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Biel Rapid Chess Tournament

46th Biel International Chess FestivalThe 46th Biel International Chess Festival will be held from 20th July to 2nd August in Biel, Switzerland.

A large amount of events will take place in the festival, and the action begins on Saturday the 20th. The first attraction will be the rapid chess tournament, which will create even more anticipation to the main Grandmaster tournament that begins on Monday 22nd with a very strong line-up.

Swiss Rapid Chess Championship

July 21st 2013, 9.30 a.m. 9 round Swiss system.
Cadence: 7′ + 7” per move and per player.

Prizes: CHF 1’200, 800, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, 150, 2×100, natural prizes for players with 5½ points and more, best lady, best senior (1953-), best junior (1995+): each CHF 200, best child (1997+), best player without title: each CHF 100, best Swiss (with Swiss-passport): CHF 400, 300, 200, 2×100, best players with Elo <2000 and <1800: CHF 300, 200, 100, 2×50.

Total prize fund: CHF 7’650 + natural prizes.

More information  available on the official website. Last year winner was Wang Hao.


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