51st Biel International Chess Festival

July 21 - August 1, 2018


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Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen
by Lennart Ootes

World Champion Magnus Carlsen in Biel

We are pleased to announce the first three participants of the ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament 2018:

Magnus Carlsen 27 yo Norway 2843 Elo
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 27 yo France 2789 Elo
Nico Georgiadis 22 yo Switzerland 2534 Elo


Date: July 21 - August 1, 2018 

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New in 2018

The Fischer Random Tournament with a classic time control celebrates its premiere.
Monday to Sunday, every morning starting at 9 a.m.!
Take advantage of the introductory discount: If you pay your entry fee by June 30, 2018 you will receive 50% reduction of the fee! 

Team prizes in the Main (ATO) and Fischer Random Tournament (FTO).
Form a team of three players and play for natural prizes!

51st Biel International Chess Festival

Date: July 21 - August 1, 2018

Register now for one of 9 open tournaments and share the playing hall and your passion with the world champion and other chess enthusiasts in Biel. 

Register Now Regulations 2018 Accommodation 

Playing Schedule 2018