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Carlsen Confirms 2011 Biel Title

  • SonofPearl
  • on 7/29/11, 9:03 AM.

Magnus Carlsen finished the Biel tournament with a draw against Fabiano Caruana, having already won the title with a round to spare.

Alexander Morozevich ended a successful tournament with a win against Yannick Pelletier to secure second place.

Alexei Shirov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave drew their final round game to finish the best of the rest.

The final standings in the 2011 Biel Grandmaster Tournament:

 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2821 * * 1 1 0 1 3 3 3 1 3 3 19
 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2694 1 1 * * 3 3 1 1 3 0 1 3 17
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2722 3 1 0 0 * * 1 1 1 1 1 3 12
 Shirov, Alexei  ESP 2714 0 0 1 1 1 1 * * 3 3 1 1 12
 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2711 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 * * 1 3 10
 Pelletier, Yannick  SUI 2590 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 * * 5

 

Carlsen lived up to his status as favourite

Carlsen v Caruana rd10.jpg

 

 

Morozevich capped a strong tournament performance with another win

Moro v Pelletier rd10.jpg

 

 

Shirov and Vachier-Lagrave didn't push each other too hard in the final round

Shirov v Lagrave Rd10.jpg

 

 

Photos from the official website.

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  • 2 years ago

    IM dpruess

    Carlsen won't be playing this year :-(

    but i'll be back!

  • 2 years ago

    dcremisi

    should be intresting to see Carlsen's title defence in 2012!

  • 3 years ago

    Twobit

    Best of luck, Moro! Hopefully he will climb up the ratings again soon. Great win for Carlsen!

  • 3 years ago

    Loomis

    "Never forget that Morozevich has defeated Topalov.He has a potential of 2700+ rating."

    Potential? Morozevich was rated 2787 in October 2008. This was the second highest rating in the world at the time, behind Topalov at 2791.  On the July 2008 list he was rated 2788, again second in the world, that time behind Anand at 2798. It's not like Moro is some up and comer trying to break 2700, he's been at the top.

  • 3 years ago

    Educated_Fool88

    ORANGE JUICECool vs Lemon Tea Cry

  • 3 years ago

    mishrashubham

    Carlsen has defeated  Anand thrice!

  • 3 years ago

    mishrashubham

    I think carlsen will definetly win the world championship.

  • 3 years ago

    mishrashubham

    Never forget that Morozevich has defeated Topalov.He has a potential of 2700+ rating.But Carlsen you are my idol. 

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    Congratulations also to GM Ni Hua of China who won the Master Tournament with an undefeated 8.5/11. it was a pretty strong event as well!

  • 3 years ago

    fabelhaft

    "2851? 2900? Why do we make these speculations after a tournament where Carlsen managed to gain TWO rating points?"

    2900 is not going to happen but speculating about 2851 is another thing. He's in the 2820s and in September he has been 2800+ on the last dozen rating lists. It's not easy to gain lots of points in every event for players with such a rating, Morozevich in Biel form is much stronger than the below 2700 rating he had in the tournament. Gaining a couple of points isn't bad, and he's still only 20 years old, so 2851 shouldn't be impossible considering that he's 2823 now. If he hadn't played the Olympiad and lost more than 15 points there he would be quite close already.

  • 3 years ago

    duniel

    @Vladan88: You are perfectly right, Morozevich only half a point behind Carlsen and performance 2800+!

  • 3 years ago

    karangtarunasemarang

    Smile

  • 3 years ago

    Vladan88

    But the main thing is that Moro is back!

  • 3 years ago

    Loomis

    2851? 2900? Why do we make these speculations after a tournament where Carlsen managed to gain TWO rating points?

  • 3 years ago

    jesterville

    LOL...Carlsen has much to do to even be in the race for...best ever...how about play in a match for the WCC first for instance?...he easily handles GM far below his strength... but still has to prove himself against the likes of Anand, Aronian and Kramnik...

    ...of course we are looking at the next WCC in the making...but he still has some ways to go to be spoken in the same breath as Kasparov, Fischer and Karpov...other than Fischer...the two Ks have shown consistancy over the long period...this is the true mark of a "best ever"...

  • 3 years ago

    duniel

    Morozevich has to be really sorry he let slip the win against Shirov.

  • 3 years ago

    SummerStorm

    Caruana seemed to do better at the end. Maybe he had been putting too much pressure on himself and wasn't at his best earlier. The simple realization that he is good enough for this tournament and that on a given day he can hang with Carlsen should give his confidence an important boost.

  • 3 years ago

    Vladan88

    He will make 2851 however todays 2851 is not the same as when Kasparov had this rating. Ratings have inflated considerably. If he reaches 2900 only then he can compete with Fischer and Kasparov for the title of greates chess player in history of chess.

  • 3 years ago

    drumdaddy

    The main site mentions some norms, omitting a particular name.

  • 3 years ago

    pdela

    In another note you have to love Shírov

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