SIMPLECHESS

Final day in the Aeroflot open

Ian Nepomniachtchi made his way back to the top board in the Moscow Aeroflot event two years after becoming champion.
This time the outcome was less happy for him! He lost in the final round enabling Le (see yesterday's photo) to become outright winner and pocket a handy 21,000 Euros.

With such a strong Russian field it was certainly a surprise that the relatively unknown Vietnamese Quang Liem Le finished ahead of the pack.

However as a fore-runner of this result he also excelled himself in the Moscow open from earlier this month.

He must be winning a sackful of Elo points!

Quang Liem Le (6) VIE 26471-0 Ian Nepomniachtchi (5.5) RUS 2658
Anton Korobov (5.5) UKR 26481-0 Ngoc Truong Son Nguyen (6) VIE 2616
Boris Grachev (5.5) RUS 26530.5-0.5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (5) FRA 2730
Alexey Dreev (5) RUS 26500.5-0.5 Etienne Bacrot (5) FRA 2713
Krishnan Sasikiran (5) IND 26530-1 Alexander Motylev (5) RUS 2697
Artyom Timofeev (5) RUS 26520.5-0.5 Gabriel Sargissian (5) ARM 2680
Evgeny Bareev (5) RUS 26430.5-0.5 Xiangzhi Bu (5) CHN 2673
Boris Savchenko (5) RUS 26380.5-0.5 Ivan Cheparinov (5) BUL 2660
Jianchao Zhou (5) CHN 26321-0Giovanni Vescovi (5)BRA 2660
Eduardo Iturrizaga (5) VEN26160.5-0.5 Wesley So (5) PHI 2656

Korobov also won in the last round and thus managed to overtake his opponent and thus with 6.5/7 finished second alone. Motylev, Zhou, Grachev and Nguyen Truong Son were third equal with 6 points.

We will be hearing more from Ngoc Truong Son Nguyen in the near future!

Only two Russians in the top six places.

Full nameCountryRatingPoints
Quang Liem Le VIE 2647 7
Anton Korobov UKR 26486.5
Ngoc Truong Son Nguyen VIE26166
Jianchao Zhou CHN 26326
Alexander Motylev RUS 26976
Boris Grachev RUS 26536

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