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Biel, third round: no draws and new leaders

So far, the main event at the Biel Festival has lived up to the spectators' hopes - there is no lack of fighting to complain about.  Yesterday, all three games were lively battles that ended decisively. 

The most experienced player was unable to maintain the lead gained by his win at the start

ADAMS - VACHIER-LAGRAVE

In a complicated position, Adams lost the thread:
17.Nxe5? After the correct move 17.exd5 Bd6 (17...Nd3 18.Be3 Nxd5 leads to a promising position for White: 19.Rxd3! cxd3 20.Qxd3 Nf6 21.Nxb5) 18. Be3 Ng6 Black has compensation for the pawn, in an unclear position.
17...Qxe5 18.f4 Bc5+ 19.Be3 Maybe the Englishman missed that after 19.Kh2 Qe7 he cannot play 20.e5 because of 20...Ng4+!, whilst if 19.Kh1, then 19...Nxe4.

19...Qh5 20. Rd2 dxe4 Having won a pawn, Vachier confidently realised his advantage on move 36. 0-1

NAVARA - RAPPORT

After his usual opening adventures, Rapport had achieved decent play and then outplayed his opponent, but several mistakes just before the time control spoilt an excellent game. 
38...a3 (Stronger is the calm 38...Rxg3 39.f7 Bf8 with a large advantage) 39.f7 Rxg3? Missing a tactical blow. After 39...Rf8 40.Rf1 a2 (Threatening to take on f7) Navara would probably have had to play 41.Ra1 (Totally depressing is 41.Nb3 Ba4 42.Na1 Be5) and suffer in an ending a pawn down, although the reduced material means that White has reasonable drawing chances.
40.Ne4! Rg2+? The 40th move is not the best time to decide on the unusual 40...Bxe4! forcing a draw: 41.Rxd6 Rf3 42.Rxe6 Rxf7 43.Rxe4 a2 44.Bd4 Rh7! 45.Rf4 Re7+ 46.Kf1 Rd7.
41.Kf1 Bf8 42.Kxg2. The picture has changed, and now it is White who has good chances to realise his advantage of the extra exchange. But all is not yet lost. 
42...Bxe4+ 43.Kg3 e5 44.Bg5 a2 45.Bf6



45...Bd3? Maybe he could have saved himself with the unexpected 45...c5! (Freeing c7 for the king) 46.Bxe5 (Nothing comes from 46.Rd8+ Kc7) 46...Bc2 47.Rc1 Bg6 48.Rf1 Kd7, eg.: 49.Rf2 Ke6 50.Ba1 Bd3! 51.Rxa2 Bxc4 52.Ra7 Be7.
46.Bxe5 Bxc4 47.Bf6 a1=Q 48.Rd8+! 1-0 David Navara wins his second successive game and, like Vachier-Lagrave, has become one of the leaders.  

Also on 2/3 is Radoslaw Wojtaszek, the Polish GM who recently married Alina Kashlinskaya. He beat the out of form Pavel Eljanov in typical style. 

Round four starts today at 15.00 Moscow time, 13.00 London time. 

Biel: results, tables, games and all information

[Event "48th Biel GM 2015"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2015.07.22"] [Round "3.1"] [White "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Black "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E17"] [WhiteElo "2733"] [BlackElo "2723"] [PlyCount "115"] [EventDate "2015.07.20"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. d5 exd5 8. Nh4 c6 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nf5 Nc7 11. e4 d5 12. Nc3 Bf6 13. exd5 cxd5 14. Bf4 Nba6 15. Re1 Qd7 16. Bh3 Qd8 17. Nd6 Bc6 18. Rc1 Nc5 19. b4 N5e6 20. Nce4 dxe4 21. Rxc6 Nxf4 22. gxf4 Ne8 23. Nxe4 Qxd1 24. Rxd1 Rd8 25. Bd7 Be7 26. b5 g6 27. Kg2 Kg7 28. f5 Nf6 29. Nxf6 Bxf6 30. Rc7 Be5 31. Rxa7 Ra8 32. Ra6 Rfd8 33. Rd5 f6 34. Rd3 gxf5 35. Rda3 Rab8 36. Bxf5 Rg8 37. Ra7+ Kf8+ 38. Kf1 Rg5 39. Bxh7 Bxh2 40. Rh3 Rg1+ 41. Ke2 Re8+ 42. Kf3 Bd6 43. Be4 Rg7 44. Rh8+ Rg8 45. Rh6 Re7 46. Rxf6+ Kg7 47. Rg6+ Kh8 48. Rh6+ Kg7 49. Rxe7+ Bxe7 50. Rg6+ Kh8 51. Rxb6 Rf8+ 52. Ke2 Rxf2+ 53. Kxf2 Bc5+ 54. Kf3 Bxb6 55. Kf4 Kg7 56. Ke5 Kf7 57. Kd6 Ke8 58. Kc6 1-0 [Event "48th Biel GM 2015"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2015.07.22"] [Round "3.2"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B51"] [WhiteElo "2740"] [BlackElo "2731"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2015.07.20"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. c3 Ngf6 5. Qe2 a6 6. Ba4 e5 7. O-O Be7 8. d4 b5 9. Bc2 O-O 10. Rd1 Qc7 11. a4 Rb8 12. Na3 c4 13. Bd2 Re8 14. axb5 axb5 15. h3 d5 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 Qxe5 18. f4 Bc5+ 19. Be3 Qh5 20. Rd2 dxe4 21. Re1 Qxe2 22. Rdxe2 Bxe3+ 23. Rxe3 Rb6 24. Kf2 Bf5 25. Rd1 h5 26. Kg3 g6 27. Rd4 Kg7 28. Kh4 Be6 29. Re2 Rbb8 30. Bd1 Bf5 31. Bc2 Rec8 32. Re1 Rc5 33. Bd1 Nd5 34. g3 Rh8 35. Nc2 Ne7 36. Rd6 Be6 0-1 [Event "48th Biel GM 2015"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2015.07.22"] [Round "3.3"] [White "Navara, David"] [Black "Rapport, Richard"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D07"] [WhiteElo "2724"] [BlackElo "2671"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2015.07.20"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nf3 e5 6. dxe5 Be6 7. Bg5 Nxc3 8. Qxd8+ Nxd8 9. bxc3 h6 10. Bh4 Nc6 11. e3 Bd5 12. Bb5 g5 13. Bg3 O-O-O 14. O-O a6 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. h4 Rg8 17. hxg5 hxg5 18. Nd4 c5 19. Nb3 Rg6 20. Rfd1 Be7 21. Rd2 Rb6 22. Nxc5 Rh6 23. Rad1 Rdh8 24. f3 Bxa2 25. Kf2 Bc4 26. Ne4 Rh1 27. f4 gxf4 28. exf4 a5 29. f5 a4 30. e6 fxe6 31. f6 Rxd1 32. Rxd1 Bf8 33. Bf4 Bd5 34. Nd2 Rg8 35. g3 Bc5+ 36. Be3 Bd6 37. c4 Bc6 38. Ke2 a3 39. f7 Rxg3 40. Ne4 Rg2+ 41. Kf1 Bf8 42. Kxg2 Bxe4+ 43. Kg3 e5 44. Bg5 a2 45. Bf6 Bd3 46. Bxe5 Bxc4 47. Bf6 a1=Q 48. Rd8+ 1-0


  


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