Top seed GM Levon Aronian bounced back from his first round defeat with 3 straight wins. He is now in clear first at the Bilbao Grand Slam Final with 2 rounds to go.

Here are the results of round 4:

Aronian, Levon – Grischuk, Alexander 1-0
Shirov, Alexei – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

Standings after 4 rounds:

Players Games Win Draw Loss POINTS
Levon Aronian 4 3 1 9
Alexander Grischuk 4 2 2 6
Sergei Karjakin 4 1 2 1 5
Alexei Shirov 4 2 2 2

Scoring System

3 – Points per win

1 – Point per draw

0 – Point per loss

Official website: http://www.bilbaofinalmasters.com/2009/en_index.asp

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