Vaibhav Suri leads Biel Chess Open with 1 to go

2018 Biel Chess Open is taking place from July 23 to August 1

Standings after 8 rounds (top 30)

Full chess standings here:



Date / Time: July 23 - August 1, 2018; 2:00 p.m.

(August 1: 12 noon)

Rest day on July 28.

Mode of playing: 9 rounds Swiss system.

Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 chess moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the chess game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Prizes: CHF 1'200, 1'000, 800, 600, 500, 2x400, 3x300, 5x200, 5x100. Best women chess players, best seniors (1958-), best juniors (1998+): each CHF 200, 100, best children (2002+): CHF 150, 50. Best players with Elo <1800>Total prize fund: CHF 10'600.

New: Prizes in kind gifted by Auberson&Fils, La Neuveville, to the three top ranked teams.

Final chess standings will be established according to number of points scored, truncated Buchholz and truncated Sum of Buchholz. The worst score in each case will be disregarded. Prizes will be shared upon the final ranking (“Hort System” won’t be used).

Special chess prizes are only granted to players scoring 50% or more. This restriction isn't valid for Elo category prizes.

For rating band prizes and pairing calculation, FIDE rating is considered first. The rating of July 2018 shall prevail.

Prizes are valid from 100 chess participants. With fewer participants, they are reduced pro rata.

Admission: Players without FIDE-rating or with FIDE-rating not surpassing 2050 in all three lists of Mai, June and July 2018.

The final admission of a player is the exclusive decision of the organization. This decision is irrevocable.

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