Kramnik Challenge Chess: Leon Mendonca struggles

Three draws preceded by a loss kept lone Indian Leon Mendonca in the 13th spot after four rounds of the Kramnik Challenge online rapid chess tournament on Thursday.

File picture of Leon Mendonca.   -  Chess Base India

Three draws preceded by a loss kept lone Indian Leon Mendonca in the 13th spot after four rounds of the Kramnik Challenge online rapid chess tournament on Thursday.

Germany’s Vincent Keymer took the lead at 3.5 points in the16-player round-robin event.

Selected results (fourth round)

Dinara Saduakassova (Kaz) drew with Leon Mendonca; (third round): Mendonca drew with Awonder Liang (USA); Carissa Yip (USA) drew with Mendonca; Lei Tingjie (Chn) bt Mendonca.

Leading standings (after four rounds):  1. Vincent Keymer (Ger, 3.5), 2-4. Christopher Yoo (USA), Awonder Liang (USA) and Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzb) (3 each); 13. Leon Mendonca (1.5).

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