Sunday, 22 July 2012 23:11
The 45th edition of the Biel Chess Festival is taking place July 21 – August 3 in Biel, Switzerland. The main Grandmaster Tournament will be a category 21 double round robin event with classical time control.
The participants are: GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Alexander Morozevich, GM Hao Wang, GM Etienne Bacrot, the newly crowned Dutch champion GM Anish Giri, and World’s top rated player Magnus Carlsen.
Live games with computer analysis
The Festival also features Exhibition Blitz Tournament, Master Tournament, Main Tournament, Rapid Tournament, Blitz Tournament, Chess960 Tournament, Youth Tournament, Simultaneous Exhibitions and Chess-Tennis Tournament.
The Exhibition Blitz Tournament, celebrating the 45 years of the Festival, was held on Sunday 22nd July, 14.00 pm, as a knockout event with 8 invited Grandmasters.
Hikaru Nakamura defeated Etienne Bacrot in the final to take the first prize.