Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Round 4, Candidates Tournament

19 March 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In London, Carlsen plays white against Grischuk in round 4 and Aronian plays white against Svidler. Meanwhile Kramnik plays black against Radjabov and Gelfand plays white against Ivanchuk during the Candidates Tournament 2013 at IET, Savoy Place, London.


Levon Aronian is sole leader with two points. Followed closely by Svidler, Carlsen and Radjabov at one point after round 3 standings.

The weekinchess website reported that during round 3, Svidler seems in good form and well prepared and looks in the mix for the whole thing. Magnus Carlsen won his first game, and as he stressed a win with black is a particular achievement in an event of this sort. He won in his normal style. A slight surprise was his use of the Cambridge Springs and then the use of a sideline caused Boris Gelfand to have to use a lot of time. This proved important and Carlsen kept the pressure up without really being much better.

Meanwhile Levon Aronian won a second game in a row to lead the FIDE World Chess Championship Candidates tournament in London after 3 of the 14 rounds. Aronian took full advantage of a combination of Ivanchuk's optimism over the board and complete mishandling of the clock.


World Chess Candidates 2013 (London ENG)
Fri 15th Mar 2013 - Mon 1st Apr 2013 - Official Site - Results - Live

Candidates 2013 (8 players 14 Rds DRR Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

Candidates 2013 (8 players 14 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

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