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Adhiban Analyzes: London Chess Classic Round 4

by ChessBase India - 06/12/2017

In this third instalment of Adhiban Analyzes, GM Adhiban Baskaran will be taking a close look at two of the most important games of round four of the London Chess Classic. Firstly, he will analyze the clash between the Grand Chess Tour leader, Magnus Carlsen and the guy hot on his heels at the number two spot on the leaderboard, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Along with this, Adhiban will also be dissecting Fabiano's fabulous win against Sergey Karjakin. Bring out the popcorn!

Adhiban Baskaran is known to be one of the most jovial personalities of the contemporary Indian chess scene. His chess achievements need no introduction. Rated 2655 currently, Adhiban has represented India at several Olympiads and has been the World U-16 Champion back in 2008. His most known recent success was at the Tata Steel Masters tournament where he finished third with a score of 7.5/13, beating players like Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Sergey Karjakin, Richard Rapport etc.

GM Adhiban Baskaran | Photo: Lennart Ootes

As the London Chess Classic takes place in the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London, Adhiban will be analyzing select games from every round for our readers. Today, Adhiban analyzes the important clash between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Magnus Carlsen. Had MVL won this game, he would have had a good chance of overtaking Carlsen as the leader in the overall Grand Chess Tour standings. The other game Adhiban will be looking at is the first decisive game of the tournament -- Sergey Karjakin versus Fabiano Caruana!

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Magnus Carlsen

Sergey Karjakin vs Fabiano Caruana

Our Coverage of the London Chess Classic


London Chess Classic 01: Anand surprises with an abrupt draw

London Chess Classic 02: Inspiring chess abounds, but a decisive result yet to be seen

London Chess Classic 03: Draws and missed opportunities

London Chess Classic 04: Caruana tastes first blood


लंदन क्लासिक 01:आनंद का नाकामुरा से रोमांचक ड्रॉ

लंदन क्लासिक 02 :सिर्फ ड्रॉ! आज कार्लसन V/S आनंद !

लंदन क्लासिक 03 :आनंद नें नहीं उठाया फायदा !

Coverage on Firstpost

London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand starts off with a draw after Hikaru Nakamura's overambitious play

London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand fails to carve out a win despite best efforts against Mickey Adams

London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand holds Magnus Carlsen; tournament yet to witness first decisive game