Here is a list of the players:
|Name Country Rating Age||World ranking|
The schedule :
18th to 20th of July: Rounds 1 to 3 at 2 pm (local time)
21st rest day
22nd -23rd: Rounds 4 and 5 at 2 pm
24th rest day
25th to 28th: Rounds 6 to 9 at 2 pm
29th: Round 10 at 11 am
2pm is the same as in Paris and Madrid.
Subtract one hour for London and six for New York.
Official site : www.bielchessfestival.ch
live play : http://live.bielchessfestival.ch/
The 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw system will be used. I'm not sure this makes anyone play any differently, but it looks good on paper!
The rate of play: 120 minutes for 40 moves, then 60 mins for 20 further moves
and then 15 mins (with a 30 seconds increment per move) for the rest of the game, .
No draw offers are permitted before move 30.