Tournament Schedule

Schedule : Grand Swiss

Date

Time

8th October

 

 Arrival

9th October

18:00

19:00

Players’ Meeting

Opening Ceremony

10th October

15:00 

Round 1

11th October

15:00 

Round 2

12th October

 15:00

Round 3

13thOctober

 15:00

Round 4

14th October

 15:00

Round 5

15th October

 15:00

Round 6

16th October

-

Rest day

17th October

 15:00

Round 7

18th October

 15:00

Round 8

19th October

 15:00

Round 9

20th October

15:00 

Round 10

21st October

13:30 

21:00

Round 11

Closing Ceremony

22nd October

 

 Departure

3.00pm start time rounds 1 to 10.
1.30pm start time round 11.

Rate of play

100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining
moves, with 30 seconds added per move from the start.


Schedule : Major

Saturday 12 October to Friday 18 October 2019, 7 rounds, starting 3.00pm daily, approximate 5 hour.

Rate of play

90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the remaining moves, with 30 seconds added per move from the start.


Schedule : Minor

Saturday 12 October to Friday 18 October 2019, 7 rounds, starting 3.00pm daily, approximate 5 hour sessions.

Rate of play

90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the remaining moves, with 30 seconds added per move from the start.

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Latest News

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Round 11 Report and Prizegiving
Published: 21 Oct 2019

Round 11 Report

John Saunders reports: the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss ended in a tie for first place between Wang Hao (China) and Fabiano Caruana (USA) on 8 points out of 11. Wang Hao, who defeated David Howell in the final round whilst other leading games were drawn, was placed first on tie-break and he qualifies for a place in the 2020 Candidates’ tournament in Ekaterinburg. Six players tied for third place on 7½: in tie-break order, Kirill Alekseenko (Russia), Levon Aronian (Armenia), David Antón Guijarro (Spain), Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Hikaru Nakamura (USA) and Nikita Vitiugov (Russia). The top women’s prize was shared by Harika Dronavalli (India) and Dinara Saduakassova (Kazakhstan) who both scored 5½ points, with the Indian player receiving the trophy on tie-break. A fuller report will follow.


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FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Round 10 Report
Published: 21 Oct 2019

Round 10 Report

John Saunders reports: the penultimate round of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss had everything. The eight boards with players still having an interest in qualifying for the Candidates’ tournament featured seven decisive results, with the only draw being a well-contested game between Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian. A sole leader emerged in the form of world number two Fabiano Caruana, who defeated David Antón Guijarro to reach 7½ points, while the world champion Magnus Carlsen beat Maxim Matlakov via an overwhelming position which became a much more problematic one before he found a way to win and equal Ding Liren’s record of 100 top-level classical games without a loss. Carlsen thus progressed to 7 points along with Nakamura and Aronian, and they were joined by Wang Hao, Kirill Alekseenko, David Howell and Nikita Vitugov who won their games to reach the same score. Thus there are eight players left to contest first prize and/or the Candidates’ qualifying place in the eleventh and last round.


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