Carlsen Beats Bologan In Biel
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Magnus Carlsen finally got to play his postponed third round game at Biel today on the 'rest day' of the event.
Carlsen had been due to play Alexander Morozevich when the Russian withdrew from the competition due to illness.
There was a lot of pressure on Carlsen to win with the black pieces in order to make up ground on the rest of the field and he duly delivered the goods.
Poor Victor Bologan has lost all four of his games since agreeing to replace Morozevich at very short notice. He may be regretting that decision now!
The standings after six rounds:
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 is a 6-player double round-robin which started on Monday 23 July and will finish on 2 August. Magnus Carlsen is defending the title he won in 2011.
* Bologan's score includes 2 losses by Alexander Morozevich who withdrew due to illness.