Friday, August 12, 2011

All Decisive Games In Russian Champs Rd4 -

All Decisive Games In Russian Champs Rd4 -

All Decisive Games In Russian Champs Rd4

Submitted by SonofPearl on

A thrilling fourth round of the Russian Superfinals in Moscow produced decisive games on all boards, with Peter Svidler and Alexander Morozevich claiming the joint lead on 3/4 going into the rest day tomorrow.

Svidler and Morozevich grabbed wins against Galkin and Timofeev respectively, while Vladimir Kramnik bounced back once again from a loss to beat defending champion Ian Nepomniachtchi.

In contrast, Sergey Karjakin came back down to earth after his victory against Kramnik yesterday, losing with the white pieces to Alexander Grischuk.

The standings after round four:

Svidler, Peter 2739 3
Morozevich, Alexander 2694 3
Karjakin, Sergey 2788 2
Grischuk, Alexander 2746 2
Kramnik, Vladimir 2781 2
Galkin, Alexander 2598
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2711
Timofeev, Artyom 2665 1

Peter Svidler's opponent looking strangely like a plant...


Alexander Morozevich, joint leader with Svidler


Games begin at 15:00 local time (11:00 UTC). The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 second increment from the start.

The official website (in Russian) is here. Live game relay at this link. Live video coverage here.

Pictures from the official coverage, via screenshots from ChessMarkstheSpot's excellent live blog.

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