Aronian catches Adams in Bilbao; two draws in Bucharest

Levon Aronian survived a strong attack and went on to win his game against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in round 4 of the Masters Final in Bilbao. The Armenian GM now shares the lead wit Michael Adams, who drew with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. At the Kings Tournament, both games were drawn while Thursday was a rest day at the Russian Championship.

Levon Aronian and Mickey Adams, tied for first place in Bilbao