Round 4 at Biel

Round 4 at Biel

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 24, 2008, 1:50 PM |
2 | Chess Event Coverage

Carlsen caught by Alekseev

Another two decisive results in round 4 at Biel, but neither to the benefit of Carlsen, who was held by Onsichuk today despite his best efforts to take the full point.

Alekseev (pictured) took full advantage by beating the tournament underdog, Pelletier to catch Carlsen on 3/4 for a share of the lead.  Pelletier lost a pawn on move 25 and Alekseev made sure there was no escape after that.

Dominguez was the other winner in the round, leaving poor Bacrot in joint last place with Pelletier on a meagre 0.5/4.  The two will face each other tomorrow in a battle to avoid last place.

The results in round 4:

Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Bacrot, Etienne 1-0 49 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Onischuk, Alexander - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 39 D19 Slav Defence
Pelletier, Yannick - Alekseev, Evgeny 0-1 35 D38 QGD Ragozin

 

The standings after round 4:


 Alekseev, Evgeny    RUS    2708 
 3

 Carlsen, Magnus   NOR  2775 
 3

 Dominguez Perez, Leinier   CUB  2708 
 2½ 

 Onischuk, Alexander   USA  2670 
 2½ 

 Bacrot, Etienne   FRA  2691 
 ½ 

 Pelletier, Yannick   SUI  2569 
 ½ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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