London Chess Classic Round 4

London Chess Classic Round 4

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 12, 2009, 3:00 PM |
13 | Chess Event Coverage

London_Chess_Classic_2009.jpgIt was another day of fierce competition at the London Chess Classic in front of a full house of spectators, but for the first time there were no decisive results. 

Hikaru Nakamura put up a strong showing against leader Magnus Carlsen with the black pieces, with the Norwegian being the one forced to find refuge in perpetual check to earn a draw.

Vladimir Kramnik won a pawn against Michael Adams, but he couldn't find a way to turn his advantage into a win.  Likewise, Nigel Short failed to convert a pawn advantage in a strange game which saw Ni Hua's king on the third rank by move 15!

Luke McShane and David Howell also split the point (or actually received a full point each thanks to the soccer-style scoring system!) after an interesting game.

Carlsen feels the heat against Nakamura (all pictures courtesy of John Saunders at the official site)

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Kramnik and Adams prepare to do battle as the photographers take some final close-up shots

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A full house of 400 spectators in the Olympia Conference Centre auditorium enjoyed the show 

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