Image Participants of the 2018 ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament
Participants of the 2018 ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament
by Lennart Ootes, Biel Chess Festival

The ACCENTUS Youth Tournament (Saturday, 1.30 p.m.) takes place in the Congress Centre! (Registration for Juniors up to 16 years is still posible on-site or via E-Mail).

Saturday, at 4 p.m. the Opening Ceremony will take place in the Congress Centre.

10th Rapid Fischer Random Tournament in Biel

The Festival starts with the traditional Rapid Fischer Random Tournament (Chess960). You haven't played a Chess960 tournament before? This is your chance!
On-Site registration closes at 12 noon on Saturday, July 21. 

Live-Commentary

The live boadcast will be hosted by Daniel King and Anna Rudolf. Starting on July 22, at 2pm (UTC+2)!

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The entry to the playing hall and the on-site live commentary is free of charge for Spectators.

Starting soon ...

Agenda

21
Jul

13:00 Swiss Rapid Fischer Random Championship

13:00 Simultaneous Tournament

13:30 ACCENTUS Youth Simul

16:00 Opening Ceremony

ATO: Team Competition

For participants of the ATO: This year team prizes will be awarded. If you are already registered for the General Tournament and would like to form a team, you can do so by e-mail (info@bielchessfestival.ch). Please indicate the three team members and the desired team name. Participation in this team competition has no affect on the registration fee. More Information: Main Tournament

Registered Players

Master Tournament

(confirmed as of 12.07.2018)

#   Name FED Elo
1 GM Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2702
2 GM Gordievsky, Dmitry RUS 2653
3 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo VEN 2652
4 GM Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE 2642
5 GM Romanov, Evgeny RUS 2619
6 GM Karthikeyan, Murali IND 2609
7 GM Bartel, Mateusz POL 2604
8 GM Antipov, Mikhail Al. RUS 2597
9 GM Baklan, Vladimir UKR 2593
10 GM Dragun, Kamil POL 2591
11 GM Donchenko, Alexander GER 2581
12 GM Kovchan, Alexander UKR 2572
13 GM Vazquez Igarza, Renier ESP 2571
14 GM Vaibhav, Suri IND 2556
15 GM Abdusattorov, Nodirbek UZB 2550
16 IM Lampert, Jonas GER 2537
17 GM Kuljasevic, Davorin CRO 2534
18 GM Lalith, Babu M R IND 2529
19 GM Chopra, Aryan IND 2523
    ...    

Click here for the full list

The Fischer Random Tournament (FTO) with classical time control had to be cancelled due to lack of interest. Thank you for your understanding.

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Playing Schedule 2018