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🏆 Biel Blitz (2012)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Morozevich, Pentala Harikrishna, Wang Hao, Etienne Bacrot, Yannick Pelletier, Alexandra Kosteniuk

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bacrot vs Carlsen 1-0522012Biel BlitzA20 English
2. Bacrot vs Nakamura ½-½422012Biel BlitzA13 English
3. Morozevich vs Nakamura 0-1522012Biel BlitzD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kosteniuk vs Bacrot  ½-½412012Biel BlitzC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Bacrot vs Kosteniuk 1-0562012Biel BlitzE15 Queen's Indian
6. Nakamura vs Morozevich 1-0612012Biel BlitzA13 English
7. Pelletier vs Morozevich 0-1252012Biel BlitzA06 Reti Opening
8. Carlsen vs Bacrot 0-1392012Biel BlitzB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. Carlsen vs Bacrot 1-0312012Biel BlitzC53 Giuoco Piano
10. Morozevich vs Pelletier  1-0352012Biel BlitzE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Kosteniuk vs Wang Hao ½-½662012Biel BlitzB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Nakamura vs Harikrishna 1-0372012Biel BlitzB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
13. Pelletier vs Morozevich 1-0512012Biel BlitzA06 Reti Opening
14. Wang Hao vs Kosteniuk 0-1312012Biel BlitzE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
15. Harikrishna vs Nakamura  ½-½432012Biel BlitzA04 Reti Opening
16. Nakamura vs Bacrot 1-0272012Biel BlitzA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member This event was knockout format in three rounds:

Round 1: Bacrot beats Carlsen. Kosteniuk beats Wang Hao. Morozevich beats Pelletier. Nakamura beats Harikrishna.

Round 2: Bacrot beats Kosteniuk. Nakamura beats Morozevich.

Round 3: Nakamura beats Bacrot.


Jul-23-12  hellopolgar: Go Nakamura!
Jul-23-12  waustad: Thanx!
Jul-24-12  Xeroxx: Discuss
Jul-31-12  TheaN: What were the rules for the third game in a round, Armageddon? It strikes me that in both conclusive games, Black won (Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2012 & Pelletier vs Morozevich, 2012)
Jun-06-15  zanzibar: The comment by <chessgames> should be promoted into the intro section. Which should probably copy over the tournament conditions (in case the link goes stale):

<The Exhibition Blitz Tournament, celebrating the 45 years of the Festival, will be held on Sunday 22nd July, 14.00 pm, as a knockout event with 8 invited Grandmasters.

Magnus Carlsen NOR (Seeded Nr 1)
Hikaru Nakamaura USA (Nr 2)
Alexander Morozevich RUS (Nr 3)
Wang Hao CHN (Nr 4)
Etienne Bacrot FRA (Nr 5)
Pentala Harikrishna IND (Nr 6)
Yannick Pelletier SUI (Nr 7)
Alexandra Kosteniuk RUS (Nr 8)

Playing System: Two games with 5+ 2/move.

If 1-1, one Armageddon game with 5 for white (has to win) and 4 for black.> (not stale yet)

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