Dortmund Round Four

Dortmund Round Four

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 18, 2010, 12:28 PM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

Round four at Dortmund brought more interesting chess and a new sole leader. 

Co-leader Mamedyarov drew with Kramnik, but Ponomariov came undone against Quang Liem (pictured) thanks to an inspired piece of tactics with 19. Nxg6! and 20. Bd6!!  For once opposite coloured bishops were not enough to salvage a draw.

That left Mamedyarov holding the sole lead with a score of 3/4.

Naiditsch pressed Leko hard but eventually a drawn rook ending resulted.

The standings after round four:

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2761 3
Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2734
Le Quang Liem VIE 2681 2
Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2790
Leko, Peter HUN 2734
Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2684

 

 

 

 

The official website (in German) can be found here.


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