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Biel Chess Festival 2008

Carlsen, Alekseev, Bacrot, Dominguez, Onischuk, Pelletier

The 41st Biel International Chess Festival will take place 19th July – 1st August 2008 in Switzerland. It will be a double round robin tournament and will feature some of the fastest progressing players in the world. Last year’s winner GM Magnus Carlsen is back for another top quality show. Two more participants in the Foros Aerosvit 2008 will join as well – GM Alekseev and GM Onischuk.The newcomer to the 2700 club GM Lenier Dominguez will be there as well.

Biel 2008 participants

Magnus Carlsen (Winner 2007)

Evgeny Alekseev

Etienne Bacrot

Lenier Dominguez

Alexander Onischuk

Yannick Pelletier

Foros Carlsen-Onischuk

Carlsen and Onischuk will meet at Biel

The Masters tournament will feature many strong players as well. It will take place July 21st – August 1st 2008 and will be 11 round Swiss system.

Masters tournament participants

GM Arkadij Naiditsch
2638

GM Christian Bauer
2619

GM Leonid Kritz
2609

GM S├ębastien Feller
2540

GM Mikhail Ulibin
2520

IM Daniel Hausrath
2505

IM Cyril Marzolo
2476

IM Mohamad N. AL SAYED
2474

GM Ramachandra Balagurunathan Ramesh
2472

IM Petar Benkovic
2463

GM Alexander Raetsky
2424

FIM Elena Tairova
2412

WGM Sabina Foisor
2375

IM Husein Aziz Nezad
2372

FM Joachim Thomassen
2350

FM Ehud Shachar
2348

IM Alex Domont
2335

FM Niklaus Giertz
2323

Udi Weisbuch
2313

FM Johandry Gonzalez Espin
2304

FM Arnold Huhndorf
2285

Holger Rasch
2283

Falk Hoffmeyer
2265

FM Volker Meier
2256

Abedin Idrizaj
2249

Volker Duschek
2244

FM Srinath Narayanan
2220

Official site

Christian Bauer

GM Christian Bauer is one of the top seeded at the Masters tournament

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