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Friday, July 22, 2011

Biel Chess Tournament R4: Carlsen beats Caruana, extends lead

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Hello everyone,

They are saying at Biel that Magnus Carlsen has been drinking Scotch for his mile-long lead over the others! Not kidding really! Just be careful when he decides to play exchange down against you.

Because the latest chess news from the Accentus Biel Grandmasters Chess Tournament is that the world's No. 1 chess player Magnus Carlsen has extended his lead after four rounds to 4 points. 

Round 4 results: Alexei Shirov - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½ - ½ Alexander Morozevich - Yannick Pelletier ½ - ½ and Magnus Carlsen - Fabiano Caruana 1 - 0

Standings after 4 rounds
1. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2815 10
2. Alexander Morozevich RUS 2694 6
3. Alexei Shirov ESP 2714 5
4. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2722 3
Yannick Pelletier SUI 2590 3
5. Fabiano Caruana ITA 2711 2

The games in Biel are scored 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss! 

Time control: 40 moves/2 hours, 20 moves/1 hour and 15 minutes + 30”/move.
You can access the official website at this link while here are the nice games of Round 4. Enjoy.

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