International News Today - July 28, 2011

All 3 games in Dortmund were drawn yesterday leaving Vladimir Kramnik still sporting a 1.5 point lead over Le Quang Liem with 4 rounds to go in the double RR.

In Biel the big Carlsen- Morozevich affair fizzled out to a draw leaving Carlsen still in the lead with 17 points to Morozevich's 14 (three point scoring), with 2 rounds to go. Shirov and Vachier-Lagrave both won their games and are tied for third with 10 points.

The British Championships are taking place. After 3 rounds favourites Adams and Short have both been nicked for a draw leaving David Howell and Stephen Gordon alone in 1st.

-FM