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Gibraltar Round 4: Calm Before The Storms

  • FM FM_Eric_Schiller
  • on 1/28/12, 5:54 AM.

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There were a few more draws on the top boards today in Gibraltar.

1 25 GM Hou Yifan 2605 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Adams Michael 2724 3
2 30 GM Brunello Sabino 2581 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Short Nigel D 2677 15
3 5 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 1 - 0 3 GM Felgaer Ruben 2571 33
4 6 GM Polgar Judit 2710 ½ - ½ GM Koneru Humpy 2589 29
5 28 GM David Alberto 2598 ½ - ½ GM Shirov Alexei 2710 7
6 8 GM Laznicka Viktor 2704 1 - 0 GM Kulaots Kaido 2581 31
7 10 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 1 - 0 GM Jussupow Artur 2569 34
8 32 IM Muzychuk Anna 2580 0 - 1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 11
9 18 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2650 0 - 1 GM Gopal G N 2566 35
10 39 GM Rapport Richard 2543 1 - 0 GM Gustafsson Jan 2643 21
11 26 GM Fier Alexandr 2603 0 - 1 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 41
12 47 IM Huschenbeth Niclas 2518 ½ - ½ GM Howell David W L 2603 27

 

Leaders after 4 rounds (11 players tied at 3.5):

1 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2605 3.5 2900
2 GM Adams Michael ENG 2724 3.5 2896
3 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2677 3.5 2892
4 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2714 3.5 2875
5 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2704 3.5 2867
6 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2700 3.5 2864
7 GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2700 3.5 2858
8 GM Brunello Sabino ITA 2581 3.5 2851
9 GM Gopal G N IND 2566 3.5 2684
10 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2543 3.5 2676
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2535 3.5 2654
12 GM David Alberto LUX 2598 3.0 2736
13 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2747 3.0 2733
14 GM Koneru Humpy IND 2589 3.0 2729
15 GM Polgar Judit HUN 2710 3.0 2727
16 GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2717 3.0 2714
17 GM Svidler Peter RUS 2749 3.0 2699
18 GM Howell David W L ENG 2603 3.0 2697
19 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2680 3.0 2678
20 GM Felgaer Ruben ARG 2571 3.0 2668

 

Still, plenty of exciting action!

Women's World Champion Hou Yifan is among the leaders (photo © Ray Morris-Hill)

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  • 2 years ago

    caminanteno

    Laznica-Kulaots  Rook can't be taken for Bxp+..Kg8 d6+ wining the Q.

    But 28....Kg7 then what?

  • 2 years ago

    pawngenius

    Hou Yifan demonstrated a simple way to defend against the Marshall Attack.  Perhaps not enough to win, but definitely helpful to get a draw against a higher-rated player.

     

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