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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Biel Chess Fest R6: Carlsen beats Pelletier in return game, leads

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Hi everyone,

You win lots and you lose one - that's the quintessential Magnus Carlsen for you. So what if he gave up a game to French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, he's back to his winning ways in the sixth round. Carlsen beat Pelletier in the return game. The other two games - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave-Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Morozevich-Alexei Shirov were draws.

The 2011 Biel Chess Festival is taking place from July 16 to 29, in a number of groups: the Master Tournament (eleven rounds Swiss); the Main Tournament (nine rounds Swiss); a Rapid and a Blitz tournament; Chess960 with the main group being Accentus Grandmaster Tournament with six very strong grandmasters playing a double round robin: Magnus Carlsen, MaximeVachier-Lagrave, Alexei Shirov, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Morozevich and Yannick Pelletier.

The sixth round standings have Carlsen at 13, Morozevich at 10, Vachier-Lagrave and Shirov at 7 each, Pelletier at 4 and Caruana at 3. The scoring pattern is 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. You can access the official website at this link. And, here are the Round 6 games.

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