Biel Chess Festival – The World’s Elite in Switzerland  

Biel Chess Festival – The World’s Elite In Switzerland  One of the biggest chess events this summer – the 51st Biel Chess Festival – starts today. The festival’s main attraction will be the GM tournament, a 6-player double round-robin tournament taking place from 22 July to 1 August 2018 and featuring the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and the young Swiss GM Nico Georgiadis.

Magnus Carlsen won the Biel Chess Festival in 2011 and finished second in 2012. With five-time winner Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, world #3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Super GM Peter Svidler – one of the few players who has a plus-score against Magnus – the World Champion will not find it easy. Last year’s surprise winner, Hou Yifan, does not take part this year.

Dortmund: Nepomniachtchi Beats Kramnik and Leads

In our last newsletter, we let you know about the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund which currently takes place from 14–22 July 2018. After 6 rounds, Ian Nepomniachtchi is the sole leader with a score of 4/6, half a point ahead of not less than four players – the young Polish GM Jan-Krzystof Duda, Vladislav Kovalev, Anish Giri and Georg Meier.

While Nepomniachtchi is playing very strong chess and has just been rewarded with a nomination for the Russian Team in this year’s Chess Olympiad, it’s is former world champion Vladimir Kramnik who keeps entertaining chess enthusiasts with his playing style. He pressed for a win in all 6 of his games.

The final round takes place today, with 5 players still in with a shot of winning the tournament.

Blog Article of The Week

Biel Chess Festival – The World’s Elite In Switzerland  
Study 7 masterpieces by some of the greatest chess players from the past and present.

If you want to get better at chess, it’s not just your own games you can learn from. It really helps to learn from the games of others, too. One of the best chess training techniques is to study the games of the greatest chess players in history.

In this week’s article, we present 7 of the most famous chess games of all-time. Knowing these 7 games is definitely part of any good chess education.

Click here to study the classics!

This Week’s Exclusive FREE Video

This week’s free video answers one of the questions many 1.e4 players ask themselves again and again: What should I play against the Sicilian Defense?

White does not necessarily have to crush Black tactically in the Sicilian Defense. Going for a positional setup is a brilliant chess strategy to outplay club players who play the Sicilian Defense.

The young Dutch Grandmaster Robin van Kampen provides you with a complete repertoire against the Sicilian for White which avoids the theoretical main lines, instead offering tricky positional lines.

In this exclusive free preview video, GM Robin van Kampen focuses on facing Black’s move 2…e6 with White.

Last week’s puzzle:

Did you find the defensive resource from last week’s chess puzzle?

This week’s puzzle:

Biel Chess Festival – The World’s Elite In Switzerland  This week’s chess puzzle is on the right.

Can you spot the winning combination for White?

Answer next week.

4 comments on “Biel Chess Festival – The World’s Elite in Switzerland  

  1. neobinu says:

    nb6 ka7 nc8 [if ka8 qb8 mate] rxc8 qxd4

  2. ctutusma7 says:

    1. Nb6 Ka7 2. Nc8 (if taken with rook loses the queen) Ka8 3. Qa8 mate

  3. gaurav says:

    1) Nb6+ Ka7 2) Nc8+ Ka8 3) Qb8#

  4. Chivasa68 says:

    1.Nb6 Ka7 2.Nc8 … if Rxc8 Qxd4…
    if Ka8 Qb8++

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share

iChess Blog

4 comments on “Biel Chess Festival – The World’s Elite in Switzerland  

  1. neobinu says:

    nb6 ka7 nc8 [if ka8 qb8 mate] rxc8 qxd4

  2. ctutusma7 says:

    1. Nb6 Ka7 2. Nc8 (if taken with rook loses the queen) Ka8 3. Qa8 mate

  3. gaurav says:

    1) Nb6+ Ka7 2) Nc8+ Ka8 3) Qb8#

  4. Chivasa68 says:

    1.Nb6 Ka7 2.Nc8 … if Rxc8 Qxd4…
    if Ka8 Qb8++

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

×
×