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

Score Rating TPR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
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/

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