Shirov Beats Caruana In Biel

Shirov Beats Caruana In Biel

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Alexei Shirov won his first game at the 2011 Biel International Chess Tournament in the third round, beating Fabiano Caruana in a long struggle.

Magnus Carlsen was held to a draw in a complicated and interesting game with Alexander Morozevich, and Yannick Pelletier played his best game so far but only managed a draw against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

Tomorrow is the first rest day, so round four is on Friday.

The standings after three rounds (using the 3-1-0 'Bilbao' scoring method):

1  Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2821 7
2  Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2694 5
3  Shirov, Alexei  ESP 2714 4
4  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2722 2
5  Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2711 2
6  Pelletier, Yannick  SUI 2590 2


Alexei Shirov recovered from his loss to Carlsen last time, with a win against Caruana






Games get underway each day at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC, 08:00 Eastern), except the final round on 29 July which starts 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.


Photo from the tournament's Facebook Page.

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