BREEKING/ 53. Biel International Chess Festival 18. – 29.07.2020


53. Biel International Chess Festival 18. – 29.07.2020

The Biel Chess Festival, starting this weekend, looks like being the first high-level international event to take place over-the-board since normal chess live ground to a halt 3-4 months ago!

A Hétvégén startol a Biel Sakkfesztivál,ezzel úgy tűnik, hogy ez az első magas szintű nemzetközi esemény, amely valódi normál sakk, mivel a normál sakk élő terepe 3-4 hónappal ezelőtt megállt!

The GM Tournament is the highlight of the 2020 Biel/Bienne International Chess Festival. The 8-player tournament takes place from 19-29 July 2020 in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, with all three time formats counting towards the final score. For the classical games the players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.
A win in a classical game is worth 4 points, with 1.5 points for a draw. In the Rapid (15min+5s) phase a win is worth 2 points and a draw 1 point. The Blitz (3+2) is played as a double round-robin with normal points. In case of a tie for first place chess960 rapid games will be played and, if necessary, a normal Armageddon game.

Optimistic organisers at 53rd Biel International Chess Festival

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