23 August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The final eight players, Tomashevsky, Caruana, Kramnik, Svidler, Andreikin, Korobov, Vachier and Kamsky. Le Quang Liem lost the last rapid game last night in a marathon fourth game of round 4 and allowed Peter Svidler to progress to round 5.
The week-in-chess website reported that Peter Svidler was again not impressed with his own play against Le Quang Liem, he seemed in quite some trouble in the first rapid game before getting active and obtaining a draw. The second game was level for a very long time but Svidler first won bishop and knight for rook and then in a still more or less equal position found a way eventually to cause his opponent real problems. Svidler's play in the latter part of the game was pretty impressive.
With the loss of Le, Asia’s hopes were also dashed. There are now four Russians, one Italian, one American, one French and one Ukrainian left standing.