Biel Chess Fest R8: Giri Turns the Tables on Bacrot

The Biel Chess Festival is a round-robin among top six GMs – Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Etienne Bacrot, Wang Hao and Viktor Bologan. According to the traditional standings after eight rounds, Magnus Carlsen leads with 6.0 points. Wang Hao and Anish Giri have 5.5 points each. Hikaru Nakamura is on 4.0. Etienne Bacrot has 2.5 and Viktor Bologan, who is filling up for Alexander Morozevich, has 0.5.

Bacrot, Etienne – Giri, Anish

Result: 0-1
Site: Biel SUI
Date: 2012.07

[…] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 d6 3.d4 ¤f6 4.¤c3 cxd4 5.¤xd4 a6 6.h3 e6 7.g4 ¥e7 8.g5 ¤fd7 9.h4 b5 10.¥g2 ¥b7 11.O-O ¤c6 12.¤xc6 ¥xc6 13.¥e3 h6 14.f4 hxg5 15.hxg5 b4 16.¤e2 e5 17.a3 a5 18.£d2 ¤c5 19.fxe5 bxa3 20.¦xa3 ¤xe4 21.¤d4 dxe5 22.¤xc6 ¤xd2 23.¤xd8 ¤xf1 24.¢xf1 ¦xd8 25.¦xa5 f6 26.gxf6 gxf6 27.c4 ¦h2 28.¢g1 ¦h4 29.¥d5 ¦b8 30.c5 ¦h3 31.¥f2 ¦d3 32.c6 ¥d8 33.¦c5 ¦xb2 34.¥e4 ¦d1+ 35.¢g2 ¦dd2

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