Biel: Masters draw, juniors score

by André Schulz
7/26/2016 – On Sunday Peter Svidler and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave played the rapid part of their match in Biel. Vachier-Lagrave won 2.5-1.5. On Monday the masters changed pace and played the first of four games with classical time-control - a draw. But the "Junior Challenge" brought two decisive results. In his video summary Daniel King provides an overview of the day, presents highlights and interviews the players. Video, impressions, games...

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The 49th International Chess Festival Biel is taking place from Saturday, July 23 until Wednesday, August 3 2016. The exact schedule and further information are now published on the official website. Here are the main links:

 

 

The first game with classical time-control in the match between Peter Svidler and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ended in a draw. Daniel King is in Biel and followed and commented (which he will do daily from 17.00 CEST onward) games and events live from the playing venue in Biel, occasionally supported by guests such as tournament director grandmaster Yannick Pelletier.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Peter Svidler

Masters Challenge

 

Junior Challenge

Parallel to the "Masters Challenge" four young talents take the stage of the congress hall in Biel and play the "Junior Challenge". As in the "Masters" the results of the rapid and the games with classical time-control will be added - classical games counting twice as much as the rapid games.

Yesterday Benjamin Bok won against Nico Georgiadis and Francesco Rambaldi defeated Noel Studer.

Nico Georgiadis

Benjamin Bok

Noel Studer

Francesco Rambaldi

Junior Challenge

 

 

The Master Open

Nikita Vitiugov (right) is Elo-favorite

Vitiugov

Sam Shankland

Cecile Haussernot

Romain Edouard

The Amateur Open

 

Photos and video: Pascal Simon

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tom_70 tom_70 7/27/2016 12:28
Haussernot=HauserHOT
KOTLD KOTLD 7/26/2016 03:55
Cecile Haussernot - wow !
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