Armenian GM Tigran Gharamian (France) scored 6 points out of 7 and shared 1st-2nd places together with GM Jan Smeets (Netherlands) at the Chess960 Tournament that was held within the framework of the festival in Biel, Switzerland. By the tie-break Gharamian took the 2nd prize.
Gharamian had a successful performance also at the rapid chess tournament of Biel festival. Here he scored 7 points out of 9 and shared 2nd-7th places among 117 participants. By the tie-break Gharamian took the 5th place. The Armenian grandmaster was only half a point behind the winner – GM Pentala Harikrishna (India).