Biel: Wojtaszek wins!

7/29/2020 – Radoslaw Wojtaszek won the 2020 Grandmaster Triathlon in Biel thanks to his strong performance in all three disciplines — the Polish GM won the Rapid, tied in first in the Blitz and was the second highest scorer in the Classical. Pentala Harikrishna finished in second place, despite getting by far the best score in the Classical (+4). It was his poor showing in the Blitz that prevented him from winning the event. Michael Adams came in third place.

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Classical - Round 7

Express report

The Grandmaster Tournament will run from July 19 through July 29, using the results of the ACCENTUS Chess960 event as the tiebreaker. First up on the schedule is the rapid single round-robin event to be played on July 29.


Previous reports:


Round 7 results

Radoslaw Wojtaszek 4 : 0 Noël Studer
Romain Édouard  4 : 0 Vincent Keymer 
David Antón Guijarro  0 : 4 Pentala Harikrishna
Michael Adams 4 : 0  Arkadij Naiditsch

Final standings

Rank Name Classical Rapid Blitz Total
1 GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek 14 12 11 37
2 GM Pentala Harikrishna 20½ 10 6 36½
3 GM Michael Adams 16½ 8 11 35½
4 GM Vincent Keymer  13½ 10 28
5 GM Arkadij Naiditsch 11 5 22½
6 GM David Antón Guijarro 4 22
7 GM Romain Édouard 10 4 17½
8 GM Noël Studer 7 3 5 15

See more details about the tournament below.


Live games and commentary

 

Commentary by Australian GM Ian Rogers


Format

The tournament is played as a triathlon combining classical, rapid and blitz chess.

Time controls

  • Classical: 40 moves in 100 minutes, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move.
  • Rapid: 15 minutes plus 5-second increments per move.
  • Blitz: 3 minutes plus 2-second increments per move.

Points per game

  • Classical: 4 points for a win and 1½ points for a draw
  • Rapid: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw
  • Blitz: 1 point for a win and ½ points for a draw

The points are added up for the overall ranking. In the event of a tie, the ranking in the Chess960 Tournament will decide.

Schedule

Date GM Tournament
July 19 Rapid (7 rounds)
July 20 -
July 21 Round 1
July 22 Round 2
July 23 Round 3
July 24 Round 4
July 25 Blitz (14 rounds)
July 26 -
July 27 Round 5
July 28 Round 6
July 29 Round 7

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sedarpl sedarpl 7/29/2020 07:24
Brawo Radek!!
Karbuncle Karbuncle 7/27/2020 01:34
Dad joke incoming: Lets hope the touch-move rule doesn't apply to the virus!
Queenslander Queenslander 7/19/2020 01:42
Thank you for the wonderful commentary from Aussie legend GM Ian Rogers.
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