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FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss
Classic 100+30
Rated
Riga
Oct 27 - Nov 7
Organizer
WorldChess
Participation
Invitation-only
System
Swiss
Region
Worldwide
Players
108
Rounds
11
Status
Ended

The FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss is a chess tournament that is part of the world championship cycle. The 2021 Grand Swiss will determine two candidates for the 2022 world championship.

The 2021 Grand Swiss was announced on December 15, 2020. Its change of venue from the Isle of Man to Riga, Latvia was announced on August 9, 2021. 

Org. WorldChess,
Invitation-only,
11 rounds
(Swiss) ∙
Ended ∙
Oct 27, 11:00
Ends Nov 07
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    About Tournament

    The Grand Swiss tournament will see 114 players from 39 federations take part. The world's second highest-rated player and former contender for the title of World Champion, American Fabiano Caruana, leads the lineup. He is joined by other leading world heavyweights such as Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, as well as the top-10 newcomers, Richard Rapport and Alireza Firouzja. FIDE has awarded special wild cards to more than 20 players, ensuring that the strongest world juniors and players from all continents take part. The average rating of the players in the Grand Swiss is 2647, making this the strongest Swiss-system chess tournament in the world.

    Schedule

    Month

    Day

    Time

    Event

    Oct 27 We 11:00 Round 1
      28 Th 11:00 Round 2
      29 Fr 11:00 Round 3
      30 Sa 11:00 Round 4
      31 Su 11:00 Round 5
    Nov 1 Mo 11:00 Round 6
      2 Tu - Free day
      3 We 11:00 Round 7
      4 Th 11:00 Round 8
      5 Fr 11:00 Round 9
      6 Sa 11:00 Round 10
      7 Su 11:00 Round 11
      8 Mo 8:00 Mikhail Tal Blitz
    How to attend

    The FIDE Grand Swiss takes place in Riga, Latvia. The 2019 tournament was held in Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, a British dependency. The 2021 tournament was originally scheduled to be played there as well, but was moved "due to the strict COVID-19 restrictions still in place in the Isle of Man and the UK," according to FIDE. The change of location did not affect the dates and format of the 2021 event.