Samuel Shankland wins Biel Master Tournament

Biel Chess Festival 2016

The 2016 Biel Master Tournament took place from 25th July to 3rd August, as part of the 49th Biel International Chess Festival.

The 9-round Swiss open gathered 112 participants rated above 2000 elo.

American Grandmaster Samuel Shankland took a clear first place with 7,5/9 points, leaving the second placed GM Eltaj Safarli half a point behind. Indian prodigy Aravindh Chithambaram is third on best tie-break in the group of players with 6,5 points.

Top prizes in this section were CHF 6’000, 4’500, 3’500, 3’000, 2’500, 2’000, 1’500, 1’200, 1’000 etc

Final standings:

1. Shankland Samuel GM 2661 USA – 7,5
2. Safarli Eltaj GM 2678 AZE – 7,0
3-8. Aravindh Chithambaram VR GM 2543 IND, Bachmann Axel GM 2649 PAR, Salem A R. Saleh GM 2608 UAE, Sasikiran Krishnan GM 2639 IND, Baklan Vladimir GM 2618 UKR and Khairullin Ildar GM 2629 RUS – 6,5 43.5 347.5
9-20. Saric Ivan GM 2660 CRO, Kovchan Alexander GM 2576 UKR, Vitiugov Nikita GM 2728 RUS, Kraemer Martin GM 2567 GER, Erdos Viktor GM 2578 HUN, Henrichs Thomas IM 2471 GER, Brkic Ante GM 2585 CRO, Meier Georg GM 2657 GER, Edouard Romain GM 2639 FRA, Donchenko Alexander GM 2583 GER, Balogh Csaba GM 2635 HUN and Rodshtein Maxim GM 2698 ISR – 6,0 etc

Full list on the official website

Biel Master Tournament 2016

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