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46th Biel Chess Festival 2013 (Games and Results)

46th Biel Chess Festival 2013

The 46th Biel Chess Festival 2013 took place 22nd July to 2nd August 2013. The main GM event took place in honour of Olivier Breisacher the organiser who died just after last year's event. Indeed it has been a sad year for the event with the loss of Hans Suri, Lucio Barvas and Rino Castagna who were all closely associated with the tournament. Four players tied for first in the Breisacher Memorial with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beating Alexander Moiseenko in a rapid match to take the title after they'd eliminated Bacrot and Liren Ding in a Blitz Semi-Final. In the Master Open Pentala Harikrishna took first ahead of Mateusz Bartel and Dragan Solak. Games and results from both sections.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins the Biel Breisacher Memorial after playoff (Playoff)

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Liren Ding 2-0 in a blitz (5 mins + 2 seconds per move) semi-final and Alexander Moiseenko 1.5-0.5 in a rapid (15 mins + 10 seconds per move) final to win the first Breisacher Memorial as part of the 46th Biel Chess Festival.

In the final Moiseenko was under pressure and having difficulties developing but his 21...f6 destroyed his position as 22.Bxa7 Rd7 23.Bc5 (f6 blocked the square the bishop needed) picked up decisive material. As it was losing the a7 pawn was immediately decisive. Moiseenko was completely winning the second rapid game (52.Qb6 was a more flixible move) but it was technically difficult to deal with Vachier-Lagrave's passed c-pawn and eventually Moiseenko was forced down to just the increment and couldn't find a way through.

Final Standings: 1st Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 2nd Alexander Moiseenko, 3rd Etienne Bacrot (on Sonneborn-Berger from Ding), 4th Ding Liren, 5th Ian Nepomniachtchi and 6th Richard Rapport. All but one of the blitz playoff games is available.

46th Biel Chess Festival 2013 (Playoff)

2nd place Alexander Moiseenko, winner Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and 3rd place Etienne Bacrot. Photo © Biel Chess Festival.

2nd place Alexander Moiseenko, winner Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and 3rd place Etienne Bacrot. Photo © Biel Chess Festival. |

46th Biel International Chess Festival 2013 (Biel SUI)
Mon 22nd Jul 2013 - Thu 1st Aug 2013 - Official Site - Live

Breisacher Memorial (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: GM Games

Breisacher Mem P/O (4 players 2 Rds KO Indiv TC:15m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Playoff Games

Biel Master Open (11 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Master Games

Biel Rapid Open (117 players 9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:7m+7spm)

Breisacher Memorial (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: GM Games


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Breisacher Memorial Biel (SUI), 22 vii-1 viii 2013 cat. XIX (2709)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2719 * * ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 14 2743
4. Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2699 ½ 1 * * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1 14 2747
2. Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2714 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 14 2780
3. Ding, Liren g CHN 2714 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * * ½ ½ ½ 1 14 2744
5. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2717 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 10 2671
6. Rapport, Richard g HUN 2693 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * * 6 2563
Round 1 (July 22, 2013)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Rapport, Richard ½-½ 22 C61 Ruy Lopez Bird's Defence
Moiseenko, Alexander - Ding, Liren ½-½ 40 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Bacrot, Etienne ½-½ 46 D35 QGD Exchange
Round 2 (July 23, 2013)
Bacrot, Etienne - Ding, Liren 1-0 50 E71 King's Indian 5.h3
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 63 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Rapport, Richard - Moiseenko, Alexander 0-1 38 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 3 (July 24, 2013)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Bacrot, Etienne ½-½ 40 A29 English Four Knights
Ding, Liren - Rapport, Richard ½-½ 40 E77 King's Indian Four Pawns
Moiseenko, Alexander - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 27 D94 Gruenfeld Closed
Round 4 (July 25, 2013)
Ding, Liren - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 28 A35 English Symmetrical
Moiseenko, Alexander - Bacrot, Etienne ½-½ 34 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Rapport, Richard - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 34 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 5 (July 26, 2013)
Bacrot, Etienne - Rapport, Richard 1-0 35 D44 Anti-Meran Gambit
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Moiseenko, Alexander ½-½ 40 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Ding, Liren ½-½ 66 E90 King's Indian Classical
Round 6 (July 27, 2013)
Bacrot, Etienne - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 38 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Ding, Liren - Moiseenko, Alexander 1-0 40 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Rapport, Richard - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 40 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 7 (July 29, 2013)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0 66 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Ding, Liren - Bacrot, Etienne ½-½ 57 E20 Nimzo Indian
Moiseenko, Alexander - Rapport, Richard 1-0 75 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Round 8 (July 30, 2013)
Bacrot, Etienne - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 66 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Moiseenko, Alexander 1-0 76 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Rapport, Richard - Ding, Liren 0-1 59 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Round 9 (July 31, 2013)
Ding, Liren - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 64 A34 English Symmetrical
Moiseenko, Alexander - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 41 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Rapport, Richard - Bacrot, Etienne ½-½ 42 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Round 10 (August 1, 2013)
Bacrot, Etienne - Moiseenko, Alexander ½-½ 32 D38 QGD Ragozin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Ding, Liren 1-0 75 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Rapport, Richard ½-½ 55 C15 French Winawer

Breisacher Mem P/O (4 players 2 Rds KO Indiv TC: 15m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Playoff Games


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Breisacher Mem P/O Biel SUI Mon 22nd Jul 2013 - Thu 1st Aug 2013
Leading Final Round 2 Standings:
1Moiseenko, AlexanderGM2699112
2Bacrot, EtienneGM2714000
1Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeGM2719112
2Ding LirenGM2714000
1Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeGM27191=1.5
2Moiseenko, AlexanderGM26990=0.5
6 players

Biel Master Open (11 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Master Games


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Biel Master Open Biel SUI Mon 22nd Jul 2013 - Thu 1st Aug 2013
Leading Final Round 11 Standings:
1Harikrishna, PentalaIND26806058.568.5665.0
2Bartel, MateuszPOL26195068.072.0662.5
3Solak, DraganTUR25985068.071.5677.0
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13Saric, IvanCRO26396327.065.0632.0
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15Cvitan, OgnjenCRO25624167.064.0630.0
16Malakhatko, VadimBEL25296327.061.5627.0
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18Antipov, Mikhail ARUS24905336.565.5646.0
19Sandipan, ChandaIND26233176.565.5641.5
20Farid, Firman SyahINA23966416.561.5616.5
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25Huang, QianCHN24872186.068.0654.0
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85Marro, ChristianSUI19950200.037.5113.0
85 players

Biel Rapid Open (117 players 9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 7m+7spm)

Biel Rapid Open Biel SUI Mon 22nd Jul 2013 - Thu 1st Aug 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Pentala, HarikrishGMIND26806037.547.0377.0
2Grachev, BorisGMRUS26835047.051.5365.0
3Chanda, SandipanGMIND26236127.050.0362.0
4Kurnosov, IgorGMRUS26576127.049.5370.5
5Gharamian, TigranGMFRA26556127.048.0367.5
6Ganguly, Surya SekGMIND26286127.047.5371.5
7Ding, LirenGMCHN27145047.044.5364.0
8Moiseenko, AleksanGMUKR26995136.549.0367.0
9Smeets, JanGMNED26436216.546.5371.5
10Zhao, XueGMCHN25536216.546.5351.0
11Solak, DraganGMTUR25986216.545.0373.5
12Susanto, MegarantoGMINA25246216.544.5360.5
13Saric, AnteGMCRO25656216.544.5353.5
14Zubarev, AlexanderGMUKR25506216.541.0353.5
15Wirig, AnthonyGMFRA24966306.048.0345.5
16Donchenko, AlexandIMGER24774146.046.5354.0
17Saric, IvanGMCRO26394146.045.0341.5
18Farid, Firman SyahIMINA23965226.044.5338.0
19Cvitan, OgnjenGMCRO25626306.042.0345.5
20Bartel, MateuszGMPOL26196306.042.0341.5
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117 players

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