Biel Chess Fest R6: Giri Breaks Bologan’s Dogged Defense

The Biel Chess Festival at present has Wang Hao in lead and Anish Giri just half a point behind. The 2012 Biel Chess Festival is taking place from July 23rd to August 2nd with a double round robin Master Tournament including Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Viktor Bologan (in place of Alexander Morozevich), Wang Hao, Etienne Bacrot and Anish Giri. Here is a nice Round 6 game that gave Anish Giri a win to move into second place despite Bologan’s tough fight.

Giri, Anish (2696) – Bologan, Viktor (2732)

Result: 1-0
Site: Biel SUI
Date: 2012.07.28

[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.¤f3 g6 3.c4 c5 4.g3 cxd4 5.¤xd4 d5 6.¥g2 e5 7.¤f3 ¥b4+ 8.¤bd2 e4 9.¤d4 O-O 10.¤c2 ¥e7 11.O-O ¥e6 12.b3 ¤c6 13.¥b2 dxc4 14.bxc4 £b6 15.¦b1 £a6 16.¥xf6 ¥xf6 17.¤xe4 ¥g7 18.¤c5 £xc4 19.¤xb7 £c3 20.¦c1 ¤e7 21.¤e3 £e5 22.¤c4 £f6 23.£a4 ¦ab8 24.¤c5 ¤c8 25.£a6 ¦e8 26.e3 £e7 27.¤xe6 £xe6 28.£xe6 ¦xe6 29.¦b1 ¦xb1 30.¦xb1 ¤b6 31.¤d2 ¦d6 32.¤e4 ¦c6 33.¦d1 ¥f8 34.h4 ¢g7 35.¥f3 ¦c2 36.¦d2 ¦c1+ 37.¦d1 ¦c2 38.¦d2 ¦c1+ 39.¢g2 ¥b4 40.¦b2 a5 41.¤d2 ¦c3 42.¤b3 ¤c4 43.¦e2 a4 44.¤d4 ¥c5 45.¤c6 a3 46.¥e4 f5 47.¥d5 ¤b2 48.¤e5 ¥b4 49.¤f3 ¦c5 50.e4 fxe4 51.¦xe4 ¦b5 52.¥b3 ¦b7 53.¤d4 ¤d3 54.¥c4 ¤c5 55.¦e3 ¤d7 56.¤e6+ ¢h8 57.¦d3 ¥e7 58.¦e3 ¤f6 59.¥b3 ¥b4 60.¦e2 ¦b8 61.¦c2 ¥d6 62.¦c6 ¥e5 63.¦a6 ¥b2 64.¦a7 ¤e4 65.¦c7 ¥e5 66.¦e7 ¥f6 67.¦a7 ¥b2 68.f3 ¤c3 69.¢h3 h6 70.¥c4 ¦c8 71.¥b3 ¦b8 72.¤c5 ¤b5 73.¦d7 ¤d4 74.¥d5 ¤f5 75.¤d3 ¤e3 76.¥e4 ¦b6 77.¤f4 g5 78.¤h5 ¢g8 79.¦d3 ¥c1 80.¦c3 ¥d2 81.¦xa3 ¦b2 82.¥g6 ¦b8 83.¦d3 ¥c1 84.¦c3 ¥d2 85.¦c7 ¦f8 86.¥e4 gxh4 87.¢xh4 ¤f5+ 88.¢g4 ¤d6 89.¥d5+ ¢h8 90.f4 ¤f5 91.¥e4 ¥a5 92.¦c6

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