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Biel (Blitz) Tournament

Peter Svidler3.5/5(+3 -1 =1)[view games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave3.5/5(+2 -0 =3)[view games]
Francesco Rambaldi2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[view games]
Benjamin Bok2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[view games]
Noel Studer2/5(+2 -3 =0)[view games]
Nico Georgiadis1/5(+0 -3 =2)[view games]

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Studer vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-144 2016 Biel (Blitz)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. M Vachier-Lagrave vs F Rambaldi  1-030 2016 Biel (Blitz)A30 English, Symmetrical
3. N Studer vs Svidler 0-135 2016 Biel (Blitz)B06 Robatsch
4. N Georgiadis vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½83 2016 Biel (Blitz)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. F Rambaldi vs N Studer 0-152 2016 Biel (Blitz)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Svidler vs B Bok  1-059 2016 Biel (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
7. N Studer vs N Georgiadis 1-026 2016 Biel (Blitz)C40 King's Knight Opening
8. M Vachier-Lagrave vs B Bok  ½-½69 2016 Biel (Blitz)A35 English, Symmetrical
9. F Rambaldi vs Svidler  1-072 2016 Biel (Blitz)B41 Sicilian, Kan
10. N Georgiadis vs F Rambaldi  ½-½66 2016 Biel (Blitz)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. B Bok vs N Studer 1-042 2016 Biel (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Svidler vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½31 2016 Biel (Blitz)A37 English, Symmetrical
13. F Rambaldi vs B Bok  1-028 2016 Biel (Blitz)C67 Ruy Lopez
14. N Georgiadis vs Svidler  0-151 2016 Biel (Blitz)B07 Pirc
15. B Bok vs N Georgiadis 1-028 2016 Biel (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
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???

When did this happen?

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