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Biel 1989
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 24th annual Biel International Chess Festival was a category XIV event held in Biel, Switzerland in July 1989. Eight grandmasters were invited to take part in the SKA sponsored double round robin tournament. The participants were (in order of ELO): Vassily Ivanchuk (2660), Nick DeFirmian (2595), Lev Polugaevsky (2595), Anthony Miles (2580), Vlastimil Hort (2570), Ferdinand Hellers (2560), Eugenio Torre (2560), and Ivan Sokolov (2525). The two Soviet GMs, Ivanchuk and Polugaevsky, both young and old, split first place at the event ahead of their western opponents.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 Ivanchuk 9/14 ** 1 1 1 1 01 2 Polugaevsky 9/14 0 ** 1 1 1 1 1 3 Sokolov 8/14 0 ** 01 11 1 4 Miles 7/14 0 0 10 ** 0 1 11 5 Hort 7/14 00 1 ** 1 6 Torre 6/14 0 0 0 ** 1 7 DeFirmian 5.5/14 0 0 0 ** 8 Hellers 4.5/14 10 0 0 00 0 **

Round One, Game #1
Miles vs E G F Hellers, 1989
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
E Torre vs I Sokolov, 1989
(A48) King's Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
de Firmian vs Hort, 1989
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #4
Ivanchuk vs Polugaevsky, 1989
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #5
Hort vs I Sokolov, 1989
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 63 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #6
E G F Hellers vs E Torre, 1989
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #7
Polugaevsky vs Miles, 1989
(B07) Pirc, 48 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #8
de Firmian vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #9
Ivanchuk vs Hort, 1989
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #10
E Torre vs Polugaevsky, 1989
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #11
I Sokolov vs E G F Hellers, 1989
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #12
Miles vs de Firmian, 1989
(A36) English, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #13
de Firmian vs E Torre, 1989
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #14
Ivanchuk vs Miles, 1989
(B10) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #15
Polugaevsky vs I Sokolov, 1989
(B50) Sicilian, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #16
Hort vs E G F Hellers, 1989
(A16) English, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #17
Miles vs Hort, 1989
(A15) English, 55 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #18
E Torre vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #19
E G F Hellers vs Polugaevsky, 1989
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #20
I Sokolov vs de Firmian, 1989
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #21
Hort vs Polugaevsky, 1989
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #22
Ivanchuk vs I Sokolov, 1989
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #23
Miles vs E Torre, 1989
(B10) Caro-Kann, 66 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #24
de Firmian vs E G F Hellers, 1989
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #25
I Sokolov vs Miles, 1989 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 20 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #26
Polugaevsky vs de Firmian, 1989
(A53) Old Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #27
E G F Hellers vs Ivanchuk, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #28
E Torre vs Hort, 1989
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #29
I Sokolov vs E Torre, 1989
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #30
Polugaevsky vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #31
E G F Hellers vs Miles, 1989
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #32
Hort vs de Firmian, 1989
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #33
Ivanchuk vs de Firmian, 1989 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #34
I Sokolov vs Hort, 1989
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #35
E Torre vs E G F Hellers, 1989
(B50) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #36
Miles vs Polugaevsky, 1989
(A36) English, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #37
Hort vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #38
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1989 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #39
E G F Hellers vs I Sokolov, 1989
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #40
de Firmian vs Miles, 1989
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #41
Miles vs Ivanchuk, 1989 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #42
E G F Hellers vs Hort, 1989
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #43
E Torre vs de Firmian, 1989
(B50) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #44
I Sokolov vs Polugaevsky, 1989 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #45
Polugaevsky vs E G F Hellers, 1989
(E97) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #46
de Firmian vs I Sokolov, 1989 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #47
Ivanchuk vs E Torre, 1989
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #48
Hort vs Miles, 1989
(B07) Pirc, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #49
I Sokolov vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #50
E Torre vs Miles, 1989
(E15) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #51
E G F Hellers vs de Firmian, 1989 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #52
Polugaevsky vs Hort, 1989
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #53
Miles vs I Sokolov, 1989
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen, Game #54
Hort vs E Torre, 1989
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #55
Ivanchuk vs E G F Hellers, 1989 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Fourteen, Game #56
de Firmian vs Polugaevsky, 1989 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 53 moves, 0-1

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