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41st Biel International Chess Festival Tournament

Leinier Dominguez Perez6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Magnus Carlsen6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Etienne Bacrot5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Alexander Onischuk4/10(+1 -3 =6)[games]
Yannick Pelletier1.5/10(+0 -7 =3)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Pelletier 1-064200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
2. Dominguez Perez vs Onischuk ½-½36200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC78 Ruy Lopez
3. E Alekseev vs Bacrot 1-043200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. E Alekseev vs Carlsen ½-½47200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
5. Bacrot vs Onischuk ½-½35200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Pelletier vs Dominguez Perez ½-½45200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD85 Grunfeld
7. Carlsen vs Bacrot 1-031200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Dominguez Perez vs E Alekseev ½-½36200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC67 Ruy Lopez
9. Onischuk vs Pelletier 1-057200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
10. Pelletier vs E Alekseev 0-135200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. Onischuk vs Carlsen ½-½39200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. Dominguez Perez vs Bacrot 1-049200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Carlsen vs Dominguez Perez ½-½24200841st Biel International Chess FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. E Alekseev vs Onischuk ½-½34200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC53 Giuoco Piano
15. Bacrot vs Pelletier 1-034200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC41 Philidor Defense
16. Pelletier vs Carlsen 0-140200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
17. Onischuk vs Dominguez Perez 0-191200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD97 Grunfeld, Russian
18. Bacrot vs E Alekseev 1-043200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Carlsen vs E Alekseev 0-184200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. Dominguez Perez vs Pelletier 1-056200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Onischuk vs Bacrot 0-155200841st Biel International Chess FestivalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E Alekseev vs Dominguez Perez 0-145200841st Biel International Chess FestivalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
23. Bacrot vs Carlsen ½-½31200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE20 Nimzo-Indian
24. Pelletier vs Onischuk ½-½53200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
25. Dominguez Perez vs Carlsen ½-½52200841st Biel International Chess FestivalB27 Sicilian
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Jul-31-08  Microdot: By the way, I think 34.Qf3! was a very simple and solid move I find it in less than one second.
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  chancho: Dominguez blew a win against Carlsen, and today missed 36.Bxe3. Too bad for the Cuban. It could have all been so different.
Jul-31-08  malthrope: Well let me at the very least correct my previous error...

Congrats to <GM Evgeny Alekseev> the new Biel Chess Champion 2008!! :))

Jul-31-08  SanChess: Painful experience for LD: disaster struck on the very last day of what was virtually a won tournament.

Alekseev, wow! What a fighter. He is the player with most wins, including the ones over the two previous leaders. Amazing.

Jul-31-08  minasina: <e4ia: Hi Microdot ... here's best deal on new Ryb 3.0 free shipping too! >

I think that ChessOk has at least as good deal as Wholesale Chess can offer. Anyway here's more options ("normal"/Deep with UCI, or "normal"/Deep with Aquarium; and you can also save something if you download those programs, not get CD or DVD):

Jul-31-08  messachess: to all my readers:--no time for rnd. 10 today, sorry ;-)
Jul-31-08  minasina: ...and of course if are interested in <Rybka> AND <Chess Assistant 10> (see my previous post)
Jul-31-08  Ezzy: Congrats to Alekseev and Dominguez. Alekseev will take home the trophy but it's difficult to accept that they are not joint winners of Biel.

What is more painful is that Dominguez beat Alekseev with black in their individual game. Probably more painful is that he couldn't draw his last game to win the tourney outright.

Anyway, it was an exciting tournment with some good games. I suppose everyone thought Magnus would walk away with the tournament, but these players are top notch players and will not crack easily. He still had a good tourney though, and plays such exciting chess. Still the player to be feared.

Amazing second half of the tourney by Bacrot. Pelletier was completely out of his depth this time.

I am sure Dominguez-Perez will get more chances in round robin events after this. It's good to have another name in our imagination.

I lost many chessbucks on this tourney. I had Carlsen to win with Bacrot second, and also Carlsen to score 7 points. I'm sure most people lost on this tourney.

Jul-31-08  shr0pshire: Congrats to Alekseev for not only winning the tournament, but also for his win against Carlsen.

I think Onischuk needs to take some time off and retool his game. He is getting beat up recently on the international scene.

Aug-01-08  Slaven MNE: Evgemy played really well true the whole tournament, and he deserved to win it.

I think Dominguez deserved second place becouse he played so passive in the 10th round against Bacrot. That cost him a first place.

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  jessicafischerqueen: It's the last round tonight?

Does <Leko> have a mathematical chance to win or share first still?

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  lostemperor: The winner of an exciting and surprising Biel 2008 final standings Prediction contest at my forum is User: Stonehenge. Runner-up is User: Aurora and Bronze goes to User: kolobok and User: whiteshark.

Here the golden predictions of <Stonehenge>:

1. Alekseev
2. Carlsen
3. Dominguez
4. Bacrot
5. Onischuk
6. Pelletier

Well done!

Aug-01-08  siamesedream: Real standings:

1. Alekseev 6.5
2. Dominguez 6.5
3. Carlsen 6.0
4. Bacrot 5.5
5. Onischuk 4.0
6. Pelletier 1.5

BTW. Does somebody know where I can watch live games of Mainz?

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  lostemperor: I see here chess960 games
Aug-01-08  siamesedream: Thanks mate
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  lostemperor: Thanks for reminding that <Stonehenge> predictions is not the real standings. Might be slightly confusing ;)
Aug-01-08  wolfmaster: 1,147th!
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  lostemperor: The winner of the Biel summer chess question is <wolfmaster>! Which strong GM, world champion candidate, has the longest losing streak (10)?
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  moronovich: <lostemperor> My guess is Taimannov or Larsen.
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  lostemperor: No, it's not them! ;)
Aug-10-08  wolfmaster: Here's a hint; he's Icelandic!
Nov-23-08  Andrijadj: Sigurjonson or smth like that...
Apr-10-09  Dredge Rivers: Will Jessica Biel appear next year?
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  Tabanus: Biel 2008 final standings (Evgeny Alekseev won the play-off vs Leinier Dominguez-Perez):

Dec-16-10  minasina: Biel International Chess Festival (2003)
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