Organiser:

Tournament organised by IOM International Chess Limited:
  • Chairman and Tournament Director: Alan Ormsby
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  • Tournament Director: Brian Woodard 
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  • Director: Keith Allen
  • Director: Zahed Miah

FIDE Appointments:

  • FIDE Supervisor: Jeroen van den Berg
  • FIDE Chief Arbiter:IA, IO Alex Holowczak
  • FIDE Fair-Play Officer: IA Andrew Howie
  • FIDE Press Officer: Milan Dinic

Arbiters (Appointed by Organiser):

  • IA Peter Purland (Deputy Chief Arbiter)
  • IA Arno Eliens
  • IA, IO, WGM Ana Srebrnic
  • IA Alan Atkinson
  • IA Alon Shulman
  • IA Matthew Carr (Reserve)
  • IA, IM Jack Rudd (Major & Minor, and part-time Grand Swiss)
  • ECF Arbiter, Harry Minor (Major & Minor)

Live Boards:

  • IA Matthew Carr
  • IA David Clayton

Organiser’s Press Officer

  • John Saunders

Chess.com Team

  • GM Daniel King (Commentator)
  • IM Anna Rudolf (Commentator)
  • WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni (Social Media)
  • IM Daniel Rensch
  • Aran Graham
  • Peter Doggers
  • IO Lennart Ootes
  • FM Mike Klein
  • WFM Maria Emelianova
  • IM Rakesh Kulkarni
  • Pete Cilento
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Preview: 2019 FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss
Published: 15 Sep 2019

John Saunders reports: in just under a month’s time there begins the newest, and potentially most exciting, qualification event in the 2019/2020 World Chess Championship cycle – the inaugural FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament, to be played over 11 rounds in the Isle of Man. The primary purpose of this tournament is to fill one of the eight places in the Candidates’ Tournament to be held in the first half of 2020. It features a phenomenal field of 160 leading players who aspire to the title and an eye-popping first prize of $70,000, with a total prize fund of $432,500. The latter detail has also attracted the two biggest names of all, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, who head a competitor list featuring 26* players rated 2700 or more.


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IOM International Chess Limited Announces ‘FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss’
Published: 03 Jun 2019

Douglas, Isle of Man, 4 June 2019 — The ‘FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss’ will be held in the Isle of Man from 10 to 21 October, and is expected to be the strongest Swiss-system tournament in the history of chess. The prize fund will be US$432,500, with a first prize of $70,000.


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