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Vachier-Lagrave wins playoff, clinches second title in Biel
Friday, August 02, 2013 18:30
Yesterday he was the one who forced a playoff, and today he won that playoff: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The Frenchman first beat Ding Liren 2-0 in the semi-finals, and then in the final he won 1.5-0.5 against Alexander Moiseenko, who had beaten Etienne Bacrot 2-0 in the semis. It was Vachier-Lagrave's second victory in Biel, after winning the 37th...
Biel R10: Vachier-Lagrave beats Ding Liren, playoff tomorrow
Thursday, August 01, 2013 21:59
It's been an exciting and remarkable tournament in many ways, and after the last round it's not even over yet! On Thursday Etienne Bacrot and Alexander Moiseenko drew their game, and so did Ian Nepomniachtchi and Richard Rapport. That meant that a draw was enough for Ding Liren to finish clear first, but the Chinese GM lost a rook ending after 75...
Biel R9:Moiseenko beats Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren still leads
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 22:49
In the penultimate round of the Breisacher Memorial in Biel, Alexander Moiseenko won a fine game against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to climb to a shared second place with Etienne Bacrot. Both players are one point behind Ding Liren, who drew his game with Ian Nepomniachtchi. Tomorrow is the final round and the tournament is still wide open! Photo Biel...
Ding Liren wins again, now the sole leader in Biel
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 22:16
Ding Liren won his third game on Tuesday in Biel to reach 13 points out of 8 rounds. The Chinese grandmaster defeated Richard Rapport with Black in a King's Indian and is now one point ahead of Etienne Bacrot, who again escaped with a draw, this time against his compatriot Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Ian Nepomniachtchi won his first game today against...
Biel R7: Moiseenko & Vachier-Lagrave win, Bacrot maintains lead
Monday, July 29, 2013 22:34
Etienne Bacrot escaped with a draw against Ding Liren and kept his slim lead at the Breisacher Memorial in Biel, Switzerland. Alexander Moiseenko and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who beat Richard Rapport and Ian Nepomniachtchi respectively, joined Ding Liren in second place in Monday's seventh round. With three more rounds to go, anything can happen in...
Biel R6: Ding Liren beats Moiseenko
Saturday, July 27, 2013 23:59
Ding Liren beat Alexander Moiseenko in the sixth round of the Breisacher Memorial in Biel, Switzerland. The Chinese grandmaster moved to second place, one point behind Etienne Bacrot who drew quickly with Ian Nepomniachtchi. Richard Rapport and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave also split the point. Sunday is a rest day. Ding Liren, now second behind Etienne...
Biel: Bacrot leads at half-time
Friday, July 26, 2013 22:44
Etienne Bacrot took the sole lead in the fifth round of the Breisacher Memorial in Biel, Switzerland. The French grandmaster beat Richard Rapport in a Botvinnik Semi-Slav, while the other two games ended in draws. The Frenchman now has 9 points, two more than Alexander Moiseenko. Etienne Bacrot leads in Biel | Photo Biel Chess Festival Here's GM...
Ding Liren blows away Vachier-Lagrave in 4th round Biel
Thursday, July 25, 2013 21:17
Showing his amazing talent in open positions, Ding Liren blew away Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the 4th round of the Breisacher Memorial in Biel, Switzerland. The Chinese GM now shares third place with the Frenchman, behind Alexander Moiseenko and Etienne Bacrot, who drew a very sharp QGD. Richard Rapport and Ian Nepomniachtchi shared the point and...
Three entertaining draws in third round Biel
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 22:00
With three fighting draws in round 3, the standings didn't change at the Breisacher Memorial in Biel, Switzerland. Alexander Moiseenko and Ian Nepomniachtchi were the first to finish; they played a 5.e3 Gruenfeld and Black never had problems. The all-French encounter between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Etienne Bacrot was a sharp English (or...
Biel R2: wins for Bacrot, Moiseenko, Vachier-Lagrave
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 0:57
Whereas the first round didn't see a decisive result (but three fighting draws), the second round of the Breisacher Memorial in Biel was the complete opposite, with two wins for Black and one for White. Moiseenko outcalculated Rapport in a Rossolimo Sicilian, Bacrot outplayed Ding Liren in a King's Indian and Vachier-Lagrave outprepared Ian...