Yannick Pelletier

Yannick was born in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, and was first introduced to chess at age 7. He won the U16 Championship in 1991, and became the first Swiss-born Grandmaster in 2000.
Five time Swiss Champion (1995, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2014), he is the current director of the renowned Biel/Bienne Grandmaster Tournament. Fluent in six languages, Yannick is a popular commentator and has covered such top tournaments as the Zurich Chess Challenge and the Alekhine Memorial in 2013.

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