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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.

How to register?

You are kindly encouraged to subscribe online for the tournaments (Master Tournament, Main Tournament, Rapid, Blitz etc.).

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Registered Players


Please find here all the regulations of the open tournaments (Regulations). 

Master Tournament

Provisional list of most titled players on May 2nd, 2016. About 100 participants are expected, among which 25 GM and 15 IM.

1.GMNikita VitiugovRUS2721Elo
2.GMMaxim MatlakovRUS2693
3.GMMaxim RodshteinISR2689
4.GMMateusz BartelPOL2653
5.GMIvan SaricCRO2650
6.GMS.P. SethuramanIND2647
7.GMSamuel ShanklandUSA2646
8.GMKrishnan SasikiranIND2642
9.GMRomain EdouardFRA2641
10.GMCsaba BaloghHUN2635
11.GMIldar KhairullinRUS2628
12.GMVladimir BaklanUKR2614
13.GMAnte BrkicCRO2584
14.GMAlexander KovchanUKR2576
15.GMYannick GozzoliFRA2571
16.GMAdam HorvathHUN2515
17.GMJean-Noel RiffFRA2506
...WMMarta BartelPOL2270
...WGMTereza RodshteinCZE2263

FIDE-Rating (May 2016)

The full list of registered players



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