05 August - Round 4

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Round 4: Azerbaijan! Iran!
News & Reports Aug 5, 2014 | 8:58 PM 2

Round 4: Azerbaijan! Iran!

France came down to earth with a slight thud today, unable to repeat the form that overcame defending champions Armenia in round three. Number eight Azerbaijan edged out a solid and impressive victory over the third seeds, drawing three and producing a win with Black on board one – Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, whose recent run of good form has lifted him into the world top ten.

  • Interviews Aug 5, 2014 | 5:22 PM 7

    Carlsen: “Then I thought I’d just outplay him”

    As we already reported in our mid-round article, Magnus Carlsen today scored a fine win today over 2735-rated Polish Grandmaster Radek Wojtaszek. Afterwards he spent 35 minutes in the NRK television studio that overlooks the play...

  • News & Reports Aug 5, 2014 | 3:30 PM 2

    Round 4: Interim report

    The first bit of news today was nearly as fast as zero tolerance forfeits - in the Women's match between Zimbabwe and Togo, White delivered mate on her third move, executing what is usually a trivia question, on the board.

  • Interviews Aug 5, 2014 | 2:01 PM 0

    Polgar: "Obviously we would like to get a medal"

    We spoke to the world's strongest ever female chess player, the legendary Judit Polgar. She has played in nine Olympiads since her debut on the Hungarian women's team in 1988 at the age of 12. Since 1994 she has played for Hungar...

  • News & Reports Aug 5, 2014 | 8:45 AM 0

    Round 4 board pairings: Olympiad heating up

    The excitement builds by the round in Olympiads, as the stronger teams gradually climb to face each other. In Round 4 the highlights are France-Azerbaijan and Russia-China, featuring four all-2700 clashes that could help determin...

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