GM Yangyi Yu

Born on June 08, 1994, in Huangshi

Elo std: 2735
Rapide: 2734
Blitz: 2770

MTO: 2022 (12th)

The U10 world champion in 2004, U20 in 2013, Chinese champion in the same year, and current No.2 in his country has never broken the glass ceiling that would take him all the way to the top, but he's never been far from it (2765 Elo in 2018). Currently, he is ranked 19th in the world. With his accumulated experience, he will be a tough opponent especially for the young and rising players.   


GM Quang Liem Le

Born March 13, 1991, Ho Chi Minh City

Elo std: 2728
Rapid: 2661
Blitz: 2643

GMT: 2022 (Winner)

At last year's Triathlon, the 2013 Blitz World Champion made a triumphant comeback after being abstinent for more than two years due to the global health situation. Indeed, the Vietnamese won the competition, prevailing especially in the classic and rapid sections. Although he now devotes himself to chess coaching rather than competition, you can be sure that he will once again teach his opponents some masterclasses in ingenuity and game control!   


GM Arjun Erigaisi

Born on September 03, 2003, in Warangal

Elo std: 2710
Rapid: 2714
Blitz: 2710

MTO: 2021 (6th); 2019 (17th); 2018 (28th).

After Nihal Sarin (2021) and Gukesh (2022), it is now the reigning Indian champion who will highlight the phenomenal pool of prodigies from the Eastern cradle of civilization in Biel. Having risen from 2633 Elo points in February to 2728 in October 2022, he suffered a slight setback this winter. But he's back in top form, as demonstrated by his brilliant victory in the very strong Sharjah Masters. Let's bet that Biel will be at a crucial stage in his rise to the very top. 


GM Bassem Amin

Born on September 09, 1988,Tanta

Elo std: 2694
Rapid: 2588
Blitz: 2670

MTO: 2001

Every year we are happy to host a tournament that not only pits different generations against each other but also brings together players from – almost – all continents. This year, we're filling a gap by finally inviting a pro from Africa in the personable Egyptian, whose years of experience at this level will put the other players to the test. 


GM Bogdan-Daniel Deac

Born on Oktober 08, 2001, in
Râmnicu Vâlcea

Elo std: 2693
Rapid: 2634
Blitz: 2644


Although the No. 1 spot in Romania was taken away from him by Richard Rapport's change of federation, the unassuming young man, who earned his GM title at the tender age of 14, could use the opportunity to make a name for himself! After his development was slowed down by the restrictions related to the Covid affair, we hope he can give it new impetus this summer in Biel!   


GM Vincent Keymer

Born on November 15, 2004, Mainz

Elo std: 2690
Rapid: 2617
Blitz: 2669

GMT: 2022 (8th); 2021 (6th); 2020 (4th).
MTO: 2019 (15th)

The tournament's relentless youngest, yet the No. 1 player in Germany, is returning to Biel to try to place himself in a top position that better reflects his immense talent after unsuccessful attempts over the past three years. An excellent final result could enable the man who made his name by winning the Grenke Open at the age of 13 and became runner-up in the World Rapid Championships at the end of last year to establish himself firmly among the players with more than 2700 Elo.


GM David Navara

Czech Republic

Born on March 27, 1985, in Prague

Elo std2689
Rapid: 2689
Blitz: 2675

GMT: 2017 (8th); 2015 (3th).

The Czech gentleman, crowned European Blitz Champion at the end of last year, will be the oldest participant in the tournament when he returns to Biel. Still, he, who peaked at 2751 Elo in 2016, will pose a great challenge to the others. As an uncompromising player, he will not only make life difficult for the participants, but his presence will also guarantee that we will see exciting games that might be quite different from the usual paths. 


GM Jules Moussard

Born on January 16, 1995, Paris

Elo std: 2654
Rapid: 2605
Blitz: 2626

MTO: 2019 (10th); 2018 (14th).

Although he suffered a setback this spring, the French No.4 seems to have used the forced break of the last two years to prepare himself to finally unleash the incredible talent that the experts have always said he has but which has yet to really emerge. Between April and December 2022, he earned 54 Elo points. We wish him to keep up this momentum and cause a surprise in July!