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Biel (Blitz) Tournament

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave3.5/5(+2 -0 =3)[games]
Peter Svidler3.5/5(+3 -1 =1)[games]
Francesco Rambaldi2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[games]
Benjamin Bok2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[games]
Noel Studer2/5(+2 -3 =0)[games]
Nico Georgiadis1/5(+0 -3 =2)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Biel (Blitz) (2016)

Blitz (3 min + 2 sec) round robin played on Saturday 30 July 2016, as part of the Biel Chess Festival. Vachier-Lagrave won the event after the tie-break games M Vachier-Lagrave vs Svidler, 2016 and Svidler vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Studer vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1442016Biel (Blitz)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. M Vachier-Lagrave vs F Rambaldi  1-0302016Biel (Blitz)A30 English, Symmetrical
3. N Studer vs Svidler 0-1352016Biel (Blitz)B06 Robatsch
4. N Georgiadis vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½832016Biel (Blitz)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. F Rambaldi vs N Studer 0-1522016Biel (Blitz)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Svidler vs B Bok  1-0592016Biel (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
7. N Studer vs N Georgiadis 1-0262016Biel (Blitz)C40 King's Knight Opening
8. M Vachier-Lagrave vs B Bok  ½-½692016Biel (Blitz)A35 English, Symmetrical
9. F Rambaldi vs Svidler  1-0722016Biel (Blitz)B41 Sicilian, Kan
10. N Georgiadis vs F Rambaldi  ½-½662016Biel (Blitz)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. B Bok vs N Studer 1-0422016Biel (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Svidler vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½312016Biel (Blitz)A37 English, Symmetrical
13. F Rambaldi vs B Bok  1-0282016Biel (Blitz)C67 Ruy Lopez
14. N Georgiadis vs Svidler  0-1512016Biel (Blitz)B07 Pirc
15. B Bok vs N Georgiadis 1-0282016Biel (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
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Aug-01-16  notyetagm: First!
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  whiteshark: Posts as quick as greased lightning / or like a blitz.
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  diagonal: It was a special side event of the 2016 Biel Chess Festival: the Blitz Challenge.

The six players from the matches in 2016, Bok, Georgiadis, Studer, Rambaldi, and of course the stars Peter Svidler and Maxime Vachier- Lagrave, would face off in a round-robin (all-play-all) of blitz, according to the rules at Biel, followed then by a final of the two best placed players (even if there is already a clear first).

The two elite players won the round robin and faced each other in a final (meaning actually, it wasn't a play-off).

Final Score Blitz Exhibition Tournament:

1. Svidler, Peter 2759 3.5
2. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2798 3.5
3. Rambaldi, Francesco 2544 2.5
4. Bok, Benjamin 2613 2.5
5. Studer, Noel 2462 2.0
6. Georgiadis, Nico 2470 1.0


Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime vs. Svidler, Peter 2:0.

MVL thus winning that event, too (he also won the previous match at Biel against Svidler, which combined rapid and classical chess)

Pascal Simon filmed the two blitz games of the final between MVL and Svidler live:

Aug-02-16  Conrad93: Ding Liren is the #1 Blitz player???

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