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Biel 1991
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 26th annual Biel International Chess Festival was held at Biel, Switzerland in July 1991. Eight grandmasters were invited to take part in the double round robin tournament. The participants were (in order of ELO): Evgeny Bareev (2680), Ulf Andersson (2625), Michael Adams (2615), Alexey Shirov (2610), Larry Christiansen (2600), Viktor Gavrikov (2585), Zdenko Kozul (2560), and Joel Lautier (2560). The average of the combined ratings of all the participants qualified the tournament as a category XV event. Young Shirov distinguished himself by finishing clear first with +5 at the final. The final standings are as follows:

1 Shirov 9.5 points (+6, -1, =7);

2 Bareev 8.5 points (+5, -2, =7);

3 Andersson 7.5 points (+2, -1, =11);

4 Lautier 7.5 points (+4, -3, =7);

5 Christiansen 7 points (+4, -4, =6);

6 Adams 6 points (+4, -6, =4);

7 Gavrikov 5.5 points (+1, -4, =9);

8 Kozul 4.5 points (+3, -8, =3).

Round One, Game #1
Ulf Andersson vs L Christiansen, 1991
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Bareev vs Gavrikov, 1991
(D80) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Z Kozul vs Adams, 1991
(E12) Queen's Indian, 55 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #4
Lautier vs Shirov, 1991
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #5
Adams vs Bareev, 1991
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #6
Ulf Andersson vs Z Kozul, 1991
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #7
L Christiansen vs Shirov, 1991 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Gavrikov vs Lautier, 1991
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #9
Bareev vs Ulf Andersson, 1991 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #10
Z Kozul vs L Christiansen, 1991
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #11
Lautier vs Adams, 1991
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #12
Shirov vs Gavrikov, 1991
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #13
Adams vs Shirov, 1991 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #14
Ulf Andersson vs Lautier, 1991
(A14) English, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #15
L Christiansen vs Gavrikov, 1991
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #16
Z Kozul vs Bareev, 1991
(A90) Dutch, 28 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #17
Bareev vs L Christiansen, 1991 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #18
Gavrikov vs Adams, 1991
(E17) Queen's Indian, 80 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #19
Lautier vs Z Kozul, 1991
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #20
Shirov vs Ulf Andersson, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #21
Ulf Andersson vs Gavrikov, 1991
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #22
Bareev vs Lautier, 1991
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #23
L Christiansen vs Adams, 1991
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #24
Z Kozul vs Shirov, 1991 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #25
Adams vs Ulf Andersson, 1991 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 60 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #26
Gavrikov vs Z Kozul, 1991
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 44 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #27
Lautier vs L Christiansen, 1991
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 47 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #28
Shirov vs Bareev, 1991
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #29
Adams vs Z Kozul, 1991
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #30
L Christiansen vs Ulf Andersson, 1991
(C11) French, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #31
Gavrikov vs Bareev, 1991
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #32
Shirov vs Lautier, 1991
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 47 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #33
Bareev vs Adams, 1991
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 43 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #34
Z Kozul vs Ulf Andersson, 1991
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #35
Lautier vs Gavrikov, 1991
(A21) English, 105 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #36
Shirov vs L Christiansen, 1991
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #37
Adams vs Lautier, 1991 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #38
Ulf Andersson vs Bareev, 1991
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #39
L Christiansen vs Z Kozul, 1991
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 53 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #40
Gavrikov vs Shirov, 1991
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #41
Bareev vs Z Kozul, 1991
(E92) King's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #42
Gavrikov vs L Christiansen, 1991
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #43
Lautier vs Ulf Andersson, 1991
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #44
Shirov vs Adams, 1991
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #45
Adams vs Gavrikov, 1991
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #46
Ulf Andersson vs Shirov, 1991
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #47
L Christiansen vs Bareev, 1991
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #48
Z Kozul vs Lautier, 1991
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Thirteen, Game #49
Adams vs L Christiansen, 1991
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #50
Gavrikov vs Ulf Andersson, 1991
(A15) English, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #51
Lautier vs Bareev, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #52
Shirov vs Z Kozul, 1991 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Fourteen, Game #53
Ulf Andersson vs Adams, 1991
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #54
Bareev vs Shirov, 1991
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #55
L Christiansen vs Lautier, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 78 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen, Game #56
Z Kozul vs Gavrikov, 1991
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

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