We encourage players of BTO&RAP tournaments to book their hotel rooms early.

Gens una sumus - "No friend of chess should forget that we are one nation and that chess should become a powerful instrument for international understanding and peace.” (Alexander Rueb, Pr. FIDE – 1924-1949)



55th International Chess Festival - In Memoriam Peter Burri

Fifteen tournaments planned: a new record!

Last year, the final list of participants for our main event (GMT) could be announced only 48 hours before the official opening of the Festival. This year, it is four months in advance that we can present our elite line-up! The organizers are playing the renewal card after two years where everyone has been strongly impacted by the health crisis. In the hope of a definitive end to the crisis, they are offering chess fans a range of no less than fifteen different tournaments this summer! Also noteworthy is the introduction of an attractive prize money for amateurs who participate in the classical Open (ATO or MTO) and in minimum in two of the daily tournaments (960, QRT, QBT). 

More information in the press release of March 10

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Make a donation! Your support is vital for the future of the Biel International Chess Festival. Without the help of our sponsors and many generous individuals, it wouldn't be possible to organise such an event. Thank you!

Bank: Berner Kantonalbank AG, CH-3001 Bern
In favour of:
Biel-Bienne CHESS, CH-3252 Worben
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IBAN: CH34 0079 0042 9774 1734 1

Deposit slip: Donation_Spende_Don.pdf

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