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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Biel Chess update R8: Carlsen-Morozevich draw, Vachier, Shirov win

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news from the Biel Chess Fest is that Carlsen continues to lead despite a draw with Alexander Morozevich in the eighth round. On the other hand, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Yannick Pelletier with a rook sacrifice and Alexei Shirov beat Fabiano Caruana. You can access the official website at this link

Meanwhile, here are the very nice games. You can run them in our gameplayer below.

Standings after Round 8
Name ELO Points

1. Magnus Carlsen  17
2. Alexander Morozevich  14
3. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 10
4. Alexei Shirov 10
5. Fabiano Caruana 6
6. Yannick Pelletier 4

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  • At July 28, 2011 at 10:34 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    Some people just take the fun out of a human chess tournament - Carlsen needs some stronger competition either Kasparov should return from retirement or we should start having inter-galactic events.

  • At July 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernandes, Madrid said...

    I don't understand why Carlsen is being criticised by Mr Alexis. He is constantly putting critical comments on this blog whether against women's chess or Carlsen in particular. I think it's not fair. Everyone has a right to their opinions but they cannot just put whatever they feel like on the blog. I think the Chess Queen should ask the editors to please moderate such comments no matter how much hard work it takes. CARLSEN IS THE BEST. Please stop this criticism.

  • At July 28, 2011 at 11:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said... A short interview with Magnus Carlsen after Round 7


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