The Biel Chess Festival 2009 is going to be one of the strongest events of the year. It will feature six grandmasters with average ELO of 2713. Top seeded is GM Alexander Morozevich (2751, RUS), followed by Vassily Ivanchuk (2746, UKR), Boris Gelfand (2733, ISR), Evgeny Alekseev (2716, RUS) , Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2684, FRA), and the winner of Corus Chess B 2009 Fabiano Caruana (2649, ITA).
The Biel Chess Festival 2009 will take place 19-30 July in Switzerland. The news was first brought by Stefano Bellincampi, who also reveals GM Caruana will be in Biel with his coach GM Alexander Chernin.