Eduardo and Bogdanovich are in joint lead in 9th HDBank International 2019
GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo and GM Stanislav Bogdanovich defeated GM Gukesh D and GM Sandipan Chanda respectively to take joint lead at the conclusion of round 4 in 9th HDBank International Open 2019. Gukesh's pawn sacrifice went wrong, things slowly started to get out of hand and eventually the game. Sandipan made a tactical error which cost him an exchange and the position became difficult. Leon and Laxman drew with GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and GM Tranh Tuan Minh. The report contains selected games, photos and interviews. Photo: Shahid Ahmed
Gukesh and Sandipan loses lead, Leon draws with GM Truong Son
Despite equalizing easily with Black pieces out of the opening King's Indian Defence, the pawn sacrifice at the center of board did not go well as planned.
Leon made a quick draw with GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam in just 13 moves.
Round 4 results: