Adhiban Analyzes: London Chess Classic Round 4
In this third instalment of Adhiban Analyzes, GM Adhiban Baskaran will be taking a close look at two of the most important games of round four of the London Chess Classic. Firstly, he will analyze the clash between the Grand Chess Tour leader, Magnus Carlsen and the guy hot on his heels at the number two spot on the leaderboard, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Along with this, Adhiban will also be dissecting Fabiano's fabulous win against Sergey Karjakin. Bring out the popcorn!
Adhiban Baskaran is known to be one of the most jovial personalities of the contemporary Indian chess scene. His chess achievements need no introduction. Rated 2655 currently, Adhiban has represented India at several Olympiads and has been the World U-16 Champion back in 2008. His most known recent success was at the Tata Steel Masters tournament where he finished third with a score of 7.5/13, beating players like Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Sergey Karjakin, Richard Rapport etc.
As the London Chess Classic takes place in the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London, Adhiban will be analyzing select games from every round for our readers. Today, Adhiban analyzes the important clash between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Magnus Carlsen. Had MVL won this game, he would have had a good chance of overtaking Carlsen as the leader in the overall Grand Chess Tour standings. The other game Adhiban will be looking at is the first decisive game of the tournament -- Sergey Karjakin versus Fabiano Caruana!
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Magnus Carlsen
Sergey Karjakin vs Fabiano Caruana
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