Another uneventful day in Saint Louis as 5 more draws happened among the ten of the top grandmasters in the world. The match ups of the Round 4 follow:
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 4 Results
|Levon Aronian||2792||1/2-1/2||Fabiano Caruana||2807|
|M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819||1/2-1/2||Peter Svidler||2751|
|Hikaru Nakamura||2791||1/2-1/2||Veselin Topalov||2761|
|Ding Liren||2755||1/2-1/2||Viswanathan Anand||2770|
|Wesley So||2771||1/2-1/2||Anish Giri||2769|
That brings to a total of 10 draws in the last 2 rounds. How did this happen? Peter Svidler teased that it was because he stopped losing:
Svidler on why there have been 10 draws in the past 2 games: "I stopped losing games" #SinquefieldCup
— Grand Chess Tour (@GrandChessTour) August 8, 2016
Regardless of the draws, the round was never short of exciting games. One of which is the game between Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov, where Topalov sacrificed his queen in exchange for a rook and a bishop. In the end, though, it was still a draw.
Thus, Wesley So still leads after 4 rounds when tie-breaks are applied. Ranking after Round 4 follows:
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Ranking after Round 4
Here are the match-ups for Round 5:
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 5 Matchups
|Anish Giri||2769||--||Levon Aronian||2792|
|Viswanathan Anand||2770||--||Wesley So||2771|
|Veselin Topalov||2761||--||Ding Liren||2755|
|Peter Svidler||2751||--||Hikaru Nakamura||2791|
|Fabiano Caruana||2807||--||M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819|
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