Biel R08: two wins, Ding catches Bacrot

7/31/2013 – "If you want to study endgames you should look at some of the games from this event," says commentator Danny King. In the French duel Bacrot vs Vachier-Lagrave the former hung on by the skin of his teeth, while Moiseenko went down to Nepomniachtchi – both in difficult rook and pawn endings. The most remarkable game, Rapport vs Ding Liren, is extensively commented by King and Ding.

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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.

Round eight report

30.07.2013 14:00: Round 8
Etienne Bacrot - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ (66)
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Alexander Moiseenko 1-0 (76)
Richard Rapport - Ding Liren 0-1 (59)

Summary of round eight 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 8 Play of the Day: Richard Rapport vs Ding Liren

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"This time I really did not deserve to draw," said Etienne Bacrot after the game

Youngster Richard Rapport lost another game, this time against ...

... Chinese GM Ding Liren, just three years his senior

Ian Nepomniachtchi won his first game in Biel, beating Alexander Moiseenko

Photos by Pascal Simon for ChessBase

Current standings

Video analysis with the players

Biel 2013 Round 8: Richard Rapport-Ding Liren


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 1-0 (35)
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Ding Liren ½-½ (66)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Alexander Moiseenko ½-½ (40)

27.07.2013 14:00: Round 6
Etienne Bacrot - Ian Nepomniachtchi ½-½ (38)
Richard Rapport - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ (40)
Ding Liren - Alexander Moiseenko 1-0 (40)

28.07.2013: Rest Day!

29.07.2013 14:00: Round 7
Ding Liren - Etienne Bacrot ½-½ (57)
Alexander Moiseenko - Richard Rapport 1-0 (75)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Ian Nepomniachtchi 1-0 (66)

30.07.2013 14:00: Round 8
Etienne Bacrot - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ (66)
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Alexander Moiseenko 1-0 (76)
Richard Rapport - Ding Liren 0-1 (59)

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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