Grischuk And Aronian Lead In Linares

Grischuk And Aronian Lead In Linares

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 22, 2009, 1:59 PM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

In round 3 in Linares, all games were hard-fought draws where Radjabov, Anand, Carlsen and Grischuk demonstrated how to hang on in an inferior endgame.  A useful skill to acquire and some very instructive games once again!

In today's round 4, Grischuk (pictured) and Aronian both won to put them in a share of the lead on 3/4.  Grischuk beat Radjabov with the black pieces in a Queen's Indian and Aronian beat Dominguez in a long and hard-fought ending, which was the last game to finish.

Another interesting encounter was Vishy Anand's first ever game with China's Wang Yue.  The world champion ended up a convincing winner after Yue seemed to either underestimate or miss 24. b5!

Magnus Carlsen and Vassily Ivanchuk clashed head on in the topical Grunfeld defence, and after a lively tactical encounter they split the points.

Tomorrow is a rest day, so round 5 will be on Tuesday.  The official site can be found here.

 
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