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Le Quang Liem Wins 5th SPICE Cup

  • SonofPearl
  • on 26.10.11 11:16.

Spice Logo.jpgThe 20 year-old Vietnamese #1 Le Quang Liem has won the 5th SPICE Cup in Lubbock, Texas (15-25 October).

Le lived up to his top seed status by dramatically winning his last round game against leader Leinier Dominguez to clinch a last-gasp victory in the headlining A Group event.

At the SPICE Cup this year there were three round-robin tournaments taking place, with the A Group being a 6-player double round-robin, and the B and C Groups being 10-player single round robins.

Anatoly Bykhovsky won the B Group and Ben Finegold won the C Group.

The time control was 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to complete the game, with a 30 second increment from the start. The soccer style (3-1-0) scoring system was also used in the A Group only.

Le profited from a Dominguez blunder in the final round

Le Quang Liem Leinier Dominguez spice cup 2011.JPG

 

 

The A Group with Susan Polgar (left to right): Shulman, Feller, Le, Robson, Dominguez, Meier

SPICE Cup A group 2011.JPG

 

The final standings in the A Group:

Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2717 * * 0 3
3
1 1 1 1 1 3
3
17
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2710 3
0 * * 1 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 15
Meier, Georg  GER 2648 0 1 1 1 * * 1 3 3 1 1 3 15
Robson, Ray  USA 2583 1 1 0 0 1 0 * * 3 1 1 3 11
Feller, Sebastien  FRA 2668 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 * * 0 3 9
Shulman, Yuri  USA 2608 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 * * 7

 

The final standings in the B Group:

Bykhovsky, Anatoly  ISR 2521 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
Mogranzini, Roberto  ITA 2439 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 6
Molner, Mackenzie  USA 2453 ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ ½ 5
Yang, Darwin  USA 2439 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5
Sevillano, Enrico  USA 2490 0 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 5
Arnold, Marc USA 2505 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ 4
Amanov, Mesgen  TKM 2541 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 4
Ippolito, Dean  USA 2477 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 * 0 1
Boros, Denes  HUN 2508 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½
Milman, Lev  USA 2452 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ *

 

The final standings in the C Group:

Finegold, Benjamin  USA 2489 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
Friedel, Joshua E  USA 2518 1 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 6
Altounian, Levon  USA 2429 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6
Diamant, Andre  BRA 2505 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½
Neimer, Vitaly  ISR 2373 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
Bartholomew, John  USA 2440 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1
Aleskerov, Faik  AZE 2316 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 1 ½ 1
Perelshteyn, Eugene  USA 2534 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 4
Herman, Matthew J  USA 2414 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½
Troff, Kayden W  USA 2306 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 2

 

 

More photos from tournament can be found here and here.  Official website coverage was at the Susan Polgar chess blog.

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  • vor 3 Jahre

    darkknight21193

    Liem, we're proud of you !

  • vor 3 Jahre

    SummerStorm

    Seems 26...Rf8 would have won for Bruzon. If fxe6 Rf1# and it gains a valuable tempo to bring the rook to defend Kg8. Still, I'm impressed Le Quang Liem found the attack the way he did.

  • vor 3 Jahre

    Andre_Harding

    I like the crosstables' format.

  • vor 3 Jahre

    drumdaddy

    I prefer the cleaner look that Son of Pearl uses for cross-tables.

  • vor 3 Jahre

    Delenn

    @SonofPearl

    Here's some links about the Nalchik Grand Prix ended a few days ago. All of them have final standings tables of the event. That might give you an idea for improvements I guess.

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7625

    http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/events/fide-womens-grand-prix-nalchik-2011

    http://nalchik2011.fide.com/tourview/show-10.html

  • vor 3 Jahre

    SonofPearl

    @ Delenn - what do you suggest? How do you think they could look better? I welcome any suggestions Smile

  • vor 3 Jahre

    Delenn

    Guys this is a chess website. I think you need a more stylish graphics to present standings, crosstable etc.

  • vor 3 Jahre

    IonShell

    @Aaronsky Bf6 Still can defend which is Qa3. This is the correct move 30. Kf8 , Qxg7+ 31. Ke8 , Qh8+ 32. Ke7 , Qf6+ 33. Ke8 , Bb4 34. Qa1+. ( Black Must Sac a queen inorder to contiune the game )

  • vor 3 Jahre

    Aaronsky72

    ..unless black gives away Queen then rook etc

  • vor 3 Jahre

    Aaronsky72

    @ionshell I think you mean 30.Kf8 ..Qxg7 31. Ke8 Bf6 with mate next move.

  • vor 3 Jahre

    Tricklev

    Feller got off on a technicality, the proofs are still all against him.

  • vor 3 Jahre

    Andre_Harding

    It hasn't been proven that Feller is a cheat. Anyway, with all the attention he now receives, and without "friends" at the boards, one can be sure he is not cheating now. Also, he was a replacement for someone else, though I forget who.
  • vor 3 Jahre

    IonShell

    The correct move is 30. Qxg7+ , Ke8 31. Qh8+ , Ke7 32. Qf6+ , Ke8 33. Bb4 ,Qa1 ( Is the only choice to prevent mate)

  • vor 3 Jahre

    IonShell

    After 31.Bf6 ... Black still playable .. Which is Qa3 to defend it and is not mate yet.Why Qe2 ? Qa3 is the best i think.

  • vor 3 Jahre

    drumdaddy

    Nice going, Josh, you were the only one to defeat Finegold.

  • vor 3 Jahre

    Deaconjun

    After 29...Kf8 White has 30.Qxg7+,Ke8 31.Bf6 (threatens mate in one)
    31...Qe2 tries to avert the mate on e7 but runs to 32.Qg8#.

    Other Black tries is to delay the mate by giving up his Q, e.g. 31...Qa1+
    32.Bxa1. 

  • vor 3 Jahre

    IonShell

    Still playable after move 29... he too early give up.

  • vor 3 Jahre

    chris14122507

    so proud of Le Quang Liem

  • vor 3 Jahre

    henryoliver

    29. ... Kf8 30.Qxg7+ Ke8 31.Qf6+ Ke8 32.Bb4

  • vor 3 Jahre

    Scalgetti

    Can someone tell me the continuation 29...Kf8?

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