Gjakova: Three players lead with 4.0/4.

by Marco Baldauf
5/16/2016 – After four rounds three players lead the field at the European Championship with 4.0/4 each. Baadur Jobava played a fine game, in which he continually put pressure on his opponent. Ernesto Inarkiev was well-prepared and alert and Radoslaw Wojtaszek showed a lot of patience in a King's Indian structure which was rewarded when his opponent finally went wrong.

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Ernesto Inarkiev showed a strong performance. His opponent Andriasian is a well-known Najdorf-expert and has even written a book about this popular Sicilian defense. However, Inarkiew was not afraid of a theoretical duel and good preparation and strong play earned him his fourth win in a row.

Last preparations before Ernesto Inarkiev and Zaven Andriasian can show their opening knowledge.

 

Alexander Ipatov played with Black at the top but after a long struggle lost against Radoslaw Wojtaszek.

 

The Georgian grandmaster Baadur Jobava also has 4.04. In 2015 things did not go weill for Jobava and in the last 18 months he has lost about 60 rating points and currently has an Elo of 2674. Jobava is known for his creative play and his unusual openings but in round four he opted for a more solid approach - which was rewarded.

Baadur Jobava - here at the Aeroflot Open 2016 in Moscow (Photo: Amruta Mokal)

 

GM Aryan Tari from Norway played against fellow Norwegian Jon-Ludvig Hammer and showed defensive skills.

 

Yuriy Kryvoruchko (2691 Elo) has 2.5/4 and is not in top-shape yet.

 

Top seed David Navara once against showed his tactical flair. After winning a pawn with a fine tactical combination he crowned the game with a short king-march.

 

Results of round four

Bo.     Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts.   Name FED Rtg  
1
 
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2722 3 1 - 0 3 GM Ipatov Alexander TUR 2648
 
2
 
GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2644 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2693
 
3
 
GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2686 3 1 - 0 3 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2602
 
4
 
GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2661 3 1 - 0 3 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2599
 
5
 
GM Navara David CZE 2735 1 - 0 3 GM Sturua Zurab GEO 2548
 
6
 
GM Oleksiyenko Mykhaylo UKR 2622 0 - 1 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2721
 
7
 
GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2715 ½ - ½ GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2616
 
8
 
GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2700 ½ - ½ GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2618
 
9
 
GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2613 ½ - ½ GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2692
 
10
 
GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2612 ½ - ½ GM Korobov Anton UKR 2674
 
11
 
GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2668 ½ - ½ GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2600
 
12
 
GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2666 ½ - ½ GM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2603
 
13
 
GM Saric Ivan CRO 2650 1 - 0 GM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2574
 
14
 
GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2569 ½ - ½ GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2649
 
15
 
IM Svane Rasmus GER 2526 0 - 1 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2647
 
16
 
GM Kobalia Mikhail RUS 2646 0 - 1 GM Kovalev Vladislav BLR 2562
 
17
 
IM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2480 ½ - ½ GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2641
 
18
 
GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2636 1 - 0 GM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2537
 
19
 
GM Andersen Mads DEN 2505 ½ - ½ GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2632
 
20
 
GM Ragger Markus AUT 2696 2 1 - 0 2 GM Bortnyk Olexandr UKR 2565
 
21
 
GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2566 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2691
 
22
 
GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2689 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Tari Aryan NOR 2558
 
23
 
GM Can Emre TUR 2557 2 0 - 1 2 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2685
 
24
 
GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2681 2 1 - 0 2 GM Bogner Sebastian SUI 2555
 
25
 
GM Dvirnyy Danyyil ITA 2552 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER 2669
 
26
 
GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2542 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2667
 
27
 
GM Antal Gergely HUN 2539 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2663
 
28
 
GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2662 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Esen Baris TUR 2508
 
29
 
GM Stocek Jiri CZE 2534 2 1 - 0 2 GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2662
 
30
 
GM Sivuk Vitaly UKR 2532 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2657
 

Games of rounds 1 to 4

 

Standings after four rounds

Rk.     Name Rtg Pts.  TB1 
1
 
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2722 4,0
2
 
GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2686 4,0
3
 
GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2661 4,0
4
 
GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2644 3,5
5
 
GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2693 3,5
6
 
GM Saric Ivan CRO 2650 3,5
7
 
GM Kovalev Vladislav BLR 2562 3,5
8
 
GM Navara David CZE 2735 3,5
9
 
GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2636 3,5
10
 
GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2721 3,5
11
 
GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2647 3,5
12
 
GM Ipatov Alexander TUR 2648 3,0
13
 
GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2602 3,0
14
 
GM Sturua Zurab GEO 2548 3,0
15
 
GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2692 3,0
16
 
GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2700 3,0
17
 
GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2685 3,0
18
 
GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2715 3,0
 
 
GM Andersen Mads DEN 2505 3,0
20
 
GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2620 3,0
 
 
GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2609 3,0
22
 
IM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2480 3,0
23
 
GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2666 3,0
24
 
GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2668 3,0
 
 
GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2649 3,0
 
 
GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2641 3,0
27
 
GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2618 3,0
28
 
GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2612 3,0
29
 
GM Korobov Anton UKR 2674 3,0
 
 
GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2632 3,0

...245 players

Schedule

Day

Date

Hour

Program

Wednesday

11.05.2016

 

Arrivals of participants

Wednesday

11.05.2016

20:00

Opening ceremony

Thursday

11.05.2016

22:00

Technical meeting

Thursday

12.05.2016

15:30

Round I

Friday

13.05.2016

15:30

Round II

Saturday

14.05.2016

15:30

Round III

Sunday

15.05.2016

15:30

Round IV

Monday

16.05.2016

15:30

Round V

Tuesday

17.05.2016

15:30

Round VI

Wednesday

18.05.2016

 

Rest day

Thursday

19.05.2016

15:30

Round VII

Friday

20.05.2016

15:30

Round VIII

Saturday

21.05.2016

15:30

Round IX

Sunday

22.05.2016

15:30

Round X

Monday

23.05.2016

11:00

Round XI

Monday

23.05.2016

20:00

Closing ceremony

Tuesday

24.05.2016

 

Departure

Photos: Tournament page

All results at Chess-Results.com



Marco Baldauf, born 1990, has been playing since he was eight. In 2000 and 2002 he became German Junior Champion, in 2014 he became International Master. He plays for SF Berlin in the Bundesliga.
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