47th Biel Chess Festival 2014

Vachier-Lagrave-Hou

Vachier-Lagrave-Hou


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All three games were drawn and Vachier-Lagrave leads with 5.5 out of 8.

Results of the 8th round

Vachier-Lagrave 5 1/2 3.5 Hou Yifan
Wojtaszek 3.5 1/2 3 Giri
Harikrishna 3.5 1/2 2.5 Motylev

Standings after 8 rounds

Vachier-Lagrave 5.5
Harikrishna, Wojtaszek and Hou 4
Giri 3.5
Motylev 3

Games of the round

Pairings of the 9th round

Wojtaszek - Harikrishna
Giri - Vachier-Lagrave
Hou Yifan - Motylev

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US Girls Junior Championship 2014

Four players shared 1st place – Claudia Munoz, Apurva Virkud, Maggie Feng, and Akshita Gorti. Munoz was awarded the scholarship to the University of New Hampshire on tie-break.

Few games of the last round

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US Girls Junior Championship 2014

The participants

The participants


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Playing Hall

Playing Hall


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Two rounds have passed since yesterday and now there are 4 players with 5 points sharing 1st place – Munoz, Gorti, Feng and Virkud. And only 1 round is left!

View the whole crosstable here.

A few games from yesterday’s rounds

Pairings of the last, 9th round

WFM Akshita Gorti – WCM Apurva Virkud
Alice Dong – Carissa Yip
WCM Maggie Feng – WFM Kimberly Ding
Becca Lampman – WCM Claudia Munoz
Alexandra Wiener – WFM Jennifer Yu

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