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38th Biel Chess Festival Tournament

Andrei Volokitin6/10(+2 -0 =8)[games]
Boris Gelfand6/10(+2 -0 =8)[games]
Yannick Pelletier5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Christian Bauer4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Magnus Carlsen4/10(+0 -2 =8)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nakamura vs Carlsen ½-½25200538th Biel Chess FestivalC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. A Volokitin vs C Bauer  ½-½24200538th Biel Chess FestivalB01 Scandinavian
3. Pelletier vs Gelfand  ½-½28200538th Biel Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
4. C Bauer vs Gelfand 0-143200538th Biel Chess FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Carlsen vs Pelletier ½-½25200538th Biel Chess FestivalC18 French, Winawer
6. A Volokitin vs Nakamura ½-½41200538th Biel Chess FestivalC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. Pelletier vs A Volokitin  ½-½29200538th Biel Chess FestivalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. Gelfand vs Carlsen  ½-½29200538th Biel Chess FestivalE12 Queen's Indian
9. Nakamura vs C Bauer 1-078200538th Biel Chess FestivalB56 Sicilian
10. Carlsen vs A Volokitin 0-137200538th Biel Chess FestivalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. Gelfand vs Nakamura  ½-½20200538th Biel Chess FestivalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Pelletier vs C Bauer  1-049200538th Biel Chess FestivalA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
13. Nakamura vs Pelletier 1-052200538th Biel Chess FestivalC02 French, Advance
14. A Volokitin vs Gelfand ½-½26200538th Biel Chess FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. C Bauer vs Carlsen ½-½36200538th Biel Chess FestivalA13 English
16. Carlsen vs Nakamura ½-½30200538th Biel Chess FestivalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Gelfand vs Pelletier  ½-½38200538th Biel Chess FestivalE16 Queen's Indian
18. C Bauer vs A Volokitin  ½-½56200538th Biel Chess FestivalE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. Nakamura vs A Volokitin ½-½41200538th Biel Chess FestivalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. Pelletier vs Carlsen 1-015200538th Biel Chess FestivalE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
21. Gelfand vs C Bauer  ½-½71200538th Biel Chess FestivalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. C Bauer vs Nakamura 1-041200538th Biel Chess FestivalD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. A Volokitin vs Pelletier 1-028200538th Biel Chess FestivalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. Carlsen vs Gelfand ½-½26200538th Biel Chess FestivalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. Pelletier vs Nakamura 1-031200538th Biel Chess FestivalE97 King's Indian
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Jul-26-05  percyblakeney: <cu8sfan> Congratulations, you're ahead of some 2000 players, not bad at all!
Jul-26-05  percyblakeney: Will all my predictions be wrong also in the last round? Time will tell:

Bauer - Pelletier 1-0
Nakamura - Gelfand ½-½
Volokitin - Carlsen ½-½

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  cu8sfan: <Montreal1666> What happens after one more win? (-:
Jul-26-05  Montreal1666: <cu8sfan:> Cubs will win the next world series!
Jul-26-05  Koster: Carlsen due for a win I believe.
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Jul-27-05  lezoa: Hikaru with his refuted KID !?
Jul-27-05  TruthHurts: <TruthHurts: Predictions for last round:

Bauer - Pelletier 1-0
Nakamura - Gelfand 0-1(obviously)
Volokitin - Carlsen 1/2


Well I guess it's a perfect score.

Jul-27-05  Knight13: Nakamura fell of the cliff, man. What happend? How did he lose like that?
Jul-27-05  VishyFan: Hikaru ****** himself with 3 continous defeats in the last 3 rounds for a -1 score........, he'll be losing 9 ELO from this tournament

is he due any ELO after the last rating cycle?

Jul-28-05  alexapple: Volokitin and Gelfand,who has the better tiebreak?
Jul-28-05  cade: Gelfand wins the tournament but loses rating points. That'll teach him to go for draws against opponents with a vastly inferior rating.
Jul-28-05  howardtheduck: I'm sorry i must have misted a part of the conversation but <cu8sfan>, you are playing in wich tournament?
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  cu8sfan: <howardtheduck> I'm playing in the main tournament (2000 Elo and less) in Biel and I have a surprising 4 out of 8. That's more than I was ever hoping for. It's a fun tournament and I learned so much there. Tomorrow is the last round and I'll try very hard to get at least 50%. So my prediction for tomorrow (it helped the last time): cu8sfan wins!
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  tpstar: <cu8sfan> Great job! Good luck tomorrow. And be sure to upload your games into the database! ;>D
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  cu8sfan: Thanks, <tpstar>. I played some very interesting games but they still might not qualify for the strict (!?) criterias set by (-;
Jul-28-05  Montreal1666: <cu8sfan:> you can just post one that you like best.
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  patzer2: Nakamura may not have finished as well as he would have liked, but at least he played exciting aggressive chess and made some progress in his opening repertoire.

I think Nakamura will learn from these games and prove himself a much stronger opponent in future GM tournaments.

Jul-31-05  farrooj: hey <cu8sfan> what happened? did you kick ass?
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  cu8sfan: Well, Biel is over but the last day was very forgettable. My train ride to Biel was cut short because Swiss Federal Railroad ran out of electricity and therefore I arrived late. With 40 minutes less on the clock battling a stronger opponent I had no chance. So I scored 4 out of 8 (I don't count #9) which is very satisfying. I was surprised about my success and playing there was a lot of fun. Once I've gone through the games I may be posting a nice one. Thanks for your support! I can only give this advice to all players no matter their strength: Go play at some tournament, it's fun and you learn so much!
Jul-31-05  farrooj: oh..that last day is too bad..
Well, your 4/8 is really cool. I agree, tournaments are really fun, and you learn a lot by kibitzing games with strong opponents, or play against them. And you get really satisfied if you score really well
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  cu8sfan: Very interesting line-up for the 2006 Biel Chess Festival:

Alexander Morozevich
Yannick Pelletier
Andrei Volokitin
Teimour Radjabov
Lazaro Bruzon
Magnus Carlsen

Women's tournament:
Pia Cramling
Almira Skripchenko-Lautier
Anna Muzychuk
Ekaterina Polovnikova-Atalik
Monika Socko and our very own Yelena Dembo.

All the details can be found here: Too bad I won't be able to play. )-:

May-12-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <cu8sfan> That's definitely a GREAT lineup of some dynamic players! I particularly like the men's tournament lineup!

You should also try to meet up with <Yelena Dembo> and shoot some pictures. :)

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