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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 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pelletier vs Lautier  ½-½512001BielA17 English
2. Grischuk vs Lautier  ½-½262001BielC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Svidler vs Gelfand  ½-½212001BielC42 Petrov Defense
4. Grischuk vs Pelletier ½-½612001BielC02 French, Advance
5. Svidler vs Korchnoi  ½-½202001BielC11 French
6. Lautier vs Gelfand  ½-½202001BielE15 Queen's Indian
7. Gelfand vs Grischuk  ½-½292001BielD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. Lautier vs Pelletier  ½-½362001BielD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Grischuk vs Svidler  ½-½442001BielB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Korchnoi vs Gelfand  ½-½222001BielE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
11. Grischuk vs Korchnoi ½-½312001BielC02 French, Advance
12. Svidler vs Lautier  ½-½252001BielB30 Sicilian
13. Pelletier vs Gelfand ½-½422001BielE12 Queen's Indian
14. Lautier vs Grischuk ½-½282001BielD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. Gelfand vs Svidler  ½-½282001BielA15 English
16. Grischuk vs Gelfand  ½-½252001BielC42 Petrov Defense
17. Svidler vs Pelletier ½-½592001BielC18 French, Winawer
18. Korchnoi vs Svidler ½-½162001BielD85 Grunfeld
19. 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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