After shared first in Moscow Open a weeks ago, Le Quang Liem also finished first in Aeroflot Open, this time a sole first. Playing last round against Ian Nepomniachtchi he will tied first if the result is only a draw, but an long battle give Le one full point. His country man, who also a big buzz, Nguyen lost the last round to Anton Korobov making his good run ended in third place, the second being Korobov himself.
Wesley So finished #11 shared 7-19 with 5.5 point out of 9 rounds. His fellow Phillipino Darwin Laylo perhaps got his most nightmare tournament with 0.5/9 and solely stand at #80, he withdrawed in last two rounds base on what I see in crosstable. Seeing Le's success I think it's time for Wesley So to get a strong coach. Le is being coached by Evgeny Bareev since the World Cup last November.
China's Zhou Jianchao and Bu Xiangzhi is other Asians finished in Top 20 :
1. Le Quang Liem 7/9 [view games]
2. Anton Korobov 6.5/9 [view games]
3. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen 6/9 [view games]
4. Boris Grachev 6/9 [view games]
5. Alexander Motylev 6/9 [view games]
6. Evgeny Bareev 5.5/9 [view games]
7. Evgeny Najer 5.5/9 [view games]
8. Ivan Cheparinov 5.5/9 [view games]
9. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 5.5/9 [view games]
10. Alexey Dreev 5.5/9 [view games]
11. Etienne Bacrot 5.5/9 [view games]
12. Artyom Timofeev 5.5/9 [view games]
13. Boris Savchenko 5.5/9 [view games]
14. Bu Xiangzhi 5.5/9 [view games]
15. Borki Predojevic 5.5/10 [view games]
16. Ian Nepomniachtchi 5.5/9 [view games]
17. Wesley So 5.5/9 [view games]
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