Shenzhen Masters, Round 4: Bu, Yu and Erigaisi lead

by André Schulz
3/4/2024 – After four rounds of the Shenzhen Masters, a trio of players - Bu, Yu and Erigaisi - are leading the table. Bu defeated Anish Giri with the white pieces. After a good start, things are not going well for the Dutchman. | Photos: Liang Ziming (Organiser)

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Anish Giri celebrated a fine win over Vladislav Artemiev in the first round of the 5th Shenzhen Masters, but that was as good as it got for the Dutchman. He lost his next three rounds against Daniil Dubov, Arjun Erigaisi and Bu Xianghzi. In the live rating list, Giri has lost 13 points, which means he has dropped eight places in the tightly-packed field of top professionals. Giri, who was as high as fourth in the world rankings after his opening win, has dropped to 13th.

After his win against Giri Bu shares first place.

Erigaisi won a wild game against Ma Qun.

The two other games of the round ended with a draw.

Round 4 - Results

Standings after round 4



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