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Biel 2001
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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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 6/10 ** ½½ 1½ 01 10 1½

2 Svidler 5.5/10 ½½ ** ½½ 0½ 1½ 1½

3 Gelfand 5/10 0½ ½½ ** 1½ ½½ ½½

4 Pelletier 4.5/10 10 1½ 0½ ** ½½ ½0

5 Lautier 4.5/10 01 0½ ½½ ½½ ** ½½

6 Grischuk 4.5/10 0½ 0½ ½½ ½1 ½½ **

Round One, Game #1
Gelfand vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 50 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #2
Pelletier vs Lautier, 2001
(A17) English, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Svidler vs Grischuk, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #4
Gelfand vs Pelletier, 2001
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #5
Korchnoi vs Grischuk, 2001 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #6
Lautier vs Svidler, 2001 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #7
Grischuk vs Lautier, 2001
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #8
Pelletier vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(A14) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #9
Svidler vs Gelfand, 2001
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #10
Grischuk vs Pelletier, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #11
Lautier vs Gelfand, 2001
(E15) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #12
Svidler vs Korchnoi, 2001
(C11) French, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #13
Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2001
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #14
Korchnoi vs Lautier, 2001 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #15
Pelletier vs Svidler, 2001 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #16
Grischuk vs Svidler, 2001
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #17
Korchnoi vs Gelfand, 2001
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #18
Lautier vs Pelletier, 2001
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #19
Grischuk vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #20
Pelletier vs Gelfand, 2001 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #21
Svidler vs Lautier, 2001
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #22
Gelfand vs Svidler, 2001
(A15) English, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #23
Korchnoi vs Pelletier, 2001
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #24
Lautier vs Grischuk, 2001 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #25
Grischuk vs Gelfand, 2001
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #26
Lautier vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #27
Svidler vs Pelletier, 2001 
(C18) French, Winawer, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #28
Korchnoi vs Svidler, 2001 
(D85) Grunfeld, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #29
Pelletier vs Grischuk, 2001
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #30
Gelfand vs Lautier, 2001
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

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