This year Biel is going to be especially exciting as most of the leading junior players are participating. Young, extremely talented and high-rated, they will for sure play a lot of fighting games. You can now vote for your favorite at Biel - see a new poll at Pogonina.com! I know many of the guys in person and will just wish them good luck!
The Master Tournament will also feature some big names, including GM Alexander Riazantsev (2674), GM Boris Grachev (2667), GM Michail Roiz (2664) and many others. Also, a top female player, IM Nadezhda Kosintseva (2553) will be competing. Make sure to check our women's live ratings to follow her progress.