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Javier

Biel Blitz Exhibition Cup won by Nakamura.

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A cup system for a blitz tournament is as ridiculous as a Tennis Tournament where a player gets knocked out in a 2 games match, but I guess the organisers wanted a bit of publicity...

Here's what happened:

 

Biel Exhibition Blitz 2012

Final
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Bacrot,Etienne 0.5
Nakamura,Hikaru 1.5

Semi-final
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Bacrot,Etienne 1.5
Kosteniuk,Alexandra 0.5

Morozevich,Alexander 0.0
Nakamura,Hikaru 2.0

Quarter-final
-------------

Bacrot,Etienne 2.0
Carlsen,Magnus 1.0

Kosteniuk,Alexandra 1.5
Wang,Hao 0.5

Morozevich,Alexander 2.0
Pelletier,Yannick 1.0

Harikrishna,Pentala 0.5
Nakamura,Hikaru 1.5

 

And here's Nakamura's win in the final against Bacrot:

 

[pgn][Event "Biel Exhibition Blitz"]

[site "Biel SUI"]

[Date "2012.07.22"]

[Round "3.2"]

[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]

[black "Bacrot, Etienne"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A23"]

[WhiteElo "2778"]

[blackElo "2713"]

[PlyCount "53"]

[EventDate "2012.07.22"]

 

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 c6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 d5 6. cxd5 Qb6 7. Nb3 a5 {A risky

move. White will try to destroy the black center, but what exactly is black's goal?

you tell me!} (7... cxd5 8. Bg2 {With the idea of d3, is the main line.})

8. d3 a4 9. Nd2 exd3 10. Bg2 Bb4 $2 (10... cxd5 {This looks much better

in this position.} 11. O-O (11. exd3 Bg4) 11... d4 $1 12. Nce4 (12. Nxa4

$2 Qb5 $1 $19) 12... Nxe4 13. Nxe4 dxe2 14. Qxe2 Be7 {And white still has to prove

that he has enough compensation.}) 11. O-O O-O 12. Nc4 Qd8 (12... Qc5 13. Qxd3

Bxc3 14. Be3 $1 Qb5 15. Qxc3 Nxd5 $2 16. Bxd5 $1 cxd5 (16... Qxd5 17. Nb6) 17.

Nb6 $18) 13. dxc6 dxe2 14. Qxe2 Nxc6 15. Rd1 {White has a comfortable advantage.}

Qe7 16. Qxe7 Bxe7 17. Nb6 Ra6 (17... Bg4 18. Nxa8 Bxd1 19. Nb6 Bc2

20. Nbxa4 $16) 18. Nxc8 (18. Ncxa4 $5) 18... Rxc8 19. a3 $16 Kf8 20. Be3 Rb8

21. Bf1 Raa8 22. Bb5 Na5 23. Bxa4 Nc4 24. Bc1 Rc8 25. Bb3 Nxa3 26. Bd2 Rd8 (

26... Bb4 27. Na4 $1 $18) 27. bxa3 1-0

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