Carlsen Loses To Vachier-Lagrave In Biel

Carlsen Loses To Vachier-Lagrave In Biel

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The #1 ranked French player Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (pictured) ended Magnus Carlsen's undefeated run in round five of the 2011 Biel tournament.

It was a below-par performance from Carlsen, on a very sad day for Norwegians following the Oslo bombing and Utøya Island massacre.

Fabiano Caruana slipped to his third defeat in a row, this time to Alexander Morozevich. The game between Yannick Pelletier and Alexei Shirov was a draw.

Tomorrow is another rest day.  Round six is on Monday.

Carlsen lost his first game at Biel to Vachier-Lagrave

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The standings after five rounds:

1  Carlsen, Magnus    NOR 2821 10
2  Morozevich, Alexander    RUS 2694 9
3  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime    FRA 2722 6
4  Shirov, Alexei    ESP 2714 6
5  Pelletier, Yannick    SUI 2590 4
6  Caruana, Fabiano    ITA 2711 2





Carlsen wore a black armband during the game

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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.  There are rest days on 21 July and 24 July. Live games can be followed from this link at the official website.


Photos from the tournament's Facebook Page.

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