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50th Biel Chess Festival 2017 (Games and Results)

50th Biel Chess Festival 2017

The 50th Biel Chess Festival took place 23rd July to 2nd August 2017. Players main GM event: David Navara, Pentala Harikrishna, Etienne Bacrot, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Alexander Morozevich, Hou Yifan, Rafael Vaganian, Nico Georgiadis and Noel Studer. There was an initial 8 player Rapid tournament including Anatoly Karpov. Hou Yifan scored the finest result of her career in taking clear first place with 6.5/9. For a similar result by a woman one would have to go back to Judit Polgar's shared first at the Essent tournament of 2006 or even Polgar's first place alone in April / May 2000 in the Japfa Classic Denpasar (Cat 16)..

50th Biel Chess Festival 2017 (Biel SUI)
Sun 23rd Jul 2017 - Wed 2nd Aug 2017 - Official Site

50th Biel GM 2017 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

50th Biel ACCENTUS Rapid (8 players 3 Rds KO Indiv TC:10m+5spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

50th Biel Master Open (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1))

50th Biel GM 2017 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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50th Biel GM 2017 Biel (SUI), 23 vii-2 viii 2017 cat. XVI (2646)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2666 * 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 2809
2. Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2715 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6 2763
3. Harikrishna, Pentala g IND 2737 1 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2715
4. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2699 ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 5 2682
5. Leko, Peter g HUN 2678 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 0 1 1 5 2685
6. Georgiadis, Nico m SUI 2496 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 5 2705
7. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2675 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * 1 1 1 5 2685
8. Navara, David g CZE 2737 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 * 1 ½ 4 2592
9. Vaganian, Rafael A g ARM 2562 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 * 1 2 2435
10. Studer, Noel m SUI 2493 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 2311
Round 1 (July 24, 2017)
Bacrot, Etienne - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 44 B11 Caro Kann Two Knights
Georgiadis, Nico - Navara, David ½-½ 59 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
Morozevich, Alexander - Hou, Yifan 0-1 37 A08 Barcza System
Vaganian, Rafael A - Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ 21 D39 QGD Ragozin
Studer, Noel - Leko, Peter 0-1 66 A62 Benoni
Round 2 (July 25, 2017)
Hou, Yifan - Studer, Noel ½-½ 57 C11 French Defence
Bacrot, Etienne - Vaganian, Rafael A 1-0 33 C17 French Winawer
Harikrishna, Pentala - Georgiadis, Nico ½-½ 55 A05 Various
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Leko, Peter 1-0 46 C53 Giuoco Piano
Navara, David - Morozevich, Alexander 0-1 40 A62 Benoni
Round 3 (July 26, 2017)
Leko, Peter - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 30 C42 Petroff's Defence
Georgiadis, Nico - Bacrot, Etienne ½-½ 37 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Morozevich, Alexander - Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ 41 E37 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Vaganian, Rafael A - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 40 D73 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Studer, Noel - Navara, David ½-½ 83 A62 Benoni
Round 4 (July 27, 2017)
Bacrot, Etienne - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0 40 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Harikrishna, Pentala - Studer, Noel 1-0 24 C11 French Defence
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 49 C24 Bishop's Opening
Navara, David - Leko, Peter 1-0 39 D38 QGD Ragozin
Vaganian, Rafael A - Georgiadis, Nico 0-1 39 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Round 5 (July 28, 2017)
Hou, Yifan - Navara, David 1-0 40 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Leko, Peter - Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ 57 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Georgiadis, Nico - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 29 B35 Sicilian Defence
Morozevich, Alexander - Vaganian, Rafael A 1-0 43 C16 French Winawer
Studer, Noel - Bacrot, Etienne 0-1 46 E06 Catalan
Round 6 (July 30, 2017)
Bacrot, Etienne - Leko, Peter ½-½ 37 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Harikrishna, Pentala - Hou, Yifan 1-0 52 B36 Sicilian Maroczy Bind
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Navara, David 1-0 39 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Georgiadis, Nico - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½ 42 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Vaganian, Rafael A - Studer, Noel 1-0 55 A13 Reti Opening
Round 7 (July 31, 2017)
Hou, Yifan - Bacrot, Etienne 1-0 36 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Leko, Peter - Vaganian, Rafael A 1-0 65 C10 French Rubinstein
Morozevich, Alexander - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 29 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Navara, David - Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ 24 C07 French Tarrasch
Studer, Noel - Georgiadis, Nico 0-1 60 E15 Queens Indian
Round 8 (August 1, 2017)
Bacrot, Etienne - Navara, David ½-½ 43 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Harikrishna, Pentala 0-1 58 C09 French Tarrasch
Georgiadis, Nico - Leko, Peter ½-½ 22 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Morozevich, Alexander - Studer, Noel 1-0 31 D20 QGA
Vaganian, Rafael A - Hou, Yifan 0-1 33 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Round 9 (August 2, 2017)
Hou, Yifan - Georgiadis, Nico 1-0 29 B53 Sicilian Hungarian
Harikrishna, Pentala - Bacrot, Etienne 0-1 29 C53 Giuoco Piano
Leko, Peter - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0 66 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Navara, David - Vaganian, Rafael A 1-0 42 C09 French Tarrasch
Studer, Noel - Ponomariov, Ruslan 0-1 40 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)

50th Biel ACCENTUS Rapid (8 players 3 Rds KO Indiv TC: 10m+5spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

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50th Biel Master Open (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1))

50th Biel Master Open Biel SUI Sun 23rd Jul 2017 - Wed 2nd Aug 2017
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
RkSNoNameTiFEDRtgPtsTB1TB2
110Bartel MateuszGMPOL26087.045.0426.0
212Baklan VladimirGMUKR26007.044.0413.0
33Ganguly Surya ShekharGMIND26586.545.5422.0
423Kuljasevic DavorinGMCRO25466.545.5420.0
54Salem A.R. SalehGMUAE26386.545.0426.5
614Aravindh Chithambaram Vr.GMIND25936.543.5429.0
716Antipov Mikhail Al.GMRUS25806.542.0412.5
811Perunovic MilosGMSRB26066.541.5403.5
98Hera Imre (junior)GMHUN26116.048.5420.5
1035Bellaiche AnthonyIMFRA24636.047.5405.5
1125Ali Marandi Cemil CanIMTUR25156.046.5416.5
1217Karthikeyan MuraliGMIND25796.044.5406.5
1313Banusz TamasGMHUN26006.044.0420.5
145Erdos ViktorGMHUN26286.044.0411.5
1519Rambaldi FrancescoGMITA25686.043.5399.0
1620Demuth AdrienGMFRA25586.043.5392.5
1726Al-Sayed MohammedGMQAT25086.041.0396.5
189Lagarde MaximeGMFRA26096.039.0395.5
1927Shevchenko KirillIMUKR25025.548.5394.0
201Shankland Samuel LGMUSA26715.545.5417.5
212Kovalenko IgorGMLAT26595.545.5410.0
2224Vishnu Prasanna. VGMIND25385.545.0388.0
2332Hambleton AmanIMCAN24715.544.5401.5
2445Mroziak MaciejIMPOL24015.543.0382.5
2521Vaibhav SuriGMIND25585.542.0385.5
2615Goganov AlekseyGMRUS25925.540.5405.5
2736Saduakassova DinaraIMKAZ24445.540.5382.5
2852Baenziger FabianFMSUI23545.540.0390.0
297Dragun KamilGMPOL26215.539.5393.5
3054Radovanovic MihajloIMSRB23375.539.0351.5
3130Henrichs ThomasIMGER24915.538.5382.5
3234Romanishin Oleg MGMUKR24635.538.5378.0
3329Dragnev ValentinIMAUT24955.537.5374.5
3437Swayams MishraIMIND24405.045.5388.0
3542Mesaros FlorianIMAUT24155.042.5386.5
3633Bellahcene BilelIMFRA24665.042.5384.5
3728Korpa BenceIMHUN24975.042.0397.0
3843Wallace John PaulIMAUS24115.040.5371.0
396Ivanisevic IvanGMSRB26235.039.5389.5
4053Schnepp GunnarFMAUT23485.039.5383.0
4139Seyb AlexanderIMGER24255.039.5359.0
4248Haimovich TalIMISR23805.038.5374.0
4344Colmenares AurelioFMSUI24075.037.5380.5
44108Kakumanu KautilIND19135.036.5368.0
4567Pomini AurélienFMSUI22065.035.5355.0
4641Gaehwiler GabrielIMSUI24164.543.5401.5
4751Omar NoamanIMUAE23544.543.5354.5
4846Venkatesh M.R.GMIND24004.542.0384.5
4947Gindi ShacharFMISR23974.541.5369.0
5055Blohberger FelixFMAUT23194.541.0390.0
109 players

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