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Biel Blitz (2012)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Morozevich, Pentala Harikrishna, Wang Hao, Etienne Bacrot, Yannick Pelletier, Alexandra Kosteniuk

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Bacrot vs Carlsen 1-052 2012 Biel BlitzA20 English
2. Bacrot vs Nakamura ½-½42 2012 Biel BlitzA13 English
3. Morozevich vs Nakamura 0-152 2012 Biel BlitzD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kosteniuk vs Bacrot  ½-½41 2012 Biel BlitzC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Bacrot vs Kosteniuk 1-056 2012 Biel BlitzE15 Queen's Indian
6. Nakamura vs Morozevich 1-061 2012 Biel BlitzA13 English
7. Pelletier vs Morozevich 0-125 2012 Biel BlitzA06 Reti Opening
8. Carlsen vs Bacrot 0-139 2012 Biel BlitzB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. Carlsen vs Bacrot 1-031 2012 Biel BlitzC53 Giuoco Piano
10. Morozevich vs Pelletier  1-035 2012 Biel BlitzE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Kosteniuk vs Wang Hao ½-½66 2012 Biel BlitzB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Nakamura vs Harikrishna 1-037 2012 Biel BlitzB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
13. Pelletier vs Morozevich 1-051 2012 Biel BlitzA06 Reti Opening
14. Wang Hao vs Kosteniuk 0-131 2012 Biel BlitzE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
15. Harikrishna vs Nakamura  ½-½43 2012 Biel BlitzA04 Reti Opening
16. Nakamura vs Bacrot 1-027 2012 Biel BlitzA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member This event was knockout format in three rounds:

Round 1: Bacrot beats Carlsen. Kosteniuk beats Wang Hao. Morozevich beats Pelletier. Nakamura beats Harikrishna.

Round 2: Bacrot beats Kosteniuk. Nakamura beats Morozevich.

Round 3: Nakamura beats Bacrot.


Jul-23-12  hellopolgar: Go Nakamura!
Jul-23-12  waustad: Thanx!
Jul-24-12  Xeroxx: Discuss
Jul-31-12  TheaN: What were the rules for the third game in a round, Armageddon? It strikes me that in both conclusive games, Black won (Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2012 & Pelletier vs Morozevich, 2012)
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: The comment by <chessgames> should be promoted into the intro section. Which should probably copy over the tournament conditions (in case the link goes stale):

<The Exhibition Blitz Tournament, celebrating the 45 years of the Festival, will be held on Sunday 22nd July, 14.00 pm, as a knockout event with 8 invited Grandmasters.

Magnus Carlsen NOR (Seeded Nr 1)
Hikaru Nakamaura USA (Nr 2)
Alexander Morozevich RUS (Nr 3)
Wang Hao CHN (Nr 4)
Etienne Bacrot FRA (Nr 5)
Pentala Harikrishna IND (Nr 6)
Yannick Pelletier SUI (Nr 7)
Alexandra Kosteniuk RUS (Nr 8)

Playing System: Two games with 5+ 2/move.

If 1-1, one Armageddon game with 5 for white (has to win) and 4 for black.> (not stale yet)

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