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Tata Steel 2022 Round 4: Vidit remains the sole leader, Carlsen missed a win

Day 4 of the 2022 Tata Steel Chess Tournament came like a storm before the rest day. GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi remains the sole leader after his draw with GM Andrey Esipenko, while the World Champion lost his chance to win against the reigning Tata Steel Champion, Jorden Van Foreest.

Photos: © Lennart Ootes and Jurriaan Hoefsmit – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022

Two decisive games and three Grünfelds in Round 4 of the Masters. Caruana, Vidit, Karjakin, and Shankland calmy drew against Dubov, Esipenko, Giri, and Rapport respectively.

Carlsen also drew against Van Foreest, but it was a draw that we are going to remember for a long time. The Dutch GM sacrificed a pawn and created a very exciting position. After some unusual tactics, Jordan sacrificed another pawn, but they turned out to be too, giving Magnus the opportunity to win. The World Champion lost his chance though and the game ended in a draw.

Another incredible game was Mamedyarov against Duda. The Azerbaijani GM gave a hard fight after losing a piece, but totally outplayed Duda in the endgame with is exceptional technique.

The last game of the day was Rameshbabu’s first win in the Tournament against GM Nils Grandelius. After almost six hours, Pragg managed to make use of his positional strength and win the point!

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