Round 4 games + Carlsen-N.N.

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This round report has been, perhaps surprisingly, written in Amsterdam. Because I will play the Nova College Tournament 2007 I returned for a week, to continue the tour in Paris. I'll report on Dortmund till the end, including two more videos I still have. Twice Carlsen today: his round 4 game of yesterday and a game of his from Monday's blitz exhibition. The world champion was too strong for him yesterday, the other one went somewhat better...

After his game Kramnik said yesterday that he was trying to remember the theory but couldn't and then decided to just play by himself. In his case this normally leads to strong moves and very quickly he got his opponent suffering big time with the strong knight on c6. When he decided the game tactically with 29.Rb1 Carlsen did a kind of Kasparov imitation by nodding and looking to the ceiling, before making one last move and then resigning. The number one in the world Anand also won, by showing good technique after Naiditsch had played a pawn sacrifice with 23...Qc5? which didn't turn out very well. Gelfand-Mamedyarov was interesting for a short while, right after the opening, but that was about it, and Alekseev-Leko wasn't really suspense either.



Standings after round 4:

  1. Kramnik, Vladimir      3.0
2-3. Alekseev, Anand        2.5
4-5. Leko, Mamedyarov       2.0
6-7. Gelfand, Carlsen       1.5
  8. Naiditsch              1.0


Here's the Carlsen video from last Monday.

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