On the fourth day of Magnus Carlsen invitational online chess tournament, things got interesting. In day 2 of round two, matches were played; between French Maxime Lagrave and Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi, and American Fabiano Caruana and Chinese Ding Liren.
Both the matches on day 2 of round 2 ended in the Armageddon game. In the first match, Maxime Lagrave was leading with 2-1 in the first three games against Ian Nepomniachtchi, after winning the first and other two ended in a draw. Then Maxime lost the last game and match entered the Armageddon game, which was won by Ian Nepomniachtchi. With this win, Ian Nepomniachtchi got 2 points and Maxime Lagrave 1 point.
The second match of the day between Ding Liren and Fabiano Caruana also ended with Armageddon game. First two-game ended in a draw, Ding Liren won the third game, but Fabiano made a comeback in the last game and then won the Armageddon game. Fabiano got 2 points with this win and moved to the top spot after round 2.
At the end of the fourth day, points were:
Magnus Carlsen – 5
Fabiano Caruana – 5
Hikaru Nakamura – 4
Maxime Lagrave – 4
Ding Liren – 4
Ian Nepomniachtchi – 2
Alireza Firouzja – 0
Anish Giri – 0