NorwayGrandmaster David Howell was surprised by Le Quang Liem’s runner-up in the game against Jorden van Forestest at the Oslo Esports Cup on the evening of April 28.
In the second blitz tie-break, Quang Liem take the white piece and must win Forest to monopolize the runner-up at the tournament. He created a winning advantage with the pair of statues on two large diagonals a2-g8 and a1-h8, both pointing directly at the black king’s citadel. Hau, vehicle and white horse also focused on attacking the citadel in the middle. The commentators praised the way Quang Liem’s troops were placed in a good position.
As soon as he saw Quang Liem go to the runner-up, Howell said: “Oh, he left the queen, the move is so beautiful. The black statue is about to catch the white queen, but the black pawn will catch f7 well, and the black king will be in danger. This is the best game of the tournament, and Quang Liem took until the last game to make this move. I think this move will end the game. If the black statue catches f7 well, the white statue will catch the black statue. will have to lose back. White will win well in the endgame and win. It’s amazing, it’s unbelievable. Interesting and beautiful moves to end the tournament. The queen in chess is like a precious jewel. that you always want to find. Everyone wants to do it once. Quang Liem does it without even stopping to think.”
On another comment channel, former world runner-up Peter Leko commented: “Oh, beautiful country. What’s going on?”. International Grandmaster Tania Sachdev said: “Wait a minute, this water is only beautiful when it works, right?”. Leko continued: “Yes. But it’s not too difficult to see how this move works.”
Leko explained to Sachdev about Quang Liem’s donation. Both Howell and Leko realized that this move was beautiful, and Sachdev was still surprised and did not immediately understand the problem. It took a while for Leko to explain, before Sachdev exclaimed: “Oh, this move is really beautiful. Look at Forestest, he also realizes that everything is over. Quang Liem is also very fast, calculating. everything”.
Leko was the world runner-up in 2004, and Howell was in the group of Super Grandmasters like Quang Liem, with an Elo over 2,700. And Sachdev is a female player who won the title of male international grandmaster (IM), with Elo 2,392. Foreest is currently the number 26 player in the world with Elo 2,714, slightly better than Quang Liem 5 Elo.
This victory helped Quang Liem earn two more points, to finish the tournament in second place, with a bonus of 32,500 USD. If he had won Forest without a tie-break, he would have won. But this is also Quang Liem’s highest achievement in a stage of the Champions Chess Tour, moreover the Oslo Esports Cup is the main stage.
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