Carlsen Beats Shirov In Biel

Carlsen Beats Shirov In Biel

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Magnus Carlsen continued his winning ways in Biel in round seven, beating Alexei Shirov for the second time.

Despite having the black pieces, Carlsen still managed to create problems for Shirov and provoked an error to win.

Both the other games in the round were also decisive.  Alexander Morozevich made his win against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave look easy, and Fabiano Caruana eventually overcame the resistance of Yannick Pelletier.

The standings after round seven:

 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2821 16
 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2694 13
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2722 7
 Shirov, Alexei  ESP 2714 7
 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2711 6
 Pelletier, Yannick  SUI 2590 4


Colours reversed, same result. Carlsen beat Shirov again in round seven






Games start each day at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC, 08:00 Eastern), except the final round on 29 July which is three hours earlier. Live games can be followed from this link at the official website.


Photo from the tournament's Facebook Page.

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