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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gibraltar Chess Festival R4 - Hou Yifan among leaders

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Hi everyone,
No one has a perfect score at the Gibraltar Chess Festival after four rounds. The top two boards were drawn and Le Quang Liem beat Ruben Felgaer. The match between Judit Polgar and Humpy Koneru ended in a draw. Swedish IM Patrik Lyrberg drew with 200-points higher rated GM Constantin Lupulescu. He had warlier draw with Alexei Shirov and beaten Eduardo Iturrizaga.

There is a huge tie on the first place: GM Hou Yifan CHN 2605, GM Adams Michael ENG 2724, GM Short Nigel D ENG 2677, GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2714, GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2704, GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2700, GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2700, GM Brunello Sabino ITA 2581, GM Gopal G N IND 2566, GM Rapport Richard HUN 2543 and GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2535 are all with 3.5 points.

Replay the games with computer analysis. Round 5 live broadcast starts at 15:00 CET.

Top round 5 pairings are GM Adams Michael – GM Brunello Sabino, GM Short Nigel – GM Le Quang Liem, GM Gopal G N – GM Laznicka Viktor, GM Dzagnidze Nana – GM Movsesian Sergei, GM Sasikiran Krishnan – GM Hou Yifan and GM Almasi Zoltan – GM Rapport Richard.

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