All Decisive Games In Russian Champs Rd4

All Decisive Games In Russian Champs Rd4

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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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