Carlsen Beats Adams in World Cup Rd. 4, Five Advance, 3 Matches in Tie Break Print
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 00:00
Seventeen year old Magnus Carlsen beat former Challenger Michael Adams as five players advanced to Round 5. Advancing together with Carlsen are Sergey Karjakin (UKR), Ivan Cheparinov (BUL), Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) and Alexei Shirov (ESP). Three other matches go into tie break. . All the results of the Round and tie-breaks can be found on the official website at http://cup2007.fide.com/results.asp. Visit official web site and watch Games live. Download Pairings Tree. Seventeen year old Magnus Carlsen beat former Challenger Michael Adams. Advancing together with Carlsen are Sergey Karjakin (UKR), Ivan Cheparinov (BUL), Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) and Alexei Shirov (ESP). Three other matches go into tie break. Read more.

All the results of the Round and tie-breaks can be found on the official website at http://cup2007.fide.com/results.asp. Visit official web site and watch Games live. Download Pairings Tree.

The 11 th day of the World Cup has come to an end. It determined five quarterfinalists. The other six players proceeded to the tie-breaks. Shirov's task looked the simplest. He was content with a draw as White. Considering the modern level of opening theory, this was an easy task. However, Alexei didn't look for simple solutions: he sacrificed a piece and was close to creating a mating attack. The game ended in a draw .

Karjakin demonstrated excellent theoretical preparation. It looked like Nisipeanu could create a strong attack for the sacrificed pawn. However, the attack was parried, and when the pieces started leaving the board, it turned out that the opposite-colored bishops do not guarantee the Romanian a draw. Sergey confidently converted his advantage into a full point, avenging his teammate Ivanchuk.

Cheparinov also won as Black. Yesterday Wang Yue survived, but today the Bulgarian simply smashed the opponent's position. The concluding 30 moves were completely unnecessary. Ivan advanced to the next stage.

Ruslan Pononariov became the fourth quarterfinalist. He was on the brink of a defeat in the game against Sasikiran, but demonstrated strong will and stubbornness in an inferior position, and managed to survive. Magnus Carlsen also survived in a difficult position. Adams played a very powerful game, but the little Magnus was unbreakable. A draw allowed the Norwegian advancing to the next stage.

Three other games ended in draws without much excitement: Kamsky-Svidler, Bareev-Alekseev, and Jakovenko-Aronian. In the latter game White has quite a promising position, however, Dmitry decided against taking any risks, and proceeded to the rapid chess stage.
 
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