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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2011 Tata Steel Chess Tournament:Round 4 results and standings, round 5 pairings

The fourth round of the GM tournaments were played today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament.At the end of the day in Group A, GM Anand, (pictured on the right) and GM Nakamura (pictured on the left) are tied for the lead.  Here are the results and standings:

Grandmaster Group A:
Results Round 4 - Tuesday the 18th
V. Anand - W. Hao 1-0
A. Grischuk - V. Kramnik ½-½
L. Aronian - I. Nepomniachtchi 1-0
A. Shirov - M. Vachier-Lagrave 0-1
A. Giri - H. Nakamura ½-½
R. Ponomariov - M. Carlsen ½-½
E. l'Ami - J. Smeets ½-½

Standings after round 4

1.V. Anand
H. Nakamura
3.L. Aronian
A. Giri
M. Vachier-Lagrave
6.V. Kramnik
E. l'Ami
I. Nepomniachtchi
R. Ponomariov
J. Smeets
11.M. Carlsen
A. Grischuk
13.W. Hao1
14.A. Shirov½

Here are the results and standings for the other two Grandmaster tournments. In Grandmaster Group B, GM Luke McShane of Great Britain leads the tournament by a full point over his nearest rivals.Here are the results from the fourth round of GM Group B:

Grandmaster Group B:

Results Round 4 - Tuesday the 18th
L. Fressinet - S. Ganguly 1-0
W. So - Z. Efimenko ½-½
D. Navara - J. Hammer ½-½
W. Spoelman - G. Sargissian ½-½
L. Chao - L. Liem 1-0
V. Tkachiev - R. Wojtaszek ½-½
F. Nijboer - L. McShane ½-½

Standings after round 4
1.L. McShane
2.Z. Efimenko
L. Fressinet
D. Navara
G. Sargissian
6.F. Nijboer
W. So
W. Spoelman
R. Wojtaszek
10.L. Chao
S. Ganguly
V. Tkachiev
13.J. Hammer
L. Liem

Grandmaster Group C:

Here are the results from the fourth round of GM Group C:

Results Round 4 - Tuesday the 18th
B. Bok - M. Kazhgaleyev 1-0
J.W. de Jong - D. Vocaturo 0-1
M. Bluvshtein - R. van Kampen 1-0
T. Sachdev - I. Nyzhnyk 0-1
R. Pruijssers - D. Swiercz 0-1
M. van der Werf - K. Lahno 1-0
S. Siebrecht - I. Ivanisevic ½-½

As a consequence of these results,  4th seeded GM Daniele Vocaturo of Italy leads the tournament:

Standings after round 4

1.D. Vocaturo
2.M. Bluvshtein
I. Nyzhnyk
4.B. Bok
K. Lahno
S. Siebrecht
7.T. Sachdev
D. Swiercz
M. van der Werf
10.I. Ivanisevic
11.M. Kazhgaleyev
R. Pruijssers
R. van Kampen
14.J.W. de Jong½

Tomorrow, the players will enjoy their first rest day of the event. Play will resume on Thursday with these pairings:

(the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Grandmaster Group A:

Round 5 - Thursday the 20th
J. Smeets - V. Anand
M. Carlsen - E. l'Ami
H. Nakamura - R. Ponomariov
M. Vachier-Lagrave - A. Giri
I. Nepomniachtchi - A. Shirov
V. Kramnik - L. Aronian
W. Hao - A. Grischuk

Grandmaster Group B:

Round 5 - Thursday the 20th
L. McShane - L. Fressinet
R. Wojtaszek - F. Nijboer
L. Liem - V. Tkachiev
G. Sargissian - L. Chao
J. Hammer - W. Spoelman
Z. Efimenko - D. Navara
S. Ganguly - W. So

Grandmaster Group C:

Round 5 - Thursday the 20th
I. Ivanisevic - B. Bok
K. Lahno - S. Siebrecht
D. Swiercz - M. van der Werf
I. Nyzhnyk - R. Pruijssers
R. van Kampen - T. Sachdev
D. Vocaturo - M. Bluvshtein
M. Kazhgaleyev - J.W. de Jong

Here are some links relating to round 4:

You can play through the moves of all the games in all GM tournaments by going to the following page at the website:  or to this page at the Chessvibes website: 

Here are the crosstables from each tournament after 4 rounds of play. I created these using the program Chessbase 11:
  Grandmaster Group A:

Grandmaster Group B:

Grandmaster Group C:

The four digit number at the very right of each column is the performance rating of the player thus far in the tournament.

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