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        49th Biel International Chess Festival: 23.07. - 03.08.2016

The 49th International Chess Festival Biel must unfortunately be postponed by a week. It will now take place from Saturday, July 23 until Wednesday, August 3 2016. The dates planned previously overlap with the Tour de France passing through Bern, thus occupying most of the hotels in the region for several days. The exact schedule and further information are now published on this website. The Master Open (MTO) will be played over 9 rounds this year.


        Winners 2015 Biel International Chess Festival:

Grandmaster Tournament 2015

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

Master Tournament

Podium of the Master Tournament GM Adhiban Baskaran (2nd), GM Sutovski Emil (winner) and GM Gharamian Tigran (3rd , from left to right)

Main Tournament

Podium of the Main Tournament Schweighoffer Martin (2nd), Tillmann Marc (winner) and Ladisic Alex-Sacha (3rd , from left to right)

99 Seconds with Michael Adams

99 seconds with Michael Adams recorded during the Biel Chess Festival 2015.

99 Seconds with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

99 seconds with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave recorded during the Biel Chess Festival 2015.


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