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|Aug-03-06|| ||Peligroso Patzer: Looks like the hometown boy (or, by the comparative standards of this exciting and very youthful field, geriatric specimen) is going to conclude his tournament in a blaze of glory. Well done, Yannick!|
|Aug-03-06|| ||charms: jhoro, in the line 22. ♖ed1 ♖xd1 23.♖xd1 ♖xa2?! 24. ♕e5?! ♕c8 25. ♕e7 h5 leaves Black with chances of survival, while after 24. Qd5 Black is toast.|
|Aug-03-06|| ||Assassinater: Sensational play by Pelletier! Instructive use of tactical play with the opponent's weak dark squares and back rank.|
|Aug-03-06|| ||aragorn69: 27.Bd5 sure was spectacular. However, 27.Bc4! might have been more precise : e.g. 27.-h5 28.Qe7! Qxe7 29.fxe7 Bc6 (forced) 30.Bd5!! wins.|
|Aug-03-06|| ||jhoro: <charms: jhoro, in the line 22. Red1 Rxd1 23.Rxd1 Rxa2?! 24. Qe5?! Qc8 25. Qe7 h5 leaves Black with chances of survival, while after 24. Qd5 Black is toast.> in the line you have here you stopped short of 26.Rd8+ which wins the Queen and ends the game in few moves. In the line you wre suggesting <22. Red1 Rxd1 23.Rxd1 Rxa2?! 24. Qd5 ...> I showed you that 24...Rxg2+ keeps the game close to even. anyway, they played differently. an exellent game by Yannick Pelletier. i was very impressed.|
|Aug-03-06|| ||percyblakeney: Pelletier sure finished the tournament in style after a very bad start...|
|Aug-03-06|| ||doremi: Pelle, Pelle, Pelletier!|
|Aug-03-06|| ||DCP23: So it is true that despite always being the weakest participant (by rating), Pelletier never finishes last. I guess that's because this tourney is the highlight of the year for him while for his more titled rivals it's just another tournament.|
|Aug-03-06|| ||sapfy: Rating changes:
|Aug-03-06|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <percyblakeney: Pelletier sure finished the tournament in style after a very bad start...>|
He certainly did, with 3 points in the second half after scoring just one point in the first five games. And what a splendid attack he played in the last round against Volokitin!
|Aug-03-06|| ||you vs yourself: Congratulations to Morozevich for winning Biel in style!|
|Aug-03-06|| ||Ezzy: Biel was one of the best tournaments that I have seen in a long time. Fantastic fighting spirit by the players.|
There waa lots of exciting chess being played, and all the players were there to give it their best effort. The chessfans should applaud all the players. Great stuff!!
Morozevich wins Biel again. He has shown what a class act he is. But with a 4th place in the world championships, we already know that.
7 wins out of 10 with a +5 score is a great show. Perhaps this great score helps him forget about his 0-2 against Carlsen.
Talking about Carlsen, what a great tournament for him. It was a joy to see this young man's enthusiasm for attackiing chess. He is certainly on a rapid rise to the top. He is going to frighten a lot of people at Corus next year. Can we not wait for some chess encounters there.
Pelletier once again shows us that you should never pick him to finish last. Since he started playing this tournament from 1997, he has NEVER finished last.
So congratulations to Morozevich on a stirling performance, and congratulations to all the players and anybody who was involved in making this a fantastic unforgettable tournament to watch!!
|Aug-03-06|| ||percyblakeney: <Biel was one of the best tournaments that I have seen in a long time. Fantastic fighting spirit by the players.|
There waa lots of exciting chess being played, and all the players were there to give it their best effort. The chessfans should applaud all the players. Great stuff!!>
Agreed. And 60% decisive games is very unusual, especially Morozevich and Carlsen impressed me very much. It's amazing how Carlsen has developed just compared with last year's Biel where he finished last after lots of short draws. +2 in this field shows that he has the capacity to be a top 10 player sooner than most people think...
|Aug-03-06|| ||tpstar: My favorite games were A Volokitin vs Morozevich, 2006 with that interesting exchange sacrifice, and Carlsen vs A Volokitin, 2006 which was a masterful display of offense and defense under pressure.|
Lots of wins by Black; maybe "Black Is OK!" after all. ;>D
|Aug-03-06|| ||THE pawn: Does somebody know the rating change for each player?|
|Aug-03-06|| ||Xaurus: <The pawn>Scroll down...|
|Aug-03-06|| ||Honza Cervenka: Pretty bad tournament for young Bruzon.|
|Aug-03-06|| ||mikejaqua: 11 white wins
7 black wins
12 draws (43%)
4 draws under 25 moves (2 of them right at the end)
Not bad at all. I'm still a bit shocked at the 10 move draw by Moro and Raja. It allowed Carlsen to catch Raja. Anybody know who gets 2nd place on tiebreaks?
|Aug-03-06|| ||mikejaqua: I just checked. Carlsen wins 2nd place on tiebreaks. So, by whimping out at the end, Raja gave second place away.|
|Aug-03-06|| ||Xaurus: < Anybody know who gets 2nd place on tiebreaks?>Why not try the official site?|
Standings after Round 10
1.Alexander Morozevich (RUS, 2731) 7.5
2.Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2675) 6.0 (30.75)
3.Teimour Radjabov (AZE, 2728) 6.0 (25.50)
4.Andrei Volokitin (UKR, 2662) 4.0 (19.50)
5.Yannick Pelletier (SUI, 2583) 4.0 (15.75)
6.Lazaro Bruzon (CUB, 2667) 2.5
|Aug-03-06|| ||cu8sfan: Thanks, <chessgames.com> for the coverage the Biel Chess Festival received!|
|Aug-03-06|| ||keypusher: <Thanks, <chessgames.com> for the coverage the Biel Chess Festival received!> Amen. And thanks for all the interesting kibitzing, kibitzers!|
|Aug-04-06|| ||lostemperor: The predictioncontest on final standings Biel 2006.
Seven people shared first place.
<alexmagnus>, <DCP23>, <saturn>, <suenteus po 147>, <wallytherhino>, <WannaBe> and <YouRang>
Congratulations guys! For the complete standings see my chessforum.
|Aug-06-06|| ||TheBB: I just did a little experiment. I took the results and calculated the tiebreak score (that is, the score of those you won against plus half the score of those you drew against). Then I iterated the process until it converged, which it did fairly rapidly. I also scaled the scores so that their sum is 100. The results are:|
1. Morozevich 22.58
2. Carlsen 21.41
3. Radjabov 19.35
4. Volokitin 14.99
5. Pelletier 12.49
6. Bruzon 9.18
Pretty coherent with the final standings, but it doesn't indicate that Morozevich was a full 1.5 points ahead of the field. Probably due to his two lost games against Carlsen...
I did this for Dortmund too, see that page.
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