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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Biel Tournament

Viktor Korchnoi6/10(+4 -2 =4)[view games]
Peter Svidler5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[view games]
Boris Gelfand5/10(+1 -1 =8)[view games]
Yannick Pelletier4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[view games]
Alexander Grischuk4.5/10(+1 -2 =7)[view games]
Joel Lautier4.5/10(+1 -2 =7)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Biel (2001)
The 34th annual Biel International Chess Festival was a category XVII event held in Biel, Switzerland from July 22nd to August 3rd, 2001. Six grandmasters were invited to take part in the double round robin tournament. The participants were (in order of ELO): Boris Gelfand (2714), Peter Svidler (2695), Joel Lautier (2675), Alexander Grischuk (2669), Viktor Korchnoi (2617), and Yannick Pelletier (2531). Veteran Grandmaster Korchnoi showed the newest generation of chess whippersnappers that he still had the old magic with this win of 6/10 over the field. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Korchnoi 6/10 ** 1 01 10 1

2 Svidler 5.5/10 ** 0 1 1

3 Gelfand 5/10 0 ** 1

4 Pelletier 4.5/10 10 1 0 ** 0

5 Lautier 4.5/10 01 0 **

6 Grischuk 4.5/10 0 0 1 **

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs Korchnoi 0-150 2001 BielD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
2. Pelletier vs Lautier  ½-½51 2001 BielA17 English
3. Svidler vs Grischuk  1-033 2001 BielC78 Ruy Lopez
4. Korchnoi vs Grischuk 1-049 2001 BielD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Lautier vs Svidler  0-140 2001 BielD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
6. Gelfand vs Pelletier  1-055 2001 BielD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Svidler vs Gelfand  ½-½21 2001 BielC42 Petrov Defense
8. Grischuk vs Lautier  ½-½26 2001 BielC53 Giuoco Piano
9. Pelletier vs Korchnoi 1-032 2001 BielA14 English
10. Grischuk vs Pelletier  ½-½61 2001 BielC02 French, Advance
11. Svidler vs Korchnoi  ½-½20 2001 BielC11 French
12. Lautier vs Gelfand  ½-½20 2001 BielE15 Queen's Indian
13. Gelfand vs Grischuk  ½-½29 2001 BielD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. Pelletier vs Svidler  1-027 2001 BielA15 English
15. Korchnoi vs Lautier 1-058 2001 BielD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Lautier vs Pelletier  ½-½36 2001 BielD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. Grischuk vs Svidler  ½-½44 2001 BielB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Korchnoi vs Gelfand  ½-½22 2001 BielE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
19. Grischuk vs Korchnoi ½-½31 2001 BielC02 French, Advance
20. Svidler vs Lautier  ½-½25 2001 BielB30 Sicilian
21. Pelletier vs Gelfand  ½-½42 2001 BielE12 Queen's Indian
22. Korchnoi vs Pelletier  1-047 2001 BielD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Lautier vs Grischuk ½-½28 2001 BielD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. Gelfand vs Svidler  ½-½28 2001 BielA15 English
25. Grischuk vs Gelfand  ½-½25 2001 BielC42 Petrov Defense
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