25 July 2017
Hou Yifan and Peter Leko Start Biel Chess Festival With Victories
Round 1 games are played.In round 1 of the 50th Biel International Chess Festival Alexander Morozevich lost to Hou Yifan, while Peter Leko outplayed Noël Studer. The games Georgiadis - Navara, Bacrot - Ponomariov, and Vaganian - Harikrishna were drawn.
The following games will be played in round 2: Ponomariov - Leko, Hou Yifan - Studer, Navara - Morozevich, Harikrishna - Georgiadis, and Bacrot - Vaganian.