Carlsen Held By Morozevich In Biel

Carlsen Held By Morozevich In Biel

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 27, 2011, 12:08 PM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

Alexander Morozevich (pictured) successfully held Magnus Carlsen to a draw in round 8 of the Biel tournament.

Morozevich has therefore managed to draw both his games with Carlsen at Biel, which is no mean achievement for the reluctant chesser.

Elsewhere Fabiano Caruana got into a spot of bother against Alexei Shirov, losing a pawn and eventually the game, while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave also beat Yannick Pelletier to keep pace with Shirov in the standings.

Shirov and Vachier-Lagrave will meet in round nine tomorrow.

The standings after eight rounds:

 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2821 17
 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2694 14
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2722 10
 Shirov, Alexei  ESP 2714 10
 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2711 6
 Pelletier, Yannick  SUI 2590 4

 

Morozevich goes unbeaten against Carlsen at Biel

Carlsen Morozevich_rd8.jpg

 

 

Shirov eventually overcame Caruana's resistance after 82 moves

Shirov Caruana Rd8.jpg

 

 

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Yannick Pelletier

Vachier-Lagrave Pelletier Rd8.jpg

 

 

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.

 

Photos from the official website.

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