Leko, Kamsky Qualify to Rd.2, Grischuk, Bareev, Aronian, Adams Win Game 4 Print
Thursday, 31 May 2007 00:00
Peter Leko of Hungary and Gata Kamsky of the USA both won game 4 to tally 3.5 points each and win their matches against Mikahil Gurevich of Turkey and Etienne Bacrot of France, respectively. Alexander Grischuk and Evgeny Bareev won as well against Vladimir Malakhov and Judith Polgar, respectively, to each lead 3:1 and need only a draw in the last two games. Lev Aronian and Michael Adams also won over Magnus Carlsen and Alexey Shirov, respectively, to lead 2.5:1.5. Sergei Rublevsky drew with Ruslan Ponomariov to lead 2.5:1.5 as well while Rustam Kasimjanov and Boris Gelfand drew again to remain tied 2:2. Watch games live at the official site. Read photo report. Peter Leko of Hungary and Gata Kamsky of the USA both won game 4 to tally 3.5 points each and win their matches against Mikahil Gurevich of Turkey and Etienne Bacrot of France, respectively. Alexander Grischuk and Evgeny Bareev won as well against Vladimir Malakhov and Judith Polgar, respectively, to each lead 3:1 and need only a draw in the last two games. Lev Aronian and Michael Adams also won over Magnus Carlsen and Alexey Shirov, respectively, to lead 2.5:1.5. Sergei Rublevsky drew with Ruslan Ponomariov to lead 2.5:1.5 as well while Rustam Kasimjanov and Boris Gelfand drew again to remain tied 2:2. Watch games live at the official site.

Photos by Casto Abundo

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Round 4 results: Thursday, May 31st 2007

Levon Aronian 
1-0
 Magnus Carlsen
Mikhail Gurevich 
0-1
 Peter Leko
Rustam Kasimdzhanov 
1/2:1/2
 Boris Gelfand
Sergei Rublevsky 
1/2:1/2
 Ruslan Ponomariov
Etienne Bacrot 
0-1
 Gata Kamsky
Vladimir Malakhov 
0-1
 Alexander Grischuk
Evgeny Bareev 
1-0
 Judith Polgar
Alexei Shirov 
0-1
 Michael Adams


 Player
Rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
 Tot. 
 Perf. 
 Magnus Carlsen
2676
0
½
1
0
1.5
 
 Levon Aronian
2759
1
½
0
1
2.5
 
 
 Peter Leko
2749
½
1
1
1
3.5
 
 Mikhail Gurevich
2635
½
0
0
0
0.5
 
 
 Ruslan Ponomariov
2717
½
½
0
½
1.5
 
 Sergei Rublevsky
2680
½
½
1
½
2.5
 
 
 Boris Gelfand
2733
½
½
½
½
2.0
 
 Rustam Kasimdzhanov
2677
½
½
½
½
2.0
 
 
 Gata Kamsky
2705
½
1
1
1
3.5
 
 Etienne Bacrot
2709
½
0
0
0
0.5
 
 
 Alexander Grischuk
2717
1
½
½
1
3.0
 
 Vladimir Malakhov
2679
0
½
½
0
1.0
 
 
 Judit Polgar
2727
½
0
½
0
1.0
 
 Evgeny Bareev
2643
½
1
½
1
3.0
 
 
 Michael Adams
2734
½
½
½
1
2.5
 
 Alexei Shirov
2699
½
½
½
0
1.5
 



`It is not yet over, I will continue to fight,` Magnus Carlsen said at the press conference.


Top seed Lev Aronian with his delegation at the City Chess restaurant. Clockwise from left are WIM Arianne Caoili of Australia, Aronian, GM Gabriel Sargissian of Armenia and GM Vladimir Potkin of Russia.


Vladimir Malakhov (right) with his second, GM Alexey Dreev also of Russia.


Alexander Grishuk lets his clock run until photographers leave the stage.


Peter Leko takes a glass of water while Mikhail Gurevich sips coffee.


Etienne Bacrot asked organizers to arrange his early departure from Russia.


Evgeny Bareev needs only a draw in the two remaining games to win his match with Judith Polgar.


Sergei Rublevsky opening a bottle of water as he stares at Ruslan Ponomariov.


`If he had managed to capture my Rook and exchange Bishops, the game would have been drawn... Luckily not,` Adams said at the post game press conference.
 
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