2015 Tata Steel Masters: Round #4

2015 Tata Steel Chess

Round #4 – Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Baddur Jobova – Ivan Saric, 0-1
Teimour Radjabov – Ding Liren, 0-1
Vassily Ivanchuk – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 1-0
Loek van Wely – Magnus Carlsen, 0-1
Wesley So – Fabiano Caruana, ½-½
Hou Yifan – Anish Giri , ½-½
Radaslaw Wojtaszek – Levon Aronian, ½-½

GM Wei Yi on the march to victory! Photo by Nadja Wittmann.

I believe we know which Ivanchuk has shown up for this tournament. He’s in beast mode with another brutal crush today. Photo by Nadja Wittmann (ChessBase).

Standings after Round #4 (Masters)

1st: V. Ivanchuk, 3½; 2nd-3rd: F. Caruana, L. Ding, 3; 4th-5th: W. So, R. Wojtaszek, 2½; 6th-9th: A. Giri, M. Carlsen, M. Vachier-Lagrave, I. Saric, 2; 10th-11th: L. Aronian, T. Radjabov, 12th-13th: Y. Hou, L. Van Wely, 1; 14th: B. Jobava, ½.

Samuel Sevian – Vladimir Potkin, 1-0
David Klein – Salem Saleh, 0-1
Samuel Shankland – Jan Timman, ½-½
Ari Dale – David Navara, 0-1
Wei Yi – Valentina Guinina, 1-0
Anna Haast – Robin Van Kampen, 0-1
Erwin L’Ami – Bart-Michiels, 1-0

GM Wei Yi on the march to victory! Photo by Nadja Wittmann.

GM Wei Yi on the march to victory!
Photo by Nadja Wittmann (ChessBase).

Standings after Round #4 (Challengers)

1st-3rd: D. Navara, R. Van Kampen, Y. Wei, 3; 4th: E. L’Ami, 2½; 5th-7th: S. Shankland, D. Klein, Saleh Salem, 2; 8th-14th: J. Timman, A. Dale, V. Guinina, V. Potkin, S. Sevian, B. Michiels, A. Haast, 1½.

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Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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