Biel free day: Blitz and Youth tournaments

7/29/2013 – Sunday was a free day at the Chess Festival – the GM tournament continues on Monday with round seven. The day was spent with a giant blitz tournament, with 141 participants, and was duely won by 17-year-old GM Richard Rapport. Enchanting the youth chess tournaments, sponsored by the Swiss foundation Vinetum, played in three groups: U18, U13 and U10. As we said: enchanting.

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GM Tournament in memoriam Olivier Breisacher

The GM tournament this year is in memory of Olivier Breisacher, who for more than 15 years looked after the organisation, reporting and external communications around the grandmasters tournament in Biel. The tournament is a ten-round double round robin, played from July 22nd to August 1st, with games starting at 2 p.m. local time.

Blitz Chess Tournament – Final Standings after 13 Rounds

The Blitz tournament with 141 participants took place on Sunday

It was won by GM Richard Rapport (middle), ahead of GM Boris Grachev (2nd) and GM Kurnosov Igor (3rd). Below are the top scorers – full results of all 141 players are here.

Rk Name Title Rtng Nat. + = Pts TB1 TB2
1. Rapport,Richard GM 2693 HUN 9 2 2 10.0 110.0 1201.0
2. Grachev,Boris GM 2683 RUS 9 2 2 10.0 108.5 1212.5
3. Kurnosov,Igor GM 2657 RUS 9 2 2 10.0 105.5 1188.5
4. Cvitan,Ognjen GM 2562 CRO 9 2 2 10.0 105.0 1190.5
5. Bartel,Mateusz GM 2619 POL 8 3 2 9.5 103.0 1183.5
6. Lampert,Jonas   2373 GER 8 3 2 9.5 101.0 1146.0
7. Farid,Firmansyah IM 2396 INA 8 3 2 9.5 97.5 1132.0
8. Wirig,Anthony GM 2496 FRA 9 1 3 9.5 97.0 1126.0
9. Zubarev,Alexander GM 2550 UKR 9 1 3 9.5 95.0 1112.5
10. Gharamian,Tigran GM 2655 FRA 8 2 3 9.0 104.5 1180.5
11. Smeets,Jan GM 2643 NED 9 0 4 9.0 102.0 1158.0
12. Saric,Ivan GM 2639 CRO 6 6 1 9.0 98.5 1138.5
13. Antipov,Mikhail IM 2490 RUS 9 0 4 9.0 97.5 1135.0
14. Erdos,Viktor GM 2650 HUN 7 3 3 8.5 102.0 1139.5
15. Salem,A R. Saleh GM 2531 UAE 8 1 4 8.5 101.5 1157.5
16. Ganguly,Surya GM 2628 IND 7 3 3 8.5 100.5 1142.5
17. Saric,Ante GM 2565 CRO 7 3 3 8.5 96.0 1138.0
18. Donchenko,Alexand IM 2477 GER 7 3 3 8.5 95.5 1117.0
19. Bartel,Michal FM 2276 POL 8 1 4 8.5 95.0 1117.5
20. Susanto,Megaranto GM 2524 INA 8 1 4 8.5 94.5 1125.5
21. Solak,Dragan GM 2598 TUR 8 1 4 8.5 93.5 1084.5
22. Moor,Olivier IM 2391 SUI 7 3 3 8.5 92.5 1093.5
23. Cebalo,Miso GM 2438 CRO 7 2 4 8.0 100.0 1161.5
24. Kaczmarczyk,Denni   2371 GER 7 2 4 8.0 95.0 1096.0
25. Celsie,Monica Sih WIM 2285 INA 8 0 5 8.0 92.0 1045.5
26. Muhammad,Lufti Al CM 2279 INA 7 2 4 8.0 91.5 1075.0
27. Gallagher,Joe GM 2508 SUI 7 2 4 8.0 91.0 1047.0
28. Medina,Warda Auli WIM 2286 INA 7 2 4 8.0 89.5 1057.5
29. Masruri,Rahman   2174 INA 7 2 4 8.0 89.0 1033.0
30. Lehmann,Marco FM 2344 SUI 7 2 4 8.0 88.5 1070.0
31. Gerber,Richard IM 2416 SUI 8 0 5 8.0 87.5 1055.5
32. Huss,Andreas IM 2346 SUI 8 0 5 8.0 86.5 1044.5
33. Haussernot,Cecile WFM 2135 FRA 8 0 5 8.0 81.5 1003.0

The winner, Richard Rapport, in action in the Blitz competition

Playing five-minute games in the sweltering heat of a Swiss summer

Best Swiss: Joe Gallagher (2nd), IM Oliver Moor (Swiss Champion), Lehmann Marco (3rd)

Youth tournaments

Winners of the Vinetum Youth Tournament (Cat. U18): Nathan Parratt (3rd) , Yanis Vonnez, Lucas Bueche (Shared 1st), with GM Yannick Pelletier (Member of the Organising Committee)

Rk Name Rtng Nat. G + = Pts Buchh
1. Vonnez,Yanis 1557 SUI 7 5 1 1 5.5 24.0
1. Bueche,Lucas 1476 SUI 7 5 1 1 5.5 24.0
3. Parratt,Nathan 1581 FRA 7 5 0 2 5.0 27.5
4. Reif,Gerold 1880 GER 7 5 0 2 5.0 24.5
5. Barnicol,Georges 1405 FRA 7 4 0 3 4.0 23.5
6. Maradan,Christell 1479 SUI 7 2 2 3 3.0 24.0
7. Lips,Adrian 1517 SUI 7 2 1 4 2.5 26.0
8. Albrecht,Manuel   SUI 7 2 1 4 2.5 21.0
9. Buergy,Lucas 1369 SUI 7 2 0 5 2.0 25.5

The podium of the Vinetum Youth Tournament (Cat. U13): Cyrill De Jonckheere (2nd), Fabian Baenziger (Winner), Lukas Meier (3rd), with GM Yannick Pelletier

Rk Name Rtng Nat. G + = Pts Buchh
1. Baenziger,Fabian 1667 SUI 7 7 0 0 7.0 29.5
2. De Jonckheere,Cyrill 1559 SUI 7 5 0 2 5.0 31.0
3. Meier,Lukas 1633 SUI 7 5 0 2 5.0 30.5
4. Duong,Yisam 1742 SUI 7 5 0 2 5.0 30.5
5. Zaza,Alexandre 1652 SUI 7 5 0 2 5.0 28.5
6. Piskaykin,Bogdan 1618 GER 7 5 0 2 5.0 23.5
7. Li Dong,Vicente 1538 POR 7 4 0 3 4.0 32.0
8. Kreutzmann,Duke 1560 SUI 7 4 0 3 4.0 28.0
9. Lo Presti,Max 1536 SUI 7 4 0 3 4.0 27.5
10. Barth,Can-Elian 1398 SUI 7 4 0 3 4.0 26.5
11. Parratt,Camille 1303 FRA 7 4 0 3 4.0 23.5
12. Kuenzi,Matthias   SUI 7 4 0 3 4.0 23.5

Winners of the Vinetum Youth Tournament (Cat. U10): Colin Cordey (2nd), Hovhannes Mkrtchyan (Winner), Daniel Fischer (3rd), with GM Yannick Pelletier, who was used in the last three pictures to give you an idea of the relative heights of the participants.

Rk Name Rtng Nat. G + = Pts Buchh
1. Mkrtchyan,Hovhannes 1405 ARM 7 6 0 1 6.0 33.0
2. Cordey,Colin 1461 SUI 7 5 1 1 5.5 31.5
3. Fischer,Daniel 1685 SUI 7 5 1 1 5.5 30.0
4. Mkrtchyan,Anahit 1507 ARM 7 5 0 2 5.0 32.0
5. Marketos,Richard   SUI 7 5 0 2 5.0 28.0
6. Reif,Richard 911 GER 7 5 0 2 5.0 24.5
7. Schlegel,Igor 1505 SUI 7 4 0 3 4.0 30.0
8. Ruettimann,Eric 1411 SUI 7 4 0 3 4.0 28.5
9. Williams,Johann 1327 SUI 7 4 0 3 4.0 28.5
10. Lachabelle,Elia   SUI 7 4 0 3 4.0 24.5
11. Belaz,Cedric   SUI 7 4 0 3 4.0 23.0
12. Reif,Ludwig   GER 7 4 0 3 4.0 21.5

Kids in action – in the Vinetum Youth Tournament

So young and already exchanging rooks like the professionals

Always an inspiration – to watch young people using their brains

Or, to be more precise, to see how they are clearly enjoying it

Science has shown that chewing on your fingers helps calculate variations

With a name like Hovhannes Mkrtchyan you are clearly the strongest U10

Some day I'll show you guys how to really play this game...

As we said: just inspiring to watch

Photos by Stefan Tock, Marie Boyard and Pascal Simon for ChessBase


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