Three more draws in Bazna

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King's TournamentAlthough again all games ended in a draw, the 4th round of the Kings Tournament in Bazna was a good one. Gelfand came very close to beating Kamsky while Ivanchuk probably also missed a win in his game against Radjabov.

The 3rd Kings Tournament, a six-player round-robin with Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Shirov, Gelfand, Kamsky and Nisipeaniu, takes place June 14-25 in Bazna, Romania.

Round 4

Despite three peaceful results we can't complain about round 4 in Bazna. A well-prepared Ivanchuk, who came up with a strong novelty in the Sicilian Four Knights, got a huge advantage in an ending against Radjabov. It was both the Ukrainian's timetrouble and the Azerbaijani's active counterplay that prevented White from winning.

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In his game against Kamsky, Gelfand showed the instructive plan of exchanging Black's dark-squared bishop and then putting pressure on f6 with both rooks and queen. It should have been winning to, but the American also had a narrow escape!

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The game between the two magicians Nisipeanu and Shirov was a bit disappointing, despite White's new idea at move 9. After the game Shirov said: ‚ÄúI felt that 9.Bd5 is a typical novelty ?† la Nisipeanu ‚Äì he doesn‚Äôt necessarily aim for an opening advantage, but forces me to consume my time and play very accurately. I also realized that with precise play Black should hold equality and it is very likely that after massive exchanges the game will end in a draw. And this is what happened in the game‚Äù.

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Games round 4

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