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Morozevich Retires From Biel GM Tournament

  • SonofPearl
  • on 7/25/12, 8:01 AM.

Biel 2012 red logo.jpgStatement of the Biel Organising Committee

Due to health issues, Alexander Morozevich retired from the Biel Grandmaster Tournament after Round 2. He has been this Wednesday with the organisers of the Festival to a hospital, where a doctor confirmed, with a medical certificate,  his inability to go on to play the competition. Alexander Morozevich will travel back to Moscow as soon as possible to recover. The length of his healing process is unknown.

After the approval of the players, the organisers could secure a substitute. GM Victor Bologan (Moldova, World No 20, 2732 Elo) takes the place of Alexander Morozevich. He arrived already in Biel. He starts the tournament from Round 3. His game against Magnus Carlsen, scheduled for Wednesday July 25th, will be held on Sunday 29th. Victor Bologan will play his first game on Thursday July 26th against Hikaru Nakamura.

The 3 points of the victories of Anish Giri and Etienne Bacrot, achieved against Alexander Morozevich, are kept. Victor Bologan accepted to play with two games less.

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  • 21 months ago

    Balachandar

    So, Bogolan won't possibly get 1st place, as he is playing 2 less matches.

  • 21 months ago

    Stanya

    Poor Alex! I hope he gets better! That is to bad he could not play because i was going for him

  • 21 months ago

    P_G_M

    Great sportmanship by Bologan!!!

  • 21 months ago

    davidmelbourne

    Will miss Moro:(( Hope he is well soon:)) Well done Bologan!

  • 21 months ago

    ARIF_IND

    thats why he losses two matches...

  • 21 months ago

    rdecredico

    kingcrash: your statement is immature, rude, and uncalled for.

  • 21 months ago

    hokiesfan

    That's rude..

  • 21 months ago

    hokiesfan

    kingcrash really dude?

  • 21 months ago

    shengyi

    ...

  • 21 months ago

    hokiesfan

    Wait Morozevich is paired with Carlsen for round 3 so what happends?

  • 21 months ago

    drumdaddy

    Get well soon, Alex.

  • 21 months ago

    Andre_Harding

    Hopefully Alexander makes a rapid recovery. Sorry to see him ill and unable to continue.

    Good on Bologan to come in and save the tournament!!

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