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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Wins Olivier Breisacher Chess Memorial in Biel

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French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeated Liren Ding 2-0 in a blitz semifinal and then Alexander Moiseenko 1.5-0.5 in a rapid final to claim the top prize in the Olivier Breisacher Memorial in Biel, Switzerland. Olivier Breisacher Memorial was the main event of the 46th Biel Chess Festival. After the regular ten rounds in the tournament as many as four players shared the first place with 14 points each (three points for a win, one for draw) - Etienne Bacrot 2714 FRA, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2719 FRA, Ding Liren 2714 CHN and Alexander Moiseenko UKR 2699.

Ian Nepomniachtchi 2717 RUS was fifth, while Richard Rapport 2693 HUN finished sixth.

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