30th annual Biel International Chess Festival Score Sheet
30th annual Biel International Chess Festival Score Sheet
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30th annual Biel International Chess Festival Score Sheet

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Author: Vadim Milov (1972- ) and Boris Gelfand signed by both contestants

Year: 1997

Publisher: Swiss Chess Federation

Place: Biel

Original score sheet (8 1/4" x 11 1/2" foldout) of round four between Yannick Pelletier (White) and Boris Gelfand (Black) Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation, Keres Defense ending in a 42 move win for black in Gelfand's hand. Signed by both contestants.

The 30th annual Biel International Chess Festival was a category XVII event held in Biel, Switzerland from July 20th to August 1st, 1997. Six grandmasters, including the FIDE world champion were invited to take part in the "Credit Suisse" double round robin tournament. The participants were (in order of ELO): Vishwanathan Anand (2789), Anatoli Karpov (2725), Boris Gelfand (2714), Joel Lautier (2617), Vadim Milov (2613), and Yannick Pelletier (2499). Despite a few unexpected game results, such as Milov's win over Anand in round seven and Karpov's draw offer in the final round, each of the players finished according to his rating position with Anand clear first with seven of 12 points. Boris Gelfend was clear third while Yannick Pelletier closed out the tournament in last place.

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Score sheet with the contestants signatures.