Fabiano Caruana is the sole leader of the 2016 Tata Steel tournament. After four rounds, the Italian / US grandmaster has collected 3,0/4. This is half a point more than the chasing pack – Wesley So, Sergey Karjakin, Yifan Hou, Ding Liren, and Pavel Eljanov.
Caruana was close to scoring his third victory in Tata Steel against the local hero Anish Giri with black. A possible continuation 55… Rd6 56. Ra8 e3 57. Re8 Kf3 59. Rf8+ Ke4 60. Rf1 e2 61. Re1 Kf3 or the alternative could have sealed a full point, but the game ended in a draw (replay the game here).
The lucky escape of Anish Giri does not improve much the situation for the local players. Giri is shared 13th with 1,5/4, while Van Wely lost his game today against Eljanov and is last with 1,0/4.
The top seeded player in the event – World Champion Magnus Carlsen – shook hands with Shakhryar Mamedyarov for a fourth consecutive draw. The Norwegian is currently 7th with 2,0/4, the same points as Chinese prodigy Wei Yi.
Victorious today were Sergey Karjakin, Yifan Hou, and Pavel Eljanov, all now at shared second.
Tata Steel 2016 standings
|1||Caruana, F.||3.0 / 4||2787||2980||1||½||½||1|
|2||So, W.||2.5 / 4||2773||2847||½||½||½||1|
|3||Hou, Y.||2.5 / 4||2673||2855||½||½||½||1|
|4||Karjakin, S.||2.5 / 4||2769||2799||½||½||½||1|
|5||Ding, L.||2.5 / 4||2766||2842||½||½||½||1|
|6||Eljanov, P.||2.5 / 4||2760||2815||0||½||1||1|
|7||Carlsen, M.||2.0 / 4||2844||2743||½||½||½||½|
|8||Wei, Y.||2.0 / 4||2706||2769||½||½||½||½|
|9||Giri, A.||1.5 / 4||2798||2677||½||0||½||½|
|10||Van Wely, L.||1.5 / 4||2640||2664||½||0||½||½|
|11||Tomashevsky, E.||1.5 / 4||2728||2629||0||½||½||½|
|12||Mamedyarov, S.||1.5 / 4||2747||2656||0||½||½||½|
|13||Navara, D.||1.5 / 4||2730||2678||0||½||½||½|
|14||Adams, M.||1.0 / 4||2744||2554||0||0||½||½|
source : http://www.chessdom.com/fabiano-caruana-sole-leader-of-tata-steel-after-r4/