by Sebastian Siebrecht
7/21/2020 – Following the Speedy Event, the Grandmasters had been permitted to delight in a rest working day. The open match, limited to 150 gamers because of to the corona crisis, kicked off on Monday. Sebastian Siebrecht despatched a report. | Photographs: Simon Bohnenblust
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The Open has started
The town of Biel, the check out money of Switzerland, is located at the eastern close of Lake Biel, at the foot of the Jura, in the charming Seeland. A modest invitational Chess960 tournament on Saturday was the begin for the Grandmasters and the festival. The Immediate match, which is rated for the closing classification (Grandmaster Triathlon with Quick/Basic/Blitz), adopted on Sunday. The young German up-and-comer Vincent Keymer confirmed an outstanding performance with two sturdy next places and fantastic online games, which offers hope for a very good tournament.
On Monday, the C-HTO, an open up event with a most of 150 contributors, started off with a complete security program thanks to the corona restrictions.
The Swiss Event Director Paul Kohler organised the party incredibly professionally. All facts can be discovered on the superb homepage.
The program appears to be to be feasible and could provide as a model for other significant chess occasions
Favorite in the C-HTO is French grandmaster and expert in Opens Christian Bauer, adopted by Algerian grandmaster Bilel Bellahcene. A small German delegation consisting of IMs Gerlef Meins and Adrian Gschnitzer will try their luck subsequent to some younger Swiss talents.
The younger Austrian expertise Miriam Moerwald attempted challenging today but missing a piece by go 8
In addition to the chess, the Swiss lakes and mountains are specially inviting for people fascinated in physical training.
Speedy, 19.7.2020, David Anto Gujiarro-Vincent Keymer