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Biel 2002
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 35th annual Biel International Chess Festival was a category XVI event held in Biel, Switzerland from July 21st to August 1st, 2002. Six grandmasters were invited to take part in the double round robin tournament. The participants were (in order of ELO): Alexey Dreev (2676), Ilya Smirin (2676), Viktor Korchnoi (2626), Vladislav Tkachiev (2625), Francisco Vallejo-Pons (2648), and Yannick Pelletier (2571). Smirin won the event undefeated with 6/10. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Smirin 6/10 ** 1 1

2 Tkachiev 5.5/10 ** 1 1 0

3 Dreev 5.5/10 0 ** 1 1

4 Korchnoi 5/10 0 0 ** 11

5 Pelletier 4.5/10 0 0 ** 1

6 Vallejo-Pons 3.5/10 1 0 00 0 **

Round One, Game #1
Tkachiev vs Dreev, 2002
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Korchnoi vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Pelletier vs Smirin, 2002
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #4
Smirin vs Dreev, 2002
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #5
F Vallejo Pons vs Tkachiev, 2002 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #6
Pelletier vs Korchnoi, 2002
(A14) English, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #7
Korchnoi vs Smirin, 2002
(D85) Grunfeld, 46 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #8
Dreev vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #9
Tkachiev vs Pelletier, 2002
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #10
Tkachiev vs Smirin, 2002
(B30) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #11
Dreev vs Korchnoi, 2002
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #12
F Vallejo Pons vs Pelletier, 2002
(C02) French, Advance, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #13
Smirin vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #14
Pelletier vs Dreev, 2002
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #15
Korchnoi vs Tkachiev, 2002
(E12) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #16
Dreev vs Tkachiev, 2002
(E12) Queen's Indian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #17
Smirin vs Pelletier, 2002 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #18
F Vallejo Pons vs Korchnoi, 2002 
(C11) French, 63 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #19
Dreev vs Smirin, 2002
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #20
Korchnoi vs Pelletier, 2002
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #21
Tkachiev vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #22
Smirin vs Korchnoi, 2002
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #23
Pelletier vs Tkachiev, 2002
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #24
F Vallejo Pons vs Dreev, 2002
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #25
F Vallejo Pons vs Smirin, 2002
(A22) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #26
Dreev vs Pelletier, 2002
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #27
Tkachiev vs Korchnoi, 2002 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #28
Smirin vs Tkachiev, 2002
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #29
Korchnoi vs Dreev, 2002
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #30
Pelletier vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 55 moves, 1-0

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