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Biel Tournament

Viktor Korchnoi6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Peter Svidler5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Boris Gelfand5/10(+1 -1 =8)[games]
Yannick Pelletier4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Alexander Grischuk4.5/10(+1 -2 =7)[games]
Joel Lautier4.5/10(+1 -2 =7)[games] Chess Event Description
Biel (2001)

The 34th annual Biel International Chess Festival was a category XVII event held in Biel, Switzerland from July 22nd to August 3rd, 2001. Six grandmasters were invited to take part in the double round robin tournament. The participants were (in order of ELO): Boris Gelfand (2714), Peter Svidler (2695), Joel Lautier (2675), Alexander Grischuk (2669), Viktor Korchnoi (2617), and Yannick Pelletier (2531). Veteran Grandmaster Korchnoi showed the newest generation of chess whippersnappers that he still had the old magic with this win of 6/10 over the field. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Korchnoi ** ½½ 1½ 01 10 1½ 6 2 Svidler ½½ ** ½½ 0½ 1½ 1½ 5½ 3 Gelfand 0½ ½½ ** 1½ ½½ ½½ 5 =4 Pelletier 10 1½ 0½ ** ½½ ½0 4½ =4 Lautier 01 0½ ½½ ½½ ** ½½ 4½ =4 Grischuk 0½ 0½ ½½ ½1 ½½ ** 4½

 page 2 of 2; games 26-30 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Lautier vs Korchnoi 1-0432001BielE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
27. Svidler vs Pelletier ½-½592001BielC18 French, Winawer
28. Korchnoi vs Svidler ½-½162001BielD85 Grunfeld
29. Pelletier vs Grischuk  0-1372001BielD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
30. Gelfand vs Lautier  ½-½522001BielE15 Queen's Indian
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  offramp: Clear first for the GM who brought the average rating down and average age up.

At the age of 70 one can forget calculation and play simply by Fingerspitzengefühl.

Jul-24-20  redribbon3700: Insane that Korchnoi won this tourney at age 70 vs such good competition.

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