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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Biel chess final update: Carlsen wins, Morozevich second, Vachier-Lagrave third

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Hi everyone,

Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen for winning the Accentus Biel Chess Grandmasters event 2011. Congratulations to Alexander Morozevich for the second place, to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave for the third place and everyone who played for giving us such beautiful chess over the last several days.

The 44th Biel Chess Festival took place July 16-29 in Biel, Switzerland. The ‘Grandmaster Tournament’ was a six-player, double round robin with Caruana, Pelletier, Shirov, Carlsen, Morozevich and Vachier-Lagrave.The rate of play was 2 hours for 40 moves, then 1 hour for 20 moves and then 15 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment from move 61. The ‘football’ scoring system was in effect: three points for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. Besides, no draw offers were permitted before move 30. 

 And the winner gets a T-shirt for the week's hardwork!

In the last round, Alexander Morozevich defeated Yannick Pelletier. Carlsen drew with Fabiano Caruana and Shirov drew with Vachier-Lagrave. Here is a nice video by

Open tournament winner Ni Hua (left) with Bu Xiangzhi.

You can access the official website at this link. Meanwhile, here are the nice Round 10 games. Enjoy.

ACCENTUS- Grandmaster Tournament
Final Standings (after 10 Rounds)
Name ELO Points

1. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2821 19
2. Alexander Morozevich RUS 2694 17
3. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2722 12
4. Alexei Shirov ESP 2714 12
5. Fabiano Caruana ITA 2711 10
6. Yannick Pelletier SUI 2590 5

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