Baku World Cup Round 4
Sep 22, 2015, 9:29 AM 7
There are some positions for you all to work on!These are from Baku World Cup only. Peter Svidler,Shakriyar Mamedyarov,Wei Yi,Maxime Vachier Lagrave,Hikaru Nakamura,Eljanov Pavel,Anish Giri and Sergey Karjakin win and advance to round 5.First of all I would say there were many giants losing this round.Topalov lost to Svidler in just 2 games,Caruana too lost in 2 games with Mamedyarov.I didn't find out So Wesley's loss so suprising.MVL is just playing very good nowadays.Eljanov also cruised through Jakovenko.But the news of the round is that Ding Liren lost to his compatriot Wei Yi!Guess what,Eljanov now has a 8.5 score out of 10 matches in the world cup!7 out of 8 in classical and 1.5 out of 2 in the tiebreaks!Splendid performance and he is not getting lucky.He is playing well as I see.Wei Yi made a great comeback after a loss in round 4.1 with a win in round 4.2:A excellent endgame made him back on track.Then he won the tiebreak 4.6 and advanced to round 5!MVL was White in round 4.1 and drew.It was not much.In round 4.2,he won after Wesley So made a big mistake which lead to a hard endgame.Wesley So was unable to hold on and got eliminated.Giri crushed Wojtaszek by winning both 4.3 and 4.4!After drawing the classical games,Giri started hunting for victory.He peacefully advanced to round 5!Topalov was playing carelessly in this round.He easily let Svidler win after a series of mutual mistakes from both sides.Next round Topalov had White.But they accepted a draw when Svidler was winning.Svidler didn't play great chess,Topalov played horrendous chess.Fabiano Caruana was simply blown from the board in round 4.1,as for round 4.2,he got a chance to get a nice advantage but missed it.Mamedyarov then quickly found a way to draw and with that he advances to round 5!As for Nakamura,Adams was easy.Adams' age is now 43.He is not playing very good as he used to play.After losing the first round,they played a Berlin and Nakamura was never in danger.The last,Segey Karjakin cruised through and reached round 5 after winning the tiebreaks against Andreikin.In round 4.3,after a series of mutual mistakes Karjakin won and confidently drew the second round,although he was winning when they accepted the draw.
NOTE 1st diagram is White to Play.2nd diagram is White to play and 3rd is Black to play.Share your thoughts in the comments section!Thank you!