Tegernsee Masters 2020 R4: Leon draws with Dardha
Leon Mendonca made his third draw of the event, this time against IM Daniel Dardha in Round 4 of Tegernsee Masters 2020. Once again Leon played very solid, handled complex position nicely and didn't commit any mistake which is definitely a good sign. Luigi had a prolonged draw with Fier and Bluebaum had an uneventful draw against Donchenko. They both lead the tournament with 3.0/4 each respectively. The lone victor of the round was Thai Dai Van as he beat Ashot Parvanyan. The tournament continues with Round 5 tonight from 7:30 p.m. IST when Leon will have a tough challenge against Germany no.3. Stock photo: Niklesh Jain
Bluebaum and Donchenko maintain the lead
Leon Mendonca once again maintained his composure and made sure that he doesn't make any mistake against IM Daniel Dardha. The game ended up in a draw after moves were repeated in a Double Rook, Bishop and many pawns endgame. Luigi had a tame draw against Fier after 65-move long battle. GM Thai Dai Van Nguyen scored the sole victory of the round against IM Ashot Parvanyan when the latter had to give up material to stop his opponent's attack. Bluebaum and Donchenko had an uneventful draw.
Leon - Dardha 0.5-0.5
Leon Mendonca made a solid draw against IM Daniel Dardha (BEL)
How would you like to continue here as white? Computer says 35.Qa3 which I kind of do not like because of the f4-threat looming large. Leon made a very humane choice of 35.h3, followed by the exchange of queens in the next move.
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Round 4 results
|1||10||2570||GM||Basso Pier Luigi||½ - ½||GM||Fier Alexandr||2562||7|
|2||8||2571||GM||Nguyen Thai Dai Van||1 - 0||IM||Parvanyan Ashot||2451||6|
|3||9||2657||GM||Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter||GM||Keymer Vincent||2588||5|
|4||1||2672||GM||Blübaum Matthias||½ - ½||GM||Donchenko Alexander||2658||4|
|5||2||2499||IM||Mendonca Leon Luke||½ - ½||IM||Dardha Daniel||2468||3|
Total Prize fund is €7500.
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