Shirov Beats Kramnik In Shanghai

Shirov Beats Kramnik In Shanghai

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 6, 2010, 11:30 AM |
23 | Chess Event Coverage

Alexei Shirov (pictured) took the sole lead at the Shanghai Masters by beating old rival Vladimir Kramnik in round four.

Kramnik had struggled to equalise out of the opening, and blundered material in mutual time trouble to allow Shirov to record his second win in a row.

Under the football scoring system in operation, Shirov now has a two point lead over Lev Aronian who could only draw today against Wang Hao.

The standings with two rounds remaining:


W D L Pts
 Alexei Shirov 2 2 0 8
 Levon Aronian 1 3 0 6
 Vladimir Kramnik 0 3 1 3
 Wang Hao 0 2 2 2

 

 

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