18 January 2022

Santosh Vidit Keeps Leading Tata Steel Masters

After a draw against Andrey Esipenko.

Photo: Lennart Ootes / Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022
Photo: Lennart Ootes / Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022

The fourth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament was played in Wijk aan Zee.

In the Masters event, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa outplayed Nils Grandelius, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat Jan-Krzysztof Duda, while the games Shankland - Rapport, Carlsen - Van Foreest, Karjakin - Giri, Vidit - Esipenko, and Caruana - Dubov were drawn.


Standings after Round 4:

1. Santosh Vidit - 3 points
2-6. Magnus Carlsen, Richard Rapport, Andrey Esipenko, Jorden Van Foreest, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 2.5
7-9. Fabiano Caruana, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa - 2
10-13. Sergey Karjakin, Anish Giri, Daniil Dubov, Sam Shankland - 1.5
14. Nils Grandelius - 0.5.

The 19th of January is the first rest day.

Round 5 pairings:

Dubov - Shankland, Esipenko - Caruana, Giri - Vidit, Duda - Karjakin, Van Foreest - Mamedyarov, Grandelius - Carlsen, and Rapport - Praggnanandhaa. 
Volodar Murzin (Russia) has got 3 points in the Challengers tournament and is half a point behind Arjun Erigaisi (India). 

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