The 47th Biel Chess Festival 2014 included a 11-round Swiss Master Tournament that was taking part on 14-25th July 2014.

Indian GM Adhiban emerged a clear winner with 8,5/11 points, defeating Turkish GM Dragan Solak with black pieces in the last round and deservedly grabbed the first prize of 7.000 CHF.

Second place was shared in a seven-way tie by GM Victor Mikhalevski (ISR), GM Mateusz Bartel (POL), GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov (RUS), GM Samuel Shankland(USA), GM Benjamin Bok (NED), GM Dariusz Swiercz (POL) and GM Viktor Erdos (HUN) on 7,5 points each, but Mikhalevski and Bartel took the silver and bronze on superior tie-break score.

The Swiss championship U18 was a part of the Master Tournament.

FM Studer Noel lifted the trophy among youth with 6.5/11 points and 21st place in the Master Tournament.

Second place was shared by FM Lars Rindlisbacher, Grandadam Patrik and Hoang,Harry on 6 points each, but Rindlisbacher claimed second on superior tie-break score.

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Top standings after 11 rounds:

1. GM Adhiban,B 2610 IND 8.5
2. GM Mikhalevski,Victor 2539 ISR 7.5
3. GM Bartel,Mateusz 2644 POL 7.5
4. GM Rakhmanov,Aleksandr 2626 RUS 7.5
5. GM Shankland,Samuel L 2632 USA 7.5
6. GM Bok,Benjamin 2586 NED 7.5
7. GM Swiercz,Dariusz 2617 POL 7.5
8. GM Erdos,Viktor 2648 HUN 7.5
9. GM Sebenik,Matej 2516 SLO 7.0
10. GM Roiz,Michael 2572 ISR 7.0
11. GM Molner,Mackenzie 2504 USA 7.0
12. GM Hera,Imre Jr 2561 HUN 7.0
13. GM Solak,Dragan 2639 TUR 7.0
14. GM Cvitan,Ognjen 2535 CRO 7.0
15. GM Ganguly,Surya Shekhar 2619 IND 7.0
16. GM Banusz,Tamas 2595 HUN 7.0
17. IM Donchenko,Alexander 2499 GER 6.5
18. Antipov,Mikhail Al GM 2502 RUS 6.5
19. Lampert,Jonas 2421 GER 6.5
20. GM Cherniaev,Alexander 2434 RUS 6.5
21. FM Studer,Noel 2375 SUI 6.5
22. FM Rambaldi,Francesco 2444 ITA 6.5
23. WGM Bartel,Marta 2328 POL 6.5
24. GM Gallagher,Joseph G 2484 SUI 6.5
25. Hasenohr,Benedict 2232 SUI 6.5

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