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Biel (Rapid) Tournament

David Navara5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Yannick Pelletier2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
Alexander Morozevich2/4(+1 -1 =2)[games]
Yifan Hou1/3(+1 -2 =0)[games]
Anatoly Karpov0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Vlastimil Hort0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Rafael Vaganian0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games] Chess Event Description
Biel (Rapid) (2017)

1st round knock-outs

A: Alexander Morozevich 1 - Anatoly Karpov | David Navara 2 - 1 Yifan Hou (Armageddon game: Navara vs Yifan Hou, 2017 played at the rate of (5'/4') in minutes.) B: Yannick Pelletier 2 - 0 Rafael Vaganian | Pentala Harikrishna 1 - Vlastimil Hort

The winners in the A side (Morozevich, Navara) meet in the 2nd round, as do the winners in the B side (Pelletier, Harikrishna).

2nd round knock-outs

Navara vs Morozevich, 2017 1-0 in the 1st game, followed by Morozevich vs Navara, 2017 which was drawn; Pelletier vs Harikrishna, 2017 0-1 in the 1st game meant that Harikrishna vs Pelletier, 2017 would require a black win to play a possible Armageddon game, but Harikrishna instead also won the 2nd game. So Harikrishna and Navara meet for the finals.

3rd round knock-out final

Navara vs Harikrishna, 2017 1-0, followed by Harikrishna vs Navara, 2017 - determined Navara the winner of the knock-out event.


Two Rapid games (10' + 5'' per move. Armageddon (5'/4') if 1-1 after Rapid).

Video coverage

References / Sources

(1) (not to be confused with which was held earlier that morning).

 page 1 of 1; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Navara vs Yifan Hou 1-0472017Biel (Rapid)E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
2. Navara vs Harikrishna 1-0372017Biel (Rapid)C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Pelletier vs Harikrishna 0-1352017Biel (Rapid)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. Morozevich vs Navara  ½-½722017Biel (Rapid)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. Harikrishna vs Pelletier  1-0562017Biel (Rapid)C07 French, Tarrasch
6. Navara vs Morozevich 1-0572017Biel (Rapid)A56 Benoni Defense
7. Navara vs Yifan Hou 1-0362017Biel (Rapid)A10 English
8. Hort vs Harikrishna  ½-½432017Biel (Rapid)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Vaganian vs Pelletier 0-1492017Biel (Rapid)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Karpov vs Morozevich  ½-½362017Biel (Rapid)D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
11. Yifan Hou vs Navara 1-0372017Biel (Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
12. Harikrishna vs Hort  1-0452017Biel (Rapid)C10 French
13. Pelletier vs Vaganian  1-0332017Biel (Rapid)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. Morozevich vs Karpov 1-0312017Biel (Rapid)C45 Scotch Game
15. Harikrishna vs Navara  ½-½462017Biel (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-23-17  waustad: The number of games for each suggests a knockout event. Does the winner get any advantage in the classical time event?
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  whiteshark: Related CB report <The 50th Biel Chess Festival kicks off>:
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  Marmot PFL: Looks like the old guys (Karpov, Hort, Vaganian) are getting stomped. Just once it would be nice to see someone come back and do well.
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