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Biel participants announced
Saturday, June 15, 2013 11:20
The organizers of the Biel Chess Festival have announced the list of participants of their main event. This year the six players are Etienne Bacrot, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Moiseenko, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren, and Richard Rapport. The festival takes place 20 July - 2 August in Biel, Switzerland. Biel is one of those tournaments...
Olivier Breisacher
Monday, August 13, 2012 14:40
Olivier Breisacher, one of the organizers and driving force behind the Biel Chess Festival, passed away on Thursday. The 44-year-old journalist drowned during a holiday in Mallorca, according to Swiss media. Breisacher grew up in Biel and studied in Geneva, where he earned a master's degree at the Institute of International Studies. Working as a...