Grand Swiss FIDE Qualifiers

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
61 GM
Melkumyan
Hrant Armenia 2658 Rating Qualifier 83
62 GM
Shirov
Alexei Spain 2658 Reserve 4
63 GM
Kasimdzhanov
Rustam Uzbekistan 2657 Rating Qualifier 89
64 GM
Maghsoodloo
Parham Iran 2656 Rating Qualifier 76
65 GM
Piorun
Kacper Poland 2656 Europe CC 1
66 GM
Eljanov
Pavel Ukraine 2655 Rating Qualifier 60
67 GM
Dreev
Aleksey Russia 2655 Rating Qualifier 90
68 GM
Motylev
Alexander Russia 2654 Rating Qualifier 94
69 GM
Robson
Ray United States 2652 Rating Qualifier 75
70 GM
Alekseenko
Kirill Russia 2650 Reserve 20
71 GM
Mamedov
Rauf Azerbaijan 2650 Rating Qualifier 50
72 GM
Akopian
Vladimir Armenia 2650 Rating Qualifier 98
73 GM
Lupulescu
Constantin Romania 2649 Reserve 64
74 GM
Riazantsev
Alexander Russia 2645 Reserve 3
75 GM
Zvjaginsev
Vadim Russia 2644 Reserve 14
76 GM
Mareco
Sandro Argentina 2643 Rating Qualifier 95
77 GM
Abasov
Nijat Azerbaijan 2641 Reserve 35
78 GM
Sarana
Alexey Russia 2640 Reserve 45
79 GM
Hovhannisyan
Robert Armenia 2640 Reserve 36
80 GM
Papaioannou
Ioannis Greece 2640 Reserve 18
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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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