Biel R07: A long and grueling day

by ChessBase
7/29/2013 – That's what our commentator Daniel King calls round seven. The first game to end was Ding Liren vs Etienne Bacrot, a precarious draw in 57. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave almost blew it against Ian Nepomniachtchi, but finally sunk the putt after 66 moves. And Alexander Moiseenko needed 75 moves to bring down youngster Richard Rapport, who surprised him with a flashy defence. Round seven report.

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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 seven report

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)

Summary of round seven 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 round's end.

Play of the day

Biel 2013 Round 7 Play of the Day

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The first game to finish: Ding Liren vs Etienne Bacrot, draw after five hours and 57 moves

Alexander Moiseenko vs Richard Rapport was the longest game of the day ...

Rapport, under pressure, played an incredible move (27...g5) which did not save him

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave outplayed Ian Nepomniachtchi in the middlegame ...

... then looked like he would throw away the win ...

... but in the end managed to defeat Nepomniachtchi in 66 moves.

Photos by Pascal Simon for ChessBase

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Video analysis with the players

Biel 2013 Round 7: Ding Liren - Etienne Bacrot

On the free day Bacrot, Vachier-Lagrave and Moiseekno try their hand at ...

... a round of mini-golf, with Maxime delicately aiming a putt ...

... while Alexander is more practical about it

GMs commenting on a move of their colleague

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
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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