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13th London Chess Classic 2023 R4: Jules shocks Gukesh

by Shahid Ahmed - 05/12/2023

D Gukesh was cruising towards victory against Jules Moussard (FRA) until he made a huge blunder. It cost the teenager the game. Jules is a very strong player. He does not miss these tactical opportunities. Michael Adams (ENG) drew against Nikita Vitiugov (ENG) to emerge sole leader 3/4. He is followed by Gukesh, Jules and Hans Niemann (USA) at 2.5/3 each. Hans defeated IM Shreyas Royal (ENG) by making a double exchange sacrifice. Gukesh will face Adams in the fifth round. Round 5 starts today at 2 p.m. local time, 7:30 p.m. IST. Follow the action live on FM WIM Anna-Maja Kazarian's twitch channel. Photos: Tao Bhokanandh

Adams gains sole lead

The AP (Arithmetic Progression) pattern got disrupted. Both colors - white and black pieces won two games each and the fifth game ended in a draw.

D Gukesh suffered a shocking defeat against Jules Moussard (FRA)

Gukesh - Jules: 0-1

D Gukesh (2720) faced Jules Moussard (FRA, 2635) for the first time in a Classical rated game. It seemed like he was going to win the game until he blundered.

Position after 26.Rd2??

26.Qd4!? would have maintained the upper hand for White. However, 26.Rd2?? allowed Black to turn things in his favor. Try to find out why it was a huge mistake.

A stunning tactic missed by Gukesh vs Moussard | Video: ChessBase India

Try solving various questions asked by IM Sagar Shah from Gukesh-Jules' game in an interactive form on ChessRanga.

GM Andrei Volokitin (UKR) - GM M Amin Tabatabaei (IRI): 0-1

GM Hans Niemann (USA) - IM Shreyas Royal (ENG): 1-0

Anish Giri and Hans Niemann banter continues on twitter

GM Mateusz Bartel (POL, not in photo) - GM Luke McShane (ENG): 1-0

GM Nikita Vitiugov (ENG) - GM Michael Adams (ENG): 0.5-0.5

Round 4 in progress

Schedule

There are one round each day starting from 2 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST. Rest day is on Wednesday 6th December 2023.

13th London Chess Classic will take place 1st to 10th December 2023

Prizes

1st £15000, 2nd £10000, 3rd £7500 and 4th £6000

Replay Round 4 games

Round 4 Results

Bo.No.Rtg NameResultName RtgNo.PGN
1102659
GMVolokitin, Andrei0 - 1GMTabatabaei, M. Amin
26927
282667
GMNiemann, Hans Moke1 - 0IMRoyal, Shreyas
24386
392659
GMBartel, Mateusz1 - 0GMMcshane, Luke J
26315
412704
GMVitiugov, Nikita½ - ½GMAdams, Michael
26614
522720
GMGukesh, D0 - 1GMMoussard, Jules
26353

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Standings after Round 4

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtg TB1 
14
GMAdams, MichaelENG26613
22
GMGukesh, DIND27202,5
3
GMMoussard, JulesFRA26352,5
8
GMNiemann, Hans MokeUSA26672,5
57
GMTabatabaei, M. AminIRI26922
9
GMBartel, MateuszPOL26592
71
GMVitiugov, NikitaENG27041,5
6
IMRoyal, ShreyasENG24381,5
10
GMVolokitin, AndreiUKR26591,5
105
GMMcshane, Luke JENG26311

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Round 5 pairings

Bo.No.Rtg NameResultName RtgNo.PGN
132635
GMMoussard, JulesGMVolokitin, Andrei
265910
242661
GMAdams, MichaelGMGukesh, D
27202
352631
GMMcshane, Luke JGMVitiugov, Nikita
27041
462438
IMRoyal, ShreyasGMBartel, Mateusz
26599
572692
GMTabatabaei, M. AminGMNiemann, Hans Moke
26678

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