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Wang Hao
Thursday, August 02, 2012 20:11
Wang Hao became the sole winner of the 2012 Biel Chess Festival's Grandmaster group. The Chinese grandmaster, who will turn 23 in two days, defeated Anish Giri in the last round to finish on 19 points. Carlsen, who had to settle for a draw against Etienne Bacrot, finished on 18 points. Hikaru Nakamura finished shared third with Giri (both 16...
Bologan beats Wang Hao in a very nice game
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 19:58
Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader in Biel with one round to go. On Wednesday the Norwegian drew with Anish Giri, but co-leader Wang Hao lost against Victor Bologan. Hikaru Nakamura defeated Etienne Bacrot, who made a terrible blunder. Bologan beats Wang Hao in a very nice game | Photo Biel Chess Festival Event Biel Chess Festival | PGN Dates July...
FIDE ratings
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 14:39
As FIDE now publishes its rating lists on a monthly basis, the new lists have come out already. In the men's list World Champion Vishy Anand dropped to 6th place; the Indian is now behind Sergey Karjakin who won 6 points in Dortmund. In the women's list Anna Muzychuk has overtaken Hou Yifan in second place behind Judit Polgar.  The new FIDE rating...
The playing hall in Biel
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 18:57
Magnus Carlsen and Wang Hao are still tied for first place in Biel as both won their games in round 8. The Norwegian defeated Victor Bologan with White, while the Chinese won with Black against Hikaru Nakamura. With two rounds to go, Anish Giri is still one point behind the leaders as he won against Etienne Bacrot. Carlsen's live rating is now...
Two wins in a row make a difference for Magnus Carlsen
Monday, July 30, 2012 19:52
Magnus Carlsen collected six points in just two days, and is now in shared first place in Biel together with Wang Hao. On Sunday Carlsen beat Victor Bologan with Black in their postponed game, and in Monday's 7th round the Norwegian also won against the tournament leader from China. The other two games, Giri-Nakamura and Bologan-Bacrot, ended in...
Bologan and Giri at the start of a game that would last seven hours
Saturday, July 28, 2012 21:07
Wang Hao is still leading the Biel Chess Festival after round 6, but runner-up Anish Giri is just 2 points behind the leader. On Saturday the Dutch grandmaster defeated Victor Bologan in a game that lasted just over seven hours. Long before this result, the games Nakamura-Carlsen and Bacrot-Wang Hao had ended in draws. Bologan, who substituted for...
Wang Hao, 4 points ahead of Giri & Nakamura
Friday, July 27, 2012 19:02
Wang Hao increased his lead to 4 points at the Biel Chess Festival on Friday. The Chinese grandmaster defeated Victor Bologan to score 3 more points, while runner-up Anish Giri only collected 1 point after drawing with Magnus Carlsen. Hikaru Nakamura beat Etienne Bacrot and is now in shared second place with the Dutch GM. Wang Hao, 4 points ahead...
Wang Hao beats Giri, leads in Biel after round 4
Friday, July 27, 2012 0:08
Wang Hao is the new leader at the GM tournament of the Biel Chess Festival. On Thursday the Chinese grandmaster defeated Dutchman Anish Giri to reach 9 points out of 4 games. Hikaru Nakamura won his first game, against Victor Bologan, while Etienne Bacrot and Magnus Carlsen drew their game. Wang Hao, the leader after round 4 | Photo © Biel Chess...
Carlsen beats Wang Hao in round 2
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 18:11
Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri share the lead after two rounds in Biel. Both won one game and drew one to score 4 points, as the football scoring system is used in Biel. Carlsen crushed Wang Hao on Tuesday while Giri held a draw with Black against Hikaru Nakamura. Etienne Bacrot bounced back from yesterday's loss with a spectacular win against...
Monday, July 23, 2012 21:21
Anish Giri and Wang Hao started with a win in the first round in Biel, Switzerland. The fresh Dutch Champion won against Alexander Morozevich, who took many risks trying to win. Wang Hao defeated Etienne Bacrot in a very nice King's Indian, Bayonet Attack. The game between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura ended in a draw. Anish Giri beats...