Friday, July 23, 2010

Le draws Naiditsch

Le Quang Liem continues his good run with a draw with Arkadij Naiditsch. Playing the black side of a Caro-Kann, he had some anxious moments. But he managed to simplify into a double rook ending which Naiditsch had no way to improve. Naiditsch eventually repeated moves to signal his willingness to take the draw.

From this game, I can see Le Quang Liem is very good in calculation. I thought  he might be in a spot of trouble after the opening moves - white was threatening to invade on d6 with a knight. But the Vietnamese worked out a line leading to a drawn ending.

The other game  between Kramik and Ponomariov were drawn as well leaving Ponomariov still in the lead. Mamedyarov beat Leko to share the second spot with Le.Tonight Le will take on Mamedyarov


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