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Biel 1990
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 25th annual Biel International Chess Festival was a category XIV event held in Biel, Switzerland in July 1990. Eight grandmasters were invited to take part in the SKA sponsored double round robin tournament. The participants were (in order of ELO): Anatoli Karpov (2730), Ulf Andersson (2630), Lev Polugaevsky (2610), Anthony Miles (2595), Joel Lautier (2570), Nick DeFirmian (2560), Vlastimil Hort (2545), and Matthias Wahls (2525). Number two in the world and vice champion Karpov won undefeated with +5 at the final. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Karpov 9.5/14 ** 1 1 11 1

2 Andersson 8/14 ** 1 1

3 Miles 7.5/14 0 ** 1 1 0 1

4 Wahls 7.5/14 0 ** 0 1 11

5 Polugaevsky 7/14 0 0 0 1 ** 1 1

6 Hort 7/14 1 0 ** 1 0

7 DeFirmian 5/14 00 0 0 0 ** 1

8 Lautier 4.5/14 0 0 0 00 1 0 **

Round One, Game #1
Ulf Andersson vs de Firmian, 1990
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Karpov vs Miles, 1990 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Polugaevsky vs Lautier, 1990
(E15) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Wahls vs Hort, 1990
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #5
Ulf Andersson vs Polugaevsky, 1990 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #6
de Firmian vs Miles, 1990 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #7
Hort vs Karpov, 1990
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Lautier vs Wahls, 1990
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #9
Karpov vs Lautier, 1990
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #10
Miles vs Hort, 1990
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #11
Polugaevsky vs de Firmian, 1990
(A61) Benoni, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #12
Wahls vs Ulf Andersson, 1990
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #13
Ulf Andersson vs Karpov, 1990
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #14
de Firmian vs Hort, 1990
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #15
Lautier vs Miles, 1990
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #16
Polugaevsky vs Wahls, 1990
(E97) King's Indian, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #17
Hort vs Lautier, 1990
(E15) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #18
Karpov vs Polugaevsky, 1990 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #19
Miles vs Ulf Andersson, 1990
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #20
Wahls vs de Firmian, 1990
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #21
Ulf Andersson vs Hort, 1990
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #22
de Firmian vs Lautier, 1990 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #23
Polugaevsky vs Miles, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 56 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #24
Wahls vs Karpov, 1990
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #25
Hort vs Polugaevsky, 1990
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #26
Karpov vs de Firmian, 1990
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 43 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #27
Lautier vs Ulf Andersson, 1990
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 105 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #28
Miles vs Wahls, 1990
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #29
de Firmian vs Ulf Andersson, 1990
(C11) French, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #30
Hort vs Wahls, 1990
(D80) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #31
Lautier vs Polugaevsky, 1990
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #32
Miles vs Karpov, 1990
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #33
Karpov vs Hort, 1990
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #34
Miles vs de Firmian, 1990
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #35
Polugaevsky vs Ulf Andersson, 1990
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #36
Wahls vs Lautier, 1990
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 67 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #37
Ulf Andersson vs Wahls, 1990
(A15) English, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game#38
de Firmian vs Polugaevsky, 1990
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #39
Hort vs Miles, 1990
(E15) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #40
Lautier vs Karpov, 1990 
(A22) English, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #41
Hort vs de Firmian, 1990
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 58 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #42
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1990
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #43
Miles vs Lautier, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #44
Wahls vs Polugaevsky, 1990 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 81 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #45
Ulf Andersson vs Miles, 1990
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #46
de Firmian vs Wahls, 1990
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 57 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #47
Lautier vs Hort, 1990
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #48
Polugaevsky vs Karpov, 1990 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #49
Hort vs Ulf Andersson, 1990
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #50
Karpov vs Wahls, 1990
(A15) English, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #51
Lautier vs de Firmian, 1990
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #52
Miles vs Polugaevsky, 1990
(E12) Queen's Indian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #53
Ulf Andersson vs Lautier, 1990
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Round Fourteen, Game #54
de Firmian vs Karpov, 1990 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen, Game #55
Polugaevsky vs Hort, 1990 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Fourteen, Game #56
Wahls vs Miles, 1990
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

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