Chessable Masters QF: The Aronian Shocks with Queen Checkmate Bag


GM Le Quang Liem continues to surprise at the Chess masters. The beat of the great Vietnamese master General manager Levon Aronian 3-1 in the first semi-final game and played a spectacular game that included a sacrifice from the Queen to force checkmate.

In the other semi-final, GM Wesley So beat GM Vladislav Artemiev 2.5-1.5 with three draws and one win.

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After convincingly eliminating GM Alireza Firouzja, Le was hungry for more on the first day of the semi-finals. He put Aronian, winner of the last stage of the Tour, in an essential situation for the second day. And how!

Le showed off some amazing tactics, like in their first game:

Le also shot his black game and managed to win both games as white. The fourth game was pretty cool: Game of the Day Dejan Bojkov

After an upside down quarterfinal match with GM Jorden van Foreest, So did much better and was in full control against Artemiev on day one. The American player won the third game, which saw a tough mid-game with opposing colored bishops:

Wesley So Chessable Masters 2021
Wesley So is in great shape. Image: Champions chess tower.

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The Chessable Masters takes place from July 31 to August 8, 2021 on chess24. The preliminary phase was a fast-paced (15 | 10) 16-player round robin tournament. The top eight players qualified for a six-day knockout which consists of two days of four-game quick matches, which switch to blitz (5 | 3) and armageddon (White has five minutes, Black has four without. increment) only if a knockout match is tied after Matchday 2. The prize fund is $ 100,000, including a first prize of $ 30,000.

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