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Biel 1996
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The grandmaster edition of the 29th Biel Chess Festival was a category XVI tournament held from July 22nd to August 3rd, 1996. In spite of just defending his FIDE world championship crown against Gata Kamsky a month earlier, Karpov proved unbeatable and finished tied for first with Swiss representative Milov at the final.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Pts. 01 Karpov 2775 * 1 1 1 1 7.5 02 Milov 2565 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 7.5 03 Ehlvest 2660 * 1 1 1 0 1 7.0 04 Andersson 2640 1 * 0 1 0 1 6.0 05 Almasi 2655 0 1 * 0 1 1 6.0 06 Lautier 2620 0 0 * 1 1 1 6.0 07 Glek 2670 0 0 * 1 1 1 6.0 08 Portsich 2600 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 5.5 09 Tukmakov 2580 0 1 0 0 * 1 0 4.5 10 Romanishin 2555 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 3.5 11 Onischuk 2605 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 3.5 12 Miles 2630 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 3.0


Round One, July 22nd
Z Almasi vs Ehlvest, 1996
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs V Tukmakov, 1996
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 75 moves, 0-1

Glek vs Onischuk, 1996
(C46) Three Knights, 74 moves, 1-0

Lautier vs Karpov, 1996
(E12) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs Portisch, 1996
(A14) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Romanishin vs V Milov, 1996
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Two, July 23rd
Ehlvest vs Ulf Andersson, 1996
(A15) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Z Almasi, 1996 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 50 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Romanishin, 1996
(A17) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Milov vs Lautier, 1996 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 34 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Onischuk, 1996
(E14) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

V Tukmakov vs Glek, 1996
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, July 24th
Z Almasi vs V Milov, 1996
(B32) Sicilian, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Karpov, 1996
(A13) English, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Glek vs Ehlvest, 1996
(C46) Three Knights, 61 moves, 0-1

Lautier vs Miles, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 53 moves, 1-0

Onischuk vs V Tukmakov, 1996
(B57) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Romanishin vs Portisch, 1996
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, July 26th
Ehlvest vs Onischuk, 1996
(A04) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Glek, 1996
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs Z Almasi, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

V Milov vs Ulf Andersson, 1996
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 81 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs V Tukmakov, 1996
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 29 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs Lautier, 1996
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, July 27th
Z Almasi vs Romanishin, 1996
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Miles, 1996
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Glek vs V Milov, 1996
(B30) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

Lautier vs Portisch, 1996
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Onischuk vs Karpov, 1996 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

V Tukmakov vs Ehlvest, 1996
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Round Six, July 28th
Karpov vs V Tukmakov, 1996
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lautier vs Z Almasi, 1996 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs Glek, 1996 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 38 moves, 0-1

V Milov vs Onischuk, 1996
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Ehlvest, 1996
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 77 moves, 0-1

Romanishin vs Ulf Andersson, 1996 
(B26) Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3, 19 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, July 29th
Z Almasi vs Portisch, 1996
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs Lautier, 1996 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Ehlvest vs Karpov, 1996
(E15) Queen's Indian, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Glek vs Romanishin, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Onischuk vs Miles, 1996
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

V Tukmakov vs V Milov, 1996
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, July 30th
Z Almasi vs Ulf Andersson, 1996
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Lautier vs Glek, 1996
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs V Tukmakov, 1996
(E17) Queen's Indian, 67 moves, 1-0

V Milov vs Ehlvest, 1996
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Karpov, 1996 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 0-1

Romanishin vs Onischuk, 1996
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, August 1st
Ulf Andersson vs Portisch, 1996
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ehlvest vs Miles, 1996
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Glek vs Z Almasi, 1996
(C46) Three Knights, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs V Milov, 1996
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Onischuk vs Lautier, 1996
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

V Tukmakov vs Romanishin, 1996
(E17) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, August 2nd
Z Almasi vs Onischuk, 1996
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Glek, 1996
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lautier vs V Tukmakov, 1996
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 28 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Karpov, 1996
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs V Milov, 1996
(A48) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Romanishin vs Ehlvest, 1996
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, August 3rd
Ehlvest vs Lautier, 1996
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Glek vs Portisch, 1996
(B30) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Romanishin, 1996 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

V Milov vs Miles, 1996 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Onischuk vs Ulf Andersson, 1996
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Tukmakov vs Z Almasi, 1996
(E17) Queen's Indian, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

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