Biel R02: 3-0! All games decisive

by ChessBase
7/23/2013 – Yesterday all the games were drawn, today all brought decisions: Etienne Bacrot beat Ding Linren with white, while Alexander Moiseenko and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave overcame Richard Rapport and Ian Nepomniachtchi with the black pieces. Our full report is now up, with pictures and video interviews with the players, and a video summary of the round by GM Daniel King.

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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 two report

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)

Full summary of round two by GM Daniel King

Richard Rapport (above left) came out well from this B31 Sicilian but over-optimistically sacrificed a pawn and never recovered from the advantage it gave...

... the winner of this game Alexander Moiseenko

Etienne Bacrot (above) was not doing too well against Ding Liren's King's Indian...

... but the Chinese GM grabbed a pawn and got a position that he could not defend.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave gained a small advantage in a Grünfeld and ground down...

... Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, who had to resign after 63 moves.

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Video analysis with the players

GM Daniel King analysing with the players on Playchess after their games

Biel 2013 Round 2 Richard Rapport - Alexander Moiseenko

Biel 2013 Round 2 Ian Nepomniachtchi - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Biel 2013 Round 2 Etienne Bacrot - Ding Liren

Biel 2013 Round 2 Play of the Day - Rapport vs. Moiseenko

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
Alexander Moiseenko - Ian Nepomniachtchi
Ding Liren - Richard Rapport

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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