The 53rd edition of Biel Chess Festival opens today with the Accentus Grandmaster Chess 960 round robin event.
The Biel Chess Festival 2020 comprises 6 events, with the reduced number of participants and following all health protocols due to current pandemic situation:
- Grandmaster Triathlon
- ACCENTUS Chess960
- Swiss Youth Championship Final
- Special Corona Amateur Tournament
- VINETUM Youth Tournament
The main GMT Biel event will take place from 19th-29th July, with participation of 8 top Grandmasters: GM Harikrishna Pentala (IND, 2719), GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek (POL, 2719), GM David Anton Guijarro (ESP, 2703), GM Michael Adams (ENG, 2701), GM Arkadij Naiditsch (AZE, 2626), GM Romain Édouard (FRA, 2649), GM Noël Studer (SUI, 2580) and GM Vincent Keymer (GER, 2558).
The Special Open event will take place from 20th- 29th July, with participation of 150 players, and with participation of several Grandmasters such as Bauer Christian (FRA, 2623), GM Bellahcene Bilel (ALG, 2501) and Siebrecht Sebastian (GER, 2429), and a number of International Masters.
Regulations and all the details about all 6 events of Biel Chess Festival are available on the official website of the event or here.