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Andreikin: Today's winner in Biel

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Anish Giri had the longest game today, but neither of them ever looked like breaking the deadlock. Both players have had to settle for four draws so far.
Dmitry Andreikin's convincing win over David Howell was the only decisive result in the fourth round.

It was top against bottom in the fourth round where Negi opted for a solid Queen's Gambit and managed to achieve a drawish rook ending to earn his first half-point.

Tomashevsky acquiesced to a quick draw as Caruana was about to fully equalize with ...c5.

Giri against Vachier-Lagrave started in lively fashion but simplification led to a solid position where there was nothing much for either player.

Nguyen pressed with his Reti (New York) but Rodshtein obtained enough counterplay.

NameCountryRatingResultNameCountryRatingNumber of moves
Evgeny TomashevskyRUS27080.5-0.5Fabiano CaruanaITA269721
Wesley SoPHI26740.5-0.5Parimarjan NegiIND261528
Nguyen Ngoc Truong SonVIE26170.5Maxim RodshteinISR26092
Anish GiriNED26720.5Maxime Vachier-LagraveFRA272343
Dmitry AndreikinRUS26501-0David HowellENG261630

Andreikin's win came from a Neo-Grünfeld (where White fianchettoes his king's bishop) in which Black seemed to get his pieces tangled up. Howell avoided material loss but had to allow White's rooks onto the seventh rank with devastating consequences.

The Russian now moves up to equal second.

A quick win today @ official site

So Wesley So maintains his lead.

SeedNameCountryRatingPoints
1stWesley SoPHI26743
2nd-4thEvgeny TomashevskyRUS27082.5
2nd-4thFabiano CaruanaITA26972.5
2nd-4thDmitry AndreikinRUS26502.5
5th-8thMaxime Vachier-LagraveFRA27232
5th-8thAnish GiriNED26722
5th-8thNguyen Ngoc Truong SonVIE26172
5th-8thMaxim RodshteinISR26092
9thDavid HowellENG26161
10thParimarjan NegiIND26150.5

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