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Biel R03: Three draws again

7/24/2013 – "In round three of the Biel GM tournament we saw caution, blunders and brilliance!" says Daniel King in his marvelous 3½-minute video summary of the day's events. This is a special service by the ChessBase team in Biel and is delivered just hours after the round has ended. In addition there are videos of the analysis sessions with the players, recorded immediately after the games. Round three report.

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.

Round three report

24.07.2013 14:00: Round 3
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Etienne Bacrot ½-½ (40)
Alexander Moiseenko - Ian Nepomniachtchi ½-½ (27)
Ding Liren - Richard Rapport ½-½ (40)

Summary of round three by GM Daniel King

These video summaries represent a pioneer effort by GM Daniel King and Pascal Simon to give us a feel for what has happened in each round of the Biel GM tournament. They require just three minutes of your time and should not be missed. We thank our team for providing them just hours after the rounds end.

The game Moiseenko vs Nepomniachtchi was the first to end, after 27 moves

The start of the French-French duel Vachier-Lagrave vs Bacrot (draw in 40)

Ding Liren vs Richard Rapport also ended after 40 moves in a draw

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Video analysis with the players

The first game to end was Alexander Moiseenko-Ian Nepomniachtchi, which was analysed
by GM Daniel King with the players on Playchess immediately after it was over.

Biel 2013 Round 3: Alexander Moiseenko vs Ian Nepomniachtchi

Biel 2013 Round 3: Ding Liren vs Richard Rapport

Biel 2013 Round 3: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Etienne Bacrot

Photos by Pascal Simon for ChessBase

Schedule and results

22.07.2013 14:00: Round 1
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Etienne Bacrot ½-½ (46)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Richard Rapport ½-½ (22)
Alexander Moiseenko - Ding Liren ½-½ (41)

23.07.2013 14:00: Round 2
Etienne Bacrot - Ding Liren 1-0 (43)
Richard Rapport - Alexander Moiseenko 0-1 (38)
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 0-1 (63)

24.07.2013 14:00: Round 3
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Etienne Bacrot ½-½ (40)
Alexander Moiseenko - Ian Nepomniachtchi ½-½ (27)
Ding Liren - Richard Rapport ½-½ (40)

25.07.2013 14:00: Round 4
Alexander Moiseenko - Etienne Bacrot
Ding Liren - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Richard Rapport - Ian Nepomniachtchi

26.07.2013 14:00: Round 5
Etienne Bacrot - Richard Rapport
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Ding Liren
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Alexander Moiseenko

27.07.2013 14:00: Round 6
Etienne Bacrot - Ian Nepomniachtchi
Richard Rapport - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Ding Liren - Alexander Moiseenko

28.07.2013: Rest Day!

29.07.2013 14:00: Round 7
Ding Liren - Etienne Bacrot
Alexander Moiseenko - Richard Rapport
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Ian Nepomniachtchi

30.07.2013 14:00: Round 8
Etienne Bacrot - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Alexander Moiseenko
Richard Rapport - Ding Liren

31.07.2013 14:00: Round 9
Richard Rapport - Etienne Bacrot
Ding Liren - Ian Nepomniachtchi
Alexander Moiseenko - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

01.08.2013 14:00: Round 10
Etienne Bacrot - Alexander Moiseenko
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Ding Liren
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Richard Rapport


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