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Monday, February 3, 2014

Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Round 4: Carlsen beats Caruana, Gelfand loses to Anand, Aronian beats Nakamura

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World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen before the start of his game that would end in victory over Fabiano Caruana. Photo: Maria Emelianova/official website

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was on sure footing as he beat Fabiano Caruana in the fourth round at the Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 on Sunday. It was a convincing win unlike the jittery-lucky previous-round victory over Hikaru Nakamura. With an unexpected exchange sacrifice on move 22, the World Chess Champion found a neat method to win even as Caruana was unable to find the best answers.
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Levon Aronian consolidated his position in second place in the standings with a win over Hikaru Nakamura who must have lost his rhythm after the previous-round tragic loss to Magnus Carlsen.

Meanwhile, Viswanathan Anand scored his first win of the event by beating Boris Gelfand in a complex game marked by a cool counter-attack.
StandingsRank Name Pts. Elo1 Magnus Carlsen 7 2872
2 Levon Aronian 6 2812
3 Hikaru Nakamura 3 2789
4 Fabiano Caruana 3 2782
5 Viswanathan Anand 3 2777
6 Boris Gelfand 2 2773

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