The 49th International Chess Festival Biel must unfortunately be postponed by a week. It will now take place from Saturday, July 23 until Wednesday, August 3 2016. The dates planned previously overlap with the Tour de France passing through Bern, thus occupying most of the hotels in the region for several days.
The exact schedule and further information will be published by the end of January on the official website of the Festival www.bielchessfestival.ch. The Master Open (MTO) will be played over 9 rounds this year.