|"I was always on top."|
In Group A, Magnus, Anand, and Karjakin are the leaders with three points each. Group B houses two 3.5 point contenders, Tiviakov and Rapport, while group C possesses only Peralta with 3.5 points and the leader.
|Magnus v. Harakrishna. 39. ..h5 provided difficulty for Magnus|
|Peralta v. Schut. We gonna lose something here? Maybe the game.|
Lisa Schut destroyed Fernando Peralta's queen-side with daring raids by a knight and her queen, but a d-file pawn began inching it's way up the board forcing Lisa to drop a rook. Peralta returned the favor 5 moves later to save his bishop pair and Lisa looked better with 2 unopposed pawns on the queen side and a majority on the king-side. A misplaced rook allowed Peralta to snag the knight or the rook, or both with a viscious fork waiting to manifest. Very neat game to watch.
|Could he actually win the tournament?|
One of the best games of the day was Viswanathan Anand (3.0) who appears to actually be a contender for the tournament title after beating Aronian Levon (1.5) in a game that caught Aronian off-guard. 23. Qd3?? (A move I might make) . . . Balunder! . . . Those dog-gone long bishops . . . His g2 pawn was mercilessly pinned and would allow the black queen to slay the other protecting pawn h3 . . .and the queen working with the bishops . . . getting right in the king's face . . .bam . . . checkmate.
|Viswanathan v. Levon. 23. Qd3?? Whoops!!|
Round 4 Report
Standings Group A
Standings Group B
Standings Group C