Belgrade GP R4: Vachier-Lagrave wins to take sole lead in Pool D
Both Vidit Gujrathi and Pentala Harikrishna drew their games against Alexei Shirov and Nikita Vitiugov respectively. Vidit still shares the lead with Richard Rapport at 2.5/4 in Pool C. Anish Giri drew with Tabatabaei to maintain his full point lead 3.0/4 in Pool B. Harikrishna's score is now 1.5/4. Sam Shankland and Dmitry Andreikin shares the top spot in Pool A at 2.5/4 each. Meanwhile, the newly crowned World Blitz champion, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored the only win of Round 4 against Alexandr Predke to gain sole lead 2.5/4. Today is a rest day. Round 5 of Pool stage starts tomorrow, Sunday 6th March at 7:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Mark Livshitz/FIDE
Giri still at the top of Pool B
The fourth round of FIDE Belgrade GP had seven draws. It is the highest number of draws conceded in a single round of this event so far.
Pool D: Predke - Vachier-Lagrave: 1-0
Alexandr Predke got into trouble against the Najdorf specialist and the new World Blitz champion, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
White's position was already uncomfortable. 26.g3 only made things worse. Find out why.
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Pool B standings
|3||GM||Tabatabaei M. Amin||IRI||2623||1,5||0|
Pool C standings
|2||GM||Vidit Santosh Gujrathi||IND||2723||2,5||0|
Pool D standings
The time control for each standard game in pools and play-off is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. In case if a player arrives at the chessboard with a delay of up to 15 minutes from the actual start of the game, he/she should be charged of five hundred (500) euros deducted from his/her prize money. In case of delay of more than 15 minutes, the player loses the game (without financial penalty).
The players cannot draw any game by mutual agreement before black’s 30th move. A claim for a draw before black’s 30th move is permitted only in the case of a draw by repetition.
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