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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. L Dominguez 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 L Dominguez ½-½45200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD85 Grunfeld
7. Onischuk vs Pelletier 1-057200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
8. L Dominguez vs E Alekseev ½-½36200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC67 Ruy Lopez
9. Carlsen vs Bacrot 1-031200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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. L Dominguez vs Bacrot 1-049200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Carlsen vs L Dominguez 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. Onischuk vs L Dominguez 0-191200841st Biel International Chess FestivalD97 Grunfeld, Russian
17. Bacrot vs E Alekseev 1-043200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Pelletier vs Carlsen 0-140200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
19. Carlsen vs E Alekseev 0-184200841st Biel International Chess FestivalC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. L Dominguez 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 L Dominguez 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. Onischuk vs E Alekseev 0-152200841st Biel International Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
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Jul-31-08  Aspirador: Dominguez blew it, I think. Don't think he defended properly. Anybody checked with the engine?
Jul-31-08  siamesedream: Alekseev won 2nd blitz and Biel 2008
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  chancho: Congrats to Alekseev.
Jul-31-08  Sergius64: Hard to defend properly when you have 15 seconds left.
Jul-31-08  Boomie: [Event "Biel Chess Festival-Tiebreak"]
[Site "Biel/Switzerland"]
[Date "2008.07.31"]
[Round "4"]
[White "GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier(CUB)"]
[Black "GM Alekseev, Evgeny(RUS)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "2708"]
[BlackElo "2708"]
[PlyCount "88"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Re1 Bb6 8. h3 Ne7 9. Nbd2 c6 10. Ba4 Ng6 11. Nf1 h6 12. Ng3 Re8 13. d4 Qc7 14. Bc2 Be6 15. Be3 Rad8 16. Qc1 Kh7 17. Bd3 c5 18. Nf5 Bxf5 19. exf5 Nf8 20. Bb5 Re7 21. dxe5 dxe5 22. Qc2 e4 23. Nd2 Qe5 24. f3 Qxf5 25. fxe4 Qg6 26. Bf2 Ne6 27. Nf3 Nf4 28. Nh4 Nxh3+ 29. Kf1 Qg4 30. e5+ g6 31. exf6 Rxe1+ 32. Bxe1 c4 33. Qe2 Qf4+ 34. Nf3 Rd3 35. Bd2 Be3 36. Bxc4 Rxd2 37. gxh3 Rxe2 38. Kxe2 Qxc4+ 39. Kxe3 Qe6+ 40. Kf2 Qxf6 41. Re1 Qb6+ 42. Kg3 Qxb2 43. Re7 Kg7 44. Re3 Qxa2 ♗lack wins 0-1 0-1

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Jul-31-08  percyblakeney: Poor Dominguez, few players have been congratulated to winning a tournament so many times over a couple of days to end up second.
Jul-31-08  randzo: congratulation to Allekseev and oslo Dominguez to his play before final round
Jul-31-08  DCP23: 2nd blitz game 0-1! Alekseev wins Biel!
Jul-31-08  percyblakeney: If the transmission was correct 36. Bxe3 was winning for Dominguez.
Jul-31-08  17.Bxg7: Congrats to Alekseev for winning Biel. Very interprising play by the Russian after the sac 28..Nxh3. Despite achieving a winning position, Leinier couldn't found the best continuation in time trouble and blundered... Alekseev's time management was better and the Cuban lost another tiebreak definition in his career (together with the two painful loses against Carlsen and Radjabov in FIDE World Cup)

What a shame for Dominguez, especially the way he played his last two classical games, still, a very good result.

Jul-31-08  DCP23: That 2nd blitz was really something special. Pieces flying all over, tactical fireworks galore.
Jul-31-08  Rolfo: Congratulations to the winner! Quite an interesting tourney!
Jul-31-08  DCP23: Told you Alekseev is a very tough customer in tiebreaks! That's how he got past Jakovenko to win the Russian Championship.
Jul-31-08  solskytz: the tiebreaks and 'winning the competition' is simply fun for the watchers. Only the classical games count for any serious consideration.
Jul-31-08  Microdot: 36.Bxe3,Rxe3 37.Qxc4!
if 37...Rxf3+ 38.gxf3,Qxf3+ 39.Ke1 was winning for white. But ofcourse in a blitz game attack is more important than material, as a Rus Alekseev know how to play in blitz!!
Congrats to Alekseev!!
Jul-31-08  vanytchouck: according to Fritz 10 :

at 35...Be3, white was winning 2,99 after 36. Bxe3.

But after 36.Bxc4 ?? Alekseev was winning 4,44.

But have to make it "think" longer.

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.

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Jul-31-08  messachess: to all my readers:--no time for rnd. 10 today, sorry ;-)
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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.

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