Wojtaszek wins 53rd Biel GMT, Harikrishna finishes second
Harikrishna gave his all and won the final round against Anton Guijarro. However Wojtaszek also won his game against Studer. Thus Wojtaszek won the 53rd Biel Chess Festival GMT with 37 points, Harikrishna finished at second position with 36.5 points and Adams secured the third position with 35.5 points. Harikrishna was the best in Classical event as he scored an unbeaten 5.5/7 and he also beat the eventual champion Wojtaszek in Round 5. That's not all, Harikrishna's 2878 performance allowed him to gain 13 rating points and he is now World no.20 according to the live ratings list. He has also regained India no.2 spot. Harikrishna had quite a fantastic event. Photo: Biel Chess Festival
Harikrishna best in the Classical event
Harikrishna scored an unbeaten 5.5/7 and performed at 2878 which propelled him to World no.20 with a live rating of 2732. His overall ranking in 53rd Biel GMT is second, due to the total accumulated score in Classical, Rapid and Blitz. However he had a fantastic event as he defeated the eventual champion Wojtaszek in Round 5 of the Classical event. Wojtaszek's final score was 37, Harikrishna finished at 36.5 and Adams finished third with 35.5 points. The battle between top three was incredibly close. Adams grinded his opponent Naiditsch in a Rook and two minor piece endgame for 30 moves before his opponent made a mistake and Adams walked away with a win. Romain Edouard beat Vincent Keymer in the final round.
Anton Guijarro - Harikrishna 0-1
Despite having the white Anton Guijarro did not manage to choose the right opening in the final round. Harikrishna managed to equalize easily in Semi-Slav and then he pushed for an advantage, since he was almost in a must-win situation.
Anton Guijarro - Harikrishna
The game continued with 23.Nb5 and soon white was in a lot of trouble. Find out what white should have played instead.
White's final mistake in the game was 26.Nf5. Find out why it is a mistake and what white could have done instead.
Wojtaszek - Studer 1-0
Studer played very aggressively against Wojtaszek and at one point he managed to stir up trouble for his opponent. Unfortunately for him, he couldn't capitalize on it.
Wojtaszek - Studer
The game continued with 25...Nh5 which allowed white to get back in the game 26.Ne6. Find out what black should have done instead to maintain the pressure.
Edouard - Keymer 1-0
Romain Edouard finished the tournament on a high note as he beat Vincent Keymer in the final round.
Edouard - Keymer
27...Rad8 is a blunder, find out why.
Adams - Naiditsch 1-0
Adams grinded Rook and double Knight vs Rook, Knight and Bishop endgame for 30 moves, before his opponent Naiditsch made an error which caused his position to worsen and eventually lose the game.
Adams - Naiditsch
In a seemingly equal position, black made a mistake with 52...Kf5. Find out how white can take advantage of it.
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Rapid: Win - 2 and Draw - 1 point.
Classical: Win - 4 and Draw - 1.5 points.
Blitz: Win - 1 and Draw - 0.5 point.