World Chess Championship, game 4 – Live from GM Miguel Illescas 19:00 h.

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Nepomniachtchi surprises with his Defense. The challenger easily equalizes with Black and maintains equality in the match.

There was much expectation to see if Carlsen would continue to take risks with the white pieces, as he did in the second game. The truth is that Nepomniachtchi has not allowed it, as he has proposed the super-solid Petrov Defense (also called Russian Defense). This approach is notorious for tending to positions with few prospects for both players.

In this situation, the world champion led the game to an end with a slight initiative, but “Nepo” defended well and the tie was signed before the first time control in the 33rd move.

The match is still tied and tomorrow, Wednesday 01/12, the fifth game will be played at 13.30 hours (Spanish time).

As every game day, the grandmaster and 8 times champion of Spain Miguel Illescas, will comment the duel live from LA VANGUARDIA, starting at 7:00 pm. (Spain UTC +1).

SCORE after game 4

  • Magnus Carlsen: 2 points.
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi: 2 points.

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It is one of the most important open tournaments in Europe, with more than 50 grandmasters and an average Elo of +2300. The prize pool amounts to €25,000, which makes the tournament one of the most attractive for professional players. The second edition of elllobregat Open Chess 2021 will be held from November 30 to December 8, 2021 (9 rounds of play), at the Hotel Playafels in Castelldefels (Barcelona).

The rounds will be played in the afternoons, starting at 17:00h (except for the last round which will be played on the 8th at 10:00h in the morning). Outside these hours, complementary activities are being programmed to complement the tournament, both for the players and the general public. The simultaneous games to be offered by former world champion Anatoli Karpov on Tuesday, December 7 in one of the venues of the Diputació de Barcelona. In addition, the Russian legend will participate in other on-site events of the 2nd elllobregat Open Chess 2021.

From La Vanguardia we will broadcast the main games live, which from 19:00 hours will be commented live by GM Miguel Illescas, 8 times absolute champion of Spain and former trainer of the world champion Vladimir Kramnik.

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