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Wang Hao Leads Biel After 4th Round

  • SonofPearl
  • on 7/26/12, 1:59 PM.

Biel 2012 red logo.jpgThe 2012 Biel GM Tournament is certainly proving to be incident packed! In round four Wang Hao defeated Anish Giri to take over as leader with an impressive 3 wins so far.

The other decisive game of the day came from Hikaru Nakamura who won a real see-saw encounter with Alexander Morozevich's replacement, Victor Bologan.

Magnus Carlsen tried hard to earn a victory against Etienne Bacrot with the black pieces, but the Frenchman held on for a draw.

The standings after 4 rounds (3-1-0 scoring system):

Name Nat Elo Games Pts
Wang, Hao  CHN  2739 4 9
Giri, Anish  NED  2696 4 7
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2837 3 5
Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2778 4 5
Bacrot, Etienne  FRA  2713 4 4
Bologan/Morozevich RUS  2770 3 0

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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.

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  • 2 years ago

    joey0094

    football scoring sucks! why dont they just score the game as 1-0 , draw , they make it complicated, and i dont know why chess organizers  adopt the same system, well, if they want to use football scoring system they better organize a football game and leave the chess to people who truly loves the game

  • 2 years ago

    EternalChess

    The only sad thing is Carlsen is the only player who did not get a free win with the Moro/Bolo combo.. Who knows, when Carlsen plays Bolo on Sunday, if Bolo will get back in form with practice. If Carlsen draws against Bolo I'll definetely think that Carlsen was handicapped this tournament, with everyone getting a free win and him drawing.

  • 2 years ago

    chesszking

    aaa, stupid players, real suprised, wang hao can lead

  • 2 years ago

    Sahasrara

    This ranking is confusing because Carlsen has played one game less than everyone :/

  • 2 years ago

    cheese111

    Moro got ill so he had to withdraw

  • 2 years ago

    Twobit

    I am missing something; why is Bologan with slash Morozevich? What happened to Moro? (I am vacation, far away from the news)

  • 2 years ago

    IM dpruess

    Hao won again in round 5!

  • 2 years ago

    ZaaaFaaaaa

    Bacrot-Carsen 29.Nxd5 Bxd5 (force) Qxd5

  • 2 years ago

    OutengtHe

    elubas- it was clear to me at least they were using football scoring the whole time

  • 2 years ago

    tomlim

    Giri, why didn't you use the bayonet attack ? Frown

  • 2 years ago

    drumdaddy

    Naka found the mating net just in time, passed pawns were marching.

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    @ Elubas - yes, that was annoying Wink

  • 2 years ago

    Elubas

    Is anyone else slightly annoyed that they were lead on with traditional scoring, but now they're using Bilbao scoring? Smile I'm sure the tournament was using Bilbao all along but the earlier news articles suggested otherwise.

  • 2 years ago

    FM gauranga

    I think in the standings Bologan and Moro should be treated as separate individuals and performances.

  • 2 years ago

    shengyi

    Nice play by Wang.

  • 2 years ago

    mattattack99

    I hope Melvin isn't serious.

  • 2 years ago

    melvinbluestone

    "I wonder if Moro being sick in the begining effected his games..."  Or maybe losing a couple of games made him sick...... Tartakower said "I never defeated a healthy opponent."

  • 2 years ago

    Stanya

    I wonder if Moro being sick in the begining effected his games...

  • 2 years ago

    EternalChess

    That said if Bologan won he would have had more points than Nakamura and this was his first game! haha.

  • 2 years ago

    EternalChess

    Damn Bologan and Carlsen werent lucky.. they both missed pretty good chances to win.

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