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Biel R04: Ding Liren beats Vachier-Lagrave

7/25/2013 – The other two games were each drawn in 35 moves, whild this game of the day lasted just 28 moves. It came to a head on move 18, when the French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave played an incautious knight move, which was thoroughly punished by his Chinese opponent. We have the games, results and video postmortems with the players in our round four 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 four report

25.07.2013 14:00: Round 4
Alexander Moiseenko - Etienne Bacrot ½-½ (35)
Ding Liren - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 (28)
Richard Rapport - Ian Nepomniachtchi ½-½ (35)

Summary of round four 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.

Play of the day

Biel 2013 Round 4 Play of the Day - Ding Liren vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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China's second highest ranked GM, Ding Liren, in action against ...

... French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, seen in a typical pose

Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi at minus one ...

... same as Richard Rapport, who still has to switch on the afterburners

Leaders with 2.5/4 points: French GM Etienne Bacrot ...

... and GM Alexander Moiseenko of Ukraine

Our commentator Daniel King watching the games with the audience

Current standings

Video analysis with the players

Biel 2013 Round 4 Ding Liren - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Ding to King in the postmortem: This is where he went wrong!

Biel 2013 Round 4 Richard Rapport - Ian Nepomniachtchi

Biel 2013 Round 4 Alexander Moiseenko - 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 ½-½ (35)
Ding Liren - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 (28)
Richard Rapport - Ian Nepomniachtchi ½-½ (35)

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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