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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 July 1st, 2016. About 100 participants are expected, among which 30 GM and 20 IM.

1.GMNikita VitiugovRUS2728Elo
2.GMMaxim RodshteinISR2698
3.GMEltaj SafarliAZE2678
4.GMSamuel ShanklandUSA2661
5.GMIvan SaricCRO2660
6.GMGeorg MeierGER2657
7.GMS.P. SethuramanIND2656
8.GMAxel BachmannPAR2649
9.GMMateusz BartelPOL2649
10.GMRomain EdouardFRA2639
11.GMKrishnan SasikiranIND2639
12.GMCsaba BaloghHUN2635
13.GMIldar KhairullinRUS2629
14.GMAleksandr ShimanovRUS2627
15.GMVladimir BaklanUKR2618
16.GMRinat JumabayevKAZ2613
17.GMVitaly KuninGER2592
18.GMAnte BrkicCRO2585
19.GMAlexander DonchenkoGER2583
20.GMAlexander KovchanUKR2576
21.GMYannick GozzoliFRA2571
22.GMMartin KrämerGER2567
23.GMTal BaronISR2557
24.GMDanyyil DvirnyITA2547
25.GMChithambaram AravindhIND2543
26.GMSundar M. ShyamIND2526
27.GMMohammed Al-SayedQAT2524
28.GMNarayanan SunilduthIND2515
29.GMAdam HorvathHUN2498
30.GMJean-Noël RiffFRA2494

FIDE-Rating (July 2016)

The full list of registered players



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