Wang Hao quickly crushed Anish Giri in his final game at Biel to leave Magnus Carlsen needing a win against Etienne Bacrot to successfully defend the title he won last year.
While Hikaru Nakamura also ended on a high by beating Victor Bologan, Carlsen exerted as much pressure as possible in search of the win he desperately needed, but Bacrot held firm and Wang Hao emerged victorious!
The final standings in the 2012 Biel GM Tournament:
Wang Hao (left) took an excellent victory at Biel 2012
Magnus Carlsen (right) was unable to beat Etienne Bacrot
The winner's podium (left to right: Carlsen, Wang Hao, Nakamura, Giri)
The festival also included many other events including a Master Tournament, Main Tournament, Rapid Tournament and a Blitz Tournament. All the results are available at the official website.
Pictures from the official website. Games via TWIC.
* Bologan's score includes 2 losses by Alexander Morozevich who withdrew due to illness.