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Tata Steel 2022 - Round 4

GM Ronen Har-Zvi commentates on Round 4.


Today, in Round 4, we have at least three Games of the Day.
Magnus and Jorden drew, but the game was a rollercoaster. Korden sacrificed two pawns for positional advantage, and his strategy seemed to work, at least for a while. Then Jorden played a couple of blunders; Magnus had not one, but two fat chances to win the game but missed.
The Norwegian had to settle to a draw, but he surely won't be happy when the engine will show him that he had a massive advantage in the endgame.

Photo credit Lennart Ootes Tata Steel Chess official  website

Mamedyarov showed nerves of steel, turning a lost position - he was a piece down! - into a fantastic endgame, winning his game deservedly with the strong Jan-Krzysztof Duda.

Photo credit Lennart Ootes Tata Steel Chess official  website

Here is the game.


The young Indian GM Praggnanandhaa won his first game in Wijk aan Zee. It was a marathon game, which lasted more than six hours. Pragg outplayed the Sweden GM Nils Grandeluis, playing a pretty good game.

Photo credit Lennart Ootes Tata Steel Chess official  website

Karjakin and Giri played a typical GM-draw, anticipating their rest day after only 14 moves.
Caruana drew with Dubov, and Shankland drew with Rapport.
Vidit, drawing his game with the young and strong Russian Esipenko, keeps the lead with 3 points.
Half a point behind we have, Carlsen, Rapport, Esipenko, Van Foreest, and the "new entry" Mamedyarov.
Fabi, Duda, and Pragg follow with two points.
Tomorrow is the first rest day.
Play resumes Thursday at 8 AM EST - 14:00 CET.