Quite a variety of openings today with Gashimov showing his faith in the dynamic Modern Benoni and Ponomariov again playing the solid 'Berlin Wall' in the head-to-head battles amongst the leaders.
Wang Yue played a slightly suspicious variation in my opinion, but got away with it as he managed to get enough activity for his pawn.
|1||Peter Svidler||2735||0.5-0.5||Teimour Radjabov||2740||English opening (A16)|
|2||Peter Leko||2735||0.5-0.5||Ruslan Ponomariov||2733||Spanish Berlin (C67)|
|3||Vassily Ivanchuk||2741||0-1||Ernesto Inarkiev||2669||Caro-Kann Panov (B13)|
|4||Dmitry Jakovenko||2725||0.5-0.5||Evgeny Alekseev||2700||Queen's Indian (E18)|
|5||Boris Gelfand||2741||0.5-0.5||Wang Yue||2752||Grünfeld Schlechter (D94)|
|6||Pavel Eljanov||2751||0.5-0.5||Vugar Gashimov||2734||Modern Benoni (A61)|
|7||Vladimir Akopian||2694||0.5-0.5||Shakhriyar Mamedyarov||2763||Spanish Breyer (C95)|
Ivanchuk loses his second game (this time after over-pressing) and slips to last place.
Here are the tournament rankings after four rounds with six players sharing first place.
Only six decisive games out of 28 is a very low percentage at any level.
For further information on this event, I suggest that you go to the official tournament site.