behind Malakhov, while almost a full points ahead of the Chinese #2 (Wang Yue).|
|Feb-14-12|| ||bronkenstein: <If so, will that allow him to be re-invited, or will he have to qualify?> IIRC , victory should guarantee him re-invite .|
|Feb-15-12|| ||Penguincw: Thanks <bronkenstein>.|
In 2011, Kramnik won and should be re-invited.
In 2010, Ponomariov won and was re-invited.
In 2009, Kramnik won and was re-invited.
In 2008, Leko won and was re-invited.
In 2007, Kramnik won and was re-invited.
In 2006, Kramnik won and was re-invited, and won, which caused him to be re-invited.
In 2005, Naiditsch won and was re-invited.
In 2004, Anand won and was NOT re-invited.
In 2003, Bologan won and was re-invited.
IMO, it just makes sense to see a winner re-play. Anand might have been invited, but decided not to.
|Feb-15-12|| ||bronkenstein: <penguincw> , Yes , <Anand might have been invited, but decided not to.> - what else ? (due to collision with his schedule, private life etc).|
|Feb-20-12|| ||Penguincw: Now it makes sense why he did poorly at Aeroflot. He played at two enormous tournaments in one month.|
For some reason, it doesn't have the same effect on Caruana. :-\
|Feb-24-12|| ||Penguincw: After taking a much needed break, he is back to play at the HD Bank Cup.|
|Feb-29-12|| ||wordfunph: good news to all LQL followers!
Vietnamese chess star publishes weekly blog on Tuoi Tre
|Mar-01-12|| ||plimko: My usual two cents on 'Scacchi Internazionali'
|Mar-02-12|| ||wordfunph: LQL fans wake up!
<Seventh Tal Memorial in Moscow will be held from 7 to June 19, 2012. The tournament will be attended by 10 strongest grandmasters in the world. Six of them have already confirmed their participation. This is Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Aronian, Radjabov Teimour, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana. Three participants are determined later, the tenth for the first time in history by voting to elect supertournaments RCF website viewers and fans.
The section is open to voting in the lower right corner of the homepage. Participant Tal Memorial is proposed to select from the following candidates:
1. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar) (AZE) 2752 2. Wang Hao (Wang, Hao) (CHN) 2733
3. Kamsky, Gata (Kamsky, Gata) (USA) 2741
4. Ponomariov, Ruslan (Ponomariov, Ruslan) (UKR) 2727 5. Adams, Michael (Adams, Michael) (ENG) 2735
6. Geary, Anish (Giri, Anish) (NED) 2717
7. Le, Quang Lem (Le, Quang Liem) (VIE) 2698
8. Polgar, Judit (Polgar, Judit) (HUN) 2709
9. Shirov, Alex (Shirov, Alexei) (LAT) 2701
10. Jobava, Baadur (Jobava, Baadur) (GEO) 2706
11. Sutovsky, Emil (Sutovsky, Emil) (ISR) 2700
12. McShane, Luke J. (McShane, Luke J) (ENG) 2691
13. Howe , Yifan (Hou, Yifan) (CHN) 2639>
vote for GM LQL!
|Mar-02-12|| ||Penguincw: Welcome back to 2700 Le Quang Liem!
Going 2/2 was enough for him to re-join the club.
Right on point!
Tomorrow, he faces Russian IM Viacheslav Diu (who also has 2 points), with the white pieces. He is rated 2484, meaning Le has to win, to gain 2.3 points, and stay in contention for 1st, as there are currently 11 players tied 2/2 and 21 players half a point back. Not a lot of breathing room.
|Mar-03-12|| ||Penguincw: Drawn! Ouch. He is now at 2697.3, which I believe is lower than he started with.|
Round 4 has him facing country man Vo Thanh Ninh (rated 2340), with the black pieces. Pretty much a must win situation. 3 players have 3 points, while he is among the 15 players half a point back.
1-0: -9 (2688)
1/2-1/2: -4 (2693)
0-1: +1 (2698)
Not the best, but it can only get worse.
|Mar-06-12|| ||wordfunph: "He is an absolutely new kind of chess player, who hasn't been spoilt by the games of Capablanca." |
- GM Evgeny Bareev (on GM Le Quang Liem)
|Mar-06-12|| ||AnalyzeThis: Interesting comment. Wonder what it means. Is he saying he's more like Alekhine?|
|Mar-06-12|| ||Penguincw: I missed 5 rounds, so here's how it ends out. He is now at 2700.2. Although he is a full point behind the leader, Ni Hua, he is very likely to finish second ($5,000), as a draw is sufficient for at least tied.|
Tomorrow, he has black against Sang Cao, currently rated 2529.
1-0: -7.2 (2693)
1/2-1/2: -2.2 (2698)
0-1: +2.8 (2703)
Must win (not that he can really catch Hua).
|Mar-07-12|| ||Penguincw: Congratz to Le Quang Liem for placing second place ($5,000). Really nice job. In the final round, he beat Sang Cao with black to finish just a mere half point behind Hua. Lastly, he has gained 5 rating points so far this season and is now World #40 at 2702.9.|
|Mar-13-12|| ||wordfunph: blessings on your 21st candle, happy birthday LQL!|
|Mar-13-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday!|
|Mar-13-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy 21st birthday Le Quang Liem!|
|Mar-18-12|| ||wordfunph: Thoughts about the Russian Chess Federationís decision by LQL..|
i rallied for LQL votes but went pfftttt :(
move on LQL!
|Mar-18-12|| ||wordfunph: LQL on HD Bank International Open Chess Tournament.
<Personally, I performed well at the tourney, though I didnít win the title. I have accumulated five more Elo points, and made a comeback to the list of international grandmasters.>
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