44th Biel Chess Festival 2011 (3)
Carlsen finally held as Shirov beats Caruana in Biel
Mark Crowther - Wednesday 20th July 2011
Magnus Carlsen pressed quite hard eventually against Alexander Morozevich in an interesting game. Photo © | http://www.bielchessfestival.ch
Alexander Morozevich and Magnus Carlsen drew a fascinating and difficult Gruenfeld in the ACCENTUS GM section of the 44th Biel Chess Festival. Alexei Shirov ground down Caruana and Vachier gave perpetual check against Pelletier. There is a rest day Thursday. Round 4 July 22nd 1 pm UK time Shirov-Vachier-Lagrave, Morozevich-Pelletier, Carlsen-Caruana.
Alexei Shirov beat Fabiano Caruana in the only decisive game of the day of the top section in Biel. Caruana had more than enough compensation for a pawn but once he lost his passed d-pawn it was only a matter of time before Shirov ground him down.
Alexander Morozevich and Magnus Carlsen halved the points in a very complicated and interesting Gruenfeld Defence with 4.Bg5. Carlsen looked to be taking quite a few risks and eventually emerged with a slightly better position but it was not enough.
Yannick Pelletier looked to have slightly the better of it early on against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave's King's Indian but once black sacrificed a piece to open up his king a draw was the most likely result.
Note that the organisers are using three points for a win. Round 4 22nd July 2011.
|Biel ACCENTUS GM 2011 Biel (SUI), 18-29 vii 2011||cat. XIX (2709)|
|Round 3 (July 20, 2011)|
|Morozevich, Alexander||- Carlsen, Magnus||½-½||52||D80||Gruenfeld 4.Bg5|
|Shirov, Alexei||- Caruana, Fabiano||1-0||63||C24||Bishop's Opening|
|Pelletier, Yannick||- Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||½-½||34||E92||King's Indian Classical|
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