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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Blitz Chess Show in Biel with Chess Queen Kosteniuk, World #1 Carlsen, US Champion Nakamura and Others

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Hi everyone,

A very special Blitz Chess Show is being organised in Biel on Sunday, July 22. A special invitational blitz chess tournament is going to be held on the knock-out format to celebrate 45 years of the Biel Chess Festival.

CHESS BLITZ FEVER by Alexandra Kosteniuk
The DVD from Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk about Blitz Chess. Alexandra gives many tips on how to play better blitz chess and shows 8 of her sensational wins from the 2009 World Blitz Championship, where she beat World #1 Rated Magnus Carlsen, World Champion Vishy Anand, and super Grandmasters Gashimov, Aronian, Morozevich, Grischuk, Judith Polgar, and Naiditsch. All games are fully commented with simultaneous live screens and and 2D boards.

The invitees include (according to seeding):

Magnus Carlsen NOR
Hikaru Nakamaura USA
Alexander Morozevich RUS
Wang Hao CHN
Etienne Bacrot FRA
Pentala Harikrishna IND
Yannick Pelletier SUI
Alexandra Kosteniuk RUS

System: Two games with 5‘+ 2‘‘/move. If 1-1, one Armageddon game with 5’ for white (has to win) and 4’ for black.

The draw will made according the FIDE Elo rankings of 1st July 2012, with GM seeded Nr 1 on the top and GM seeded Nr 2 on the bottom. Then, Nr 3 and Nr 4 on each half of the draw.
from the top to the bottom.

The main Biel Chess Festival with a GMs' tournament, Masters' tournament, chess events, begins on July 23. Stay tuned at Chess Blog for more details on that.

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