Defeating the 8th-ranked player in the world, Le Quang Liem races to the championship with “Chess King” Carlsen
Le Quang Liem defeats Anish Giri
Before entering the 6th round of the Olso Esports Cup 2022, which took place from the night of April 27 to this morning, Le Quang Liem showed impressive performance to be in the top 4.
And even though the opponent was the world’s 8th-ranked player Anish Giri, Le Quang Liem still showed confidence as soon as he held the black mandarin in game 1.
England controlled the game well, proactively made reasonable changes to troops. In the end, Liem’s good pair of columns B, C threatened to turn Queen, causing Giri to sacrifice Ma to neutralize in the 52nd move and succumb to the 54th move.
Game 2, Giri took the black piece to actively attack, but Liem calmly responded and made sharp counterattacks. In the middle of the match, Liem overwhelmed with the combined moves of After-Xe, causing Giri to quickly lose after 37 moves of intelligence.
Having “capital” of 2 wins, game 3 Liem took the black piece to build a tight defensive position, control the midfield well, making it impossible for Giri to break through, accepting a draw after 41 moves.
The convincing final victory of 2.5-0.5 against Anish Giri helped Le Quang Liem gain 3 more points, rising to third place in the rankings with 11 points/6 rounds.
In the 6th round, the 16-year-old Indian chess prodigy Praggnanandhaa (12 points/5 rounds) accepted to lose to the world’s 15th-ranked player Duda (Poland) 0.5-2.5. This result helps the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen return to the top of the table with 12 points after a 2.5-0.5 victory over Eric Hansen (Canada).
As a result of the remaining matches of the 6th round, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, 10th in the world) beat Jorden van Foreest (Netherlands, 26th in the world) 1.5-0.5 in a blitz tie-break (draw 2). -2 after 4 quick games).
Round 7 and also the last round of the Oslo Esports Cup will take place from tonight until dawn on April 29. Le Quang Liem will meet Jorden van Forestest. If he wins, Le Quang Liem will definitely be in the top 3. More fortunately, in case direct competitors like Carlsen, Praggnanandhaa, Duda stumble, Le Quang Liem can win the runner-up or even win. is the champion.
The Oslo Esports Cup, which takes place from April 22 to April 28, is the main stage in the Champions Chess Tour system. Competition days start at 23:00 (Vietnam time).
Oslo Esports Cup has a total prize money of 210,000 USD, of which winning each match is 7,500 USD (if winning by blitz chess receives 5000 USD, the loser receives 2,500 USD).
The tournament has the participation of 8 players, of which 4 are in the top 15 in the world, including “Chess King” Magnus Carlsen (Norway, No. 1 in the world), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, No. 10 in the world), Anish Giri (Netherlands, 8th in the world), Duda (Poland, 15th in the world), Jorden van Foreest (Netherlands, 26th in the world), Praggnanandhaa (India), Eric Hansen (Canada) and Le Quang Liem .
The players compete in a round robin round to determine the ranking. Each match, the two players play 4 quick chess games, with a series of blitz tie-breaks if drawn 2-2.
Two blitz games of 5 minutes each for each side and accumulate 3 seconds after each move. If there is still a tie, the players will enter the armageddon game: White has 5 minutes, Black has 4 minutes, the draw is counted as a win for Black.
The player who wins the chess quickly gets 3 points, the loser 0 points. If the chess player wins, the player gets 2 points and the loser gets 1 point.
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