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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave supreme in Biel

The 47th Biel Chess Festival “In Memoriam Hans Suri” took place on 12-25th July, 2014, in Biel/Bienne, a town in Switzerland.

The strong event was a double round-robin tournament with the participation of: last-year winner Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2766, Anish Giri NED 2750, Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 2733, Pentala Harikrishna IND 2726, Alexander Motylev 2698 and Yifan Hou CHN 2629

The average rating of the tournament of 2717 made it 19th FIDE Category.

The French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave emerged champion with 6/10 points. His only loss in the penultimate ninth round against Anish Giri didn’t spoil the winning performance.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Radoslaw Wojtaszek took clear second with 5,5 points, while Pentala Harikrishna, Anish Giri and Yifan Hou shared third place on 5 points each.

Alexander Motylev finished sixth with 3,5 points.

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Final standings:

1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2766 6
2. Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 2733 5½
3. Pentala Harikrishna IND 5
4. Anish Giri NED 2750 5
5. Yifan Hou CHN 2629 5
6. Alexander Motylev RUS 2698 3½

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