chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Biel (Rapid) (2017)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Alexander Morozevich, Anatoly Karpov, Pentala Harikrishna, David Navara, Yifan Hou, Rafael Vaganian, Yannick Pelletier, Vlastimil Hort

Chessgames.com 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.

Time-controls

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

Video coverage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsJ...

References / Sources

(1) http://beta.bielchessfestival.ch/To... (not to be confused with http://beta.bielchessfestival.ch/To... 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
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  
 

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?
Jul-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Related CB report <The 50th Biel Chess Festival kicks off>: http://en.chessbase.com/post/the-50...
Jul-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific tournament and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC