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Giri Keeps The Pressure On In Biel

  • SonofPearl
  • on 7/28/12, 12:41 PM.

Biel 2012 red logo.jpgAnish Giri was the only winner in round six of the Biel GM tournament, narrowing the gap to leader Wang Hao to just 2 points.

Magnus Carlsen held Hikaru Nakamura to a draw with the black pieces, and Etienne Bacrot's game with Wang Hao also ended with the points shared.

Tomorrow is the tournament's only rest day, but Magnus Carlsen is due to play his must-win postponed game against Victor Bologan.

The standings after round six (3-1-0 scoring system):

Name Elo Nat Games Pts
Wang Hao  2739 CHN  6 13
Anish Giri  2696 NED  6 11
Hikaru Nakamura  2778 USA  6 9
Magnus Carlsen  2837 NOR  5 7
Etienne Bacrot  2713 FRA  6 5
Victor Bologan* 2732 MDA  5 0

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Anish Giri (right) beat Victor Bologan to stay in touch with the leader

Biel 2012 Anish Giri Viktor Bologan.jpg

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The festival also includes many other events including a Master Tournament, Main Tournament, Rapid Tournament and a Blitz Tournament.

The Biel Chess Festival runs from 21 July - 3 August.  The main GM tournament started on Monday 23 July and there is one rest day on Sunday 29 July, with the final round on 2 August.  Magnus Carlsen is defending the title he won in 2011.

The Grandmaster Tournament games start at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC) and a live broadcast is available at this link.

Picture from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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* Bologan's score includes 2 losses by Alexander Morozevich who withdrew due to illness.

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  • 2 years ago

    JTLindskogHageman

    Thank you.

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 mins for 20 moves and then 15 minutes to a finish with a 30 second increment from the start of the game.

  • 2 years ago

    JTLindskogHageman

    Hey guys, probably a silly question, what is the time control at this tourney?

  • 2 years ago

    Stella_Woo

    Giri can only improve

  • 2 years ago

    SherlockHolmes94

    Carlson is not playing like he does every tournament. He must win in order to fight for the leadership.

  • 2 years ago

    EternalChess

    Carlsen must win! Thats the only way he can play for first.

    Giri (Twice), and the rest of the feild got a free win thanks to Moro/Bolo, lets hope Carlsen can get a win.

  • 2 years ago

    mattattack99

    I suppose you can say he will be paid for his effort, because prizes are determined by the final standings.

  • 2 years ago

    chessninja77

    Exciting

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