Kamsky and Leko qualify for round 2

Candidate Matches r1 g4 sees many decisive games

The exciting day 4 of Elista saw many decisive games. Leko and Kamsky achieved their third consecutive victory to close R1 of the Candidate Matches. Aronian recovered from the surprising loss in G3 and scored to take the lead 2,5-1,5. Adams stunned Shirov with Black and is only half a point from going to next round. The only match that is still level is the one of Boris Gefland and Rustam Kasimdzhanov after four draws.

Aronian Levon (ARM) – Carlsen Magnus (NOR) 1 – 0

Rublevsky Sergei (RUS) – Ponomariov Ruslan (UKR) 1/2 – 1/2

Kasimdzhanov Rustam (UZB) – Gelfand Boris (ISR) 1/2 – 1/2

Malakhov Vladimir (RUS) – Grischuk Alexander (RUS) 0 – 1

Shirov Alexei (ESP) – Adams Michael (ENG) 0 – 1

Bareev Evgeny (RUS) – Polgar Judith (HUN) 1 – 0

Gurevich Mikhail (TUR) – Leko Peter (HUN) 0 – 1

Bacrot Etienne (FRA) – Kamsky Gata (USA) 0 – 1

Candidate matches preview

Players arrive at Elista

Candidate matches round 1 – game 1

Candidate matches round 1 game 2

Candidate matches round 1 game 3