Carlsen Confirms 2011 Biel Title

Carlsen Confirms 2011 Biel Title

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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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