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GMT : Category 20 reached for the second time in Biel history!

GMs Michael Adams and Richard Rapport complete the very strong field in this year's GMT

The organizing committee is glad to announce that the very experienced GM Michael Adams and World's best junior GM Richard Rapport will take part in the GMT.

GM Michael AdamsGM Richard Rapport
(ENG, 1971, Elo 2746)(HUN, 1996, Elo 2710)

Title Participant Country Ag FIDE
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 1990 2762
GM Michael Adams ENG 1971 2746
GM David Navara CZE 1985 2743
GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 1987 2739
GM Pavel Eljanov UKR 1983 2733
GM Richard Rapport HUN 1996 2710

GMT: Two new faces in the GMT

Welcome to Biel, David Navara and Pavel Eljanov !

Both super-GMs David Navara (born 1985, Rating 2743, World ranking 21) and Pavel Eljanov (born 1983, Elo 2733, World ranking 27) will take part in the GMT for the first time.

GM David NavaraGM Pavel Eljanov
(CZ, 1985, Elo 2743)(UKR, 1983, Elo 2733)


GM Vachier-Lagrave and GM Wojtaszek back to Biel!

Last year's winner GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and his runner-up GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek will play in Biel again.

GM Maxime Vachier-LagraveGM Radoslaw Wojtaszek
(FRA, 1990, Elo 2762)(POL, 1987, Elo 2738)

Master Tournament

Provisional list of most titled players on June 18th. About 100 participants are expected, among which 25 GM and 15 IM.

1.GMAlexander MoiseenkoUKR2707Elo
2.GMIvan IvanisevicSRB2662
3.GMTigran GharamianFRA2649
4.GMDaniel FriedmanGER2637
5.GMMateusz BartelPOL2631
6.GMAlexander FierBRA2628
7.GMB. AdhibanIND2627
8.GMDragan SolakTUR2622
9.GMMilos PerunovicSRB2614
10.GMViktor ErdosHUN2610
11.GMAbhijeet GuptaIND2605
12.GMKamil DragunPOL2586
13.GMMustafa YilmazTUR2570
14.GMDennis WagnerGER2569
15.GMBaris EsenTUR2563
16.GMBenjamin BokNED2561
17.GMAlexander DonchenkoGER2555
18.GMEmre CanTUR2548
19.GMSebastian BognerSUI2542
20.GMMikhail AntipovRUS2523
21.GMRasmus SvaneGER2519
22.GMMikhail UlybinRUS2519
23.IMFrancesco RambaldiITA2513
24.GMAnthony WirigFRA2506
25.GMDan ZolerISR2498
26.GMOleg RomanishinUKR2475
27.IMMads AndersenDEN2467
28.IMJonas LampertGER2449
29.IMGerlef MeinsGER2536
30.IMKeaton KiewraUSA2409
31.GMMiso CebaloCRO2406
32.GMAlexander RaetskyRUS2405

FIDE-Rating (June 2015)

The full list of registered players


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Registered Players


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        48th Biel International Chess Festival: 18. - 31.07.2015

Grandmaster Tournament 2014

Podium of the Grandmaster Tournament GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw (2nd), GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime (winner) and GM Harikrishna Pentala (3rd , from left to right)

Interview with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Winner GMT 2014)

Here's an interview with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the winner of the 2014 GMT at the Biel Chess Festival.


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