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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Biel Chess Festival 2011 R3: Shirov beats Caruana, Carlsen leads

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news from the Accentus Biel Chess Grandmasters section is that Alexei Shirov beat Fabiano Caurana while the other two games were drawn. Of course, Magnus Carlsen continues to lead.

Carlsen and Morozevich: Even draws are tough

After Round 3, according to the classical scoring system we have Carlsen at 2.5 points, Morozevich at 2, Shirov at 1.5, Vachier-Lagrave, Caruana and Pelletier at 1 point each. According to the scoring pattern adopted at Biel Carlsen has 7 points, Morozevich has 5, Shirov is at 4 while Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave and Pelletier at 2 points each.

You can access the official website at this link, read up a nice review in English at or follow the live analysis at Thursday is a rest day for the grandmasters.

Here are the nice games of Round 3. Enjoy.

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