In round four of 2019 Sinquefield Cup the American erstwhile challenger Fabiano Caruana caught Armenia's number one Levon Aronian in a rather uncomfortable opening preparation. The latter defended well, preserving balance in the position, but struggled to keep up with the clock and finally blundered under immense time pressure to hand over a well-deserved win to Caruana! This was the only decisive result of the day.
Vishy Anand came very close to a second victory against Wesley So but, in what was overwhelmingly labyrinthine tactical complications, the Madras Tiger lost his way again and again, missing multiple chances to seize the upper hand and finally settling for just a draw.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen too wasn't found in his element as he missed another opportunity to grind down his opponent Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in a perceptibly better pawn-up ending of opposite coloured bishops.
Thus, at the end of four rounds, Caruana and Vishy share the lead with 2.5/4 points each. Enjoy these lively snaps by Lennart Ootes and Justin Kellar of the @grandchesstourofficial 2019 and get a feel of all the excitement.
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