Biel Chess Festival

The Biel International Chess Festival is an annual chess tournament that takes place in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. It consists of two events, the Grandmaster Tournament, held with the round-robin system, and the Master Open Tournament (MTO), held with the Swiss system. The Grandmaster Tournament has taken place since 1977. The city of Biel hosted three Interzonal Tournaments, in 1976, 1985 and 1993.

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Tournament Year Location Winner(s)
Biel 2022 Biel (Switzerland) Le Quang Liem
Biel 2021 Biel (Switzerland) Gata Kamsky
Biel 2020 Biel (Switzerland) Radoslaw Wojtaszek
Biel 2019 Biel (Switzerland) Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
Biel 2018 Biel (Switzerland) Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Biel 2017 Biel (Switzerland) Hou Yifan
Biel 2016 Biel (Switzerland) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Biel 2015 Biel (Switzerland) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Biel 2014 Biel (Switzerland) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Biel 2013 Biel (Switzerland) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Biel 2012 Biel (Switzerland) Wang Hao
Biel 2011 Biel (Switzerland) Magnus Carlsen
Biel 2010 Biel (Switzerland) Fabiano Caruana
Biel 2009 Biel (Switzerland) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Biel 2008 Biel (Switzerland) Evgeny Alekseev
Biel 2007 Biel (Switzerland) Magnus Carlsen
Biel 2006 Biel (Switzerland) Alexander Morozevich
Biel 2005 Biel (Switzerland) Boris Gelfand
Andrei Volokitin
Biel 2004 Biel (Switzerland) Alexander Morozevich
Biel 2003 Biel (Switzerland) Alexander Morozevich
Biel 2002 Biel (Switzerland) Ilya Smirin
Biel 2001 Biel (Switzerland) Viktor Korchnoi
Biel 2000 Biel (Switzerland) Peter Svidler
Biel 1999 Biel (Switzerland) Jeroen Piket
Biel 1998 Biel (Switzerland) Mladen Palac
Biel 1997 Biel (Switzerland) Viswanathan Anand
Biel 1996 Biel (Switzerland) Anatoly Karpov
Biel 1995 Biel (Switzerland) Alexey Dreev
Biel 1994 Biel (Switzerland) Viktor Gavrikov
Biel 1993 Biel (Switzerland) Boris Gelfand
Biel 1992 Biel (Switzerland) Anatoly Karpov
Biel 1991 Biel (Switzerland) Alexei Shirov
Biel 1990 Biel (Switzerland) Anatoly Karpov
Biel 1989 Biel (Switzerland) Vassily Ivanchuk
Biel 1988 Biel (Switzerland) Ivan Sokolov
Boris Gulko
Biel 1987 Biel (Switzerland) Boris Gulko
Biel 1986 Biel (Switzerland) Lev Polugaevsky
Eric Lobron
Biel 1985 Biel (Switzerland) Rafael Vaganian
Biel 1984 Biel (Switzerland) Vlastimil Hort
Robert Huebner
Biel 1983 Biel (Switzerland) Anthony J Miles
John Nunn
Biel 1982 Biel (Switzerland) John Nunn
Florin Gheorghiu
Biel 1981 Biel (Switzerland) Eric Lobron
Vlastimil Hort
Biel 1980 Biel (Switzerland) Yehuda Gruenfeld
Biel 1979 Biel (Switzerland) Viktor Korchnoi
Biel 1977 Biel (Switzerland) Anthony J Miles
Biel 1976 Biel (Switzerland) Bent Larsen