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42nd Biel Chess Festival (Concluded)

42nd Biel International Chess Festival

Morozevich failed to finish off his fine play and lost a winning position against Vachier Lagrave in Round 8, in retrospect this was the key game of the tournament. Photo © Biel Chess Festival.

Morozevich failed to finish off his fine play and lost a winning position against Vachier Lagrave in Round 8, in retrospect this was the key game of the tournament. Photo © Biel Chess Festival. | www.bielchessfestival.ch

The 42nd Biel International Chess Festival took place 18th-31st July 2009. Undefeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took clear first place after all the final round games were drawn.

42nd Biel International Chess Festival (Biel SUI)
Sat 18th Jul 2009 - Fri 31st Jul 2009 - Official Site

GM (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC:120m:60m) - Games in PGN: All

GM (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 120m:60m) - Games in PGN: All

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GM Biel (SUI), 19-30 vii 2009 cat. XIX (2716)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2703 * * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6 2790
2. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2751 ½ 0 * * ½ 1 1 0 1 1 0 ½ 2745
3. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2703 ½ ½ ½ 0 * * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2754
4. Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2714 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 2716
5. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2755 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 4 2636
6. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2670 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * 4 2653

Round 1 (July 19, 2009)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 32 C07 French Tarrasch
Morozevich, Alexander - Alekseev, Evgeny 1-0 34 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Gelfand, Boris - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 33 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Round 2 (July 20, 2009)
Morozevich, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 31 C24 Bishop's Opening
Alekseev, Evgeny - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 22 C15 French Winawer
Caruana, Fabiano - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 34 D89 Gruenfeld Alekhine
Round 3 (July 21, 2009)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½ 41 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 49 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Gelfand, Boris - Alekseev, Evgeny ½-½ 27 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 4 (July 23, 2009)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Alekseev, Evgeny ½-½ 19 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 30 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Caruana, Fabiano - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0 59 D87 Gruenfeld Botvinnik
Round 5 (July 24, 2009)
Morozevich, Alexander - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 12 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Alekseev, Evgeny - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 52 B76 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Gelfand, Boris - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 41 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Round 6 (July 25, 2009)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 41 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Alekseev, Evgeny - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0 55 B17 Caro Kann
Caruana, Fabiano - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 22 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 7 (July 27, 2009)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 38 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Alekseev, Evgeny ½-½ 61 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Gelfand, Boris - Morozevich, Alexander 0-1 48 E04 Catalan
Round 8 (July 28, 2009)
Morozevich, Alexander - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 76 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Alekseev, Evgeny - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 11 C42 Petroff's Defence
Caruana, Fabiano - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 41 B07 Pirc Defence
Round 9 (July 29, 2009)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 21 C42 Petroff's Defence
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Morozevich, Alexander 0-1 38 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Caruana, Fabiano - Alekseev, Evgeny ½-½ 73 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 10 (July 30, 2009)
Morozevich, Alexander - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 18 D10 Slav Defence
Alekseev, Evgeny - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 14 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Gelfand, Boris - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 32 E11 Bogo Indian Defence

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