Wang Hao Leads Biel After 4th Round

Wang Hao Leads Biel After 4th Round

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Biel 2012 red logo.jpgThe 2012 Biel GM Tournament is certainly proving to be incident packed! In round four Wang Hao defeated Anish Giri to take over as leader with an impressive 3 wins so far.

The other decisive game of the day came from Hikaru Nakamura who won a real see-saw encounter with Alexander Morozevich's replacement, Victor Bologan.

Magnus Carlsen tried hard to earn a victory against Etienne Bacrot with the black pieces, but the Frenchman held on for a draw.

The standings after 4 rounds (3-1-0 scoring system):

Name Nat Elo Games Pts
Wang, Hao  CHN  2739 4 9
Giri, Anish  NED  2696 4 7
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2837 3 5
Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2778 4 5
Bacrot, Etienne  FRA  2713 4 4
Bologan/Morozevich RUS  2770 3 0

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The festival also includes many other events including a Master Tournament, Main Tournament, Rapid Tournament and a Blitz Tournament.

The Biel Chess Festival runs from 21 July - 3 August.  The main GM tournament started on Monday 23 July and there is one rest day on Sunday 29 July, with the final round on 2 August.  Magnus Carlsen is defending the title he won in 2011.

The Grandmaster Tournament games start at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC) and a live broadcast is available at this link.

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