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20 Indians are set for FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 starting today

by Shahid Ahmed - 25/10/2023

20 Indians will be seen in action at FIDE Grand Swiss and Women's Grand Swiss 2023, starting in Douglas, Isle of Man today. Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa, Harikrishna, Vidit, Arjun Erigaisi, Nihal, S L Narayanan, Aravindh, Raunak, Aryan Chopra, Leon, Karthikeyan and Abhijeet will play in the Open section. Harika, Vaishali, Vantika, Divya, Tania and Savitha will battle in the Women's event. 106 GMs and 7 IMs from 36 countries with an average rating 2636 are taking part in the Open. The Women's event witnesses 16 GMs, 23 IMs, 5 WGMs and 5 WIMs from 29 countries across the world with an average rating of 2402 should give you an idea about the strength of the event. The top two finishers from both Open and Women event will qualify to the Candidates 2024. Round 1 starts today at 2:30 p.m. local time, 7 p.m. IST. Photos: IM Sagar Shah

Gukesh and Harika will lead the Indian charge

The total prize fund in the Open section saw an increase from US$ 425000 to $460000. The first prize increased from US$ 70000 to $80000. In the Women's event, the prize fund increased from US$ 125000 to $140000. The first prize went up from US$ 20000 to $25000. The total number of prizes in the Open were increased to 46 which was previously 40, for Women it went to 23 from 20.

Vaishali and Praggnanandhaa are poised to become Grandmaster siblings after Visakh and Vignesh N R became India's first earlier this year
All that you wanted to know about the FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 + Special Giveaway | Video: ChessBase India

FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 official logo | Photo: Official site

Fabiano Caruana is currently leading the FIDE Circuit | Photo: FIDE

FIDE Circuit details

Indian players

D Gukesh, R Praggnanandhaa, Pentala Harikrishna, Vidit Gujrathi, Arjun Erigaisi, Nihal Sarin, S L Narayanan, Aravindh Chithambaram, Raunak Sadhwani, Aryan Chopra, Leon Luke Mendonca, Karthikeyan Murali, Abhijeet Gupta will play in the Open section, FIDE Grand Swiss. GM Harika Dronavalli, IMs Vaishali R, Vantika Agrawal, Divya Deshmukh, Tania Sachdev and WGM Savitha Shri B will play in the Women's section, FIDE Women's Grand Swiss.

Players list in Open section

No. NameFideIDFEDRtg
1
GMCaruana, Fabiano2020009USA2786
2
GMNakamura, Hikaru2016192USA2780
3
GMFirouzja, Alireza12573981FRA2777
4
GMGiri, Anish24116068NED2760
5
GMGukesh, D46616543IND2758
6
GMRapport, Richard738590ROU2752
7
GMAronian, Levon13300474USA2742
8
GMPraggnanandhaa, R25059530IND2738
9
GMVachier-Lagrave, Maxime623539FRA2727
10
GMDuda, Jan-Krzysztof1170546POL2726
11
GMYu, Yangyi8603820CHN2720
12
GMKeymer, Vincent12940690GER2717
13
GMAbdusattorov, Nodirbek14204118UZB2716
14
GMHarikrishna, Pentala5007003IND2716
15
GMVidit, Santosh Gujrathi5029465IND2716
16
GMErigaisi, Arjun35009192IND2712
17
GMVitiugov, Nikita4152956ENG2711
18
GMMaghsoodloo, Parham12539929IRI2707
19
GMVan Foreest, Jorden1039784NED2707
20
GMDeac, Bogdan-Daniel1226380ROU2701
21
GMSevian, Samuel2040506USA2698
22
GMShankland, Sam2004887USA2698
23
GMArtemiev, Vladislav24101605FID2697
24
GMMartirosyan, Haik M.13306553ARM2696
25
GMNihal, Sarin25092340IND2694

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Players list in Women section

No. NameFideIDFEDRtg
1
GMGoryachkina, Aleksandra4147103FID2558
2
GMKosteniuk, Alexandra4128125SUI2523
3
GMMuzychuk, Mariya14114550UKR2519
4
GMTan, Zhongyi8603642CHN2517
5
GMMuzychuk, Anna14111330UKR2510
6
IMShuvalova, Polina24171760FID2506
7
GMDronavalli, Harika5015197IND2502
8
GMPaehtz, Elisabeth4641833GER2484
9
GMBatsiashvili, Nino13602993GEO2475
10
IMAssaubayeva, Bibisara13708694KAZ2469
11
WGMWagner, Dinara24157570GER2461
12
IMVaishali, Rameshbabu5091756IND2448
13
IMEfroimski, Marsel2810964ISR2447
14
GMCramling, Pia1700030SWE2446
15
IMMammadzada, Gunay13403729AZE2441
16
GMGunina, Valentina4167570FID2439
17
IMJavakhishvili, Lela13601458GEO2437
18
IMVantika, Agrawal25050389IND2435
19
GMUshenina, Anna14110911UKR2434
20
IMInjac, Teodora932400SRB2426
21
GMStefanova, Antoaneta2902257BUL2424
22
IMBulmaga, Irina13903063ROU2423
23
GMDanielian, Elina13300210ARM2416
24
WGMDivya, Deshmukh35006916IND2408
25
IMGarifullina, Leya34127035FID2402

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Round 1 pairings in Open

The first round 1 has a lot of interesting pairings. The most notable being Raunak Sadhwani facing Anish Giri (NED) on board no.4 and Praggnanandhaa going against his fellow countryman Aryan Chopra.

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
158
GMSaric, Ivan264700GMCaruana, Fabiano2786
1
22
GMNakamura, Hikaru278000GMSvane, Rasmus2646
59
360
GMPonomariov, Ruslan264100GMFirouzja, Alireza2777
3
44
GMGiri, Anish276000GMSadhwani, Raunak2641
61
562
GMMamedov, Rauf264000GMGukesh, D2758
5
66
GMRapport, Richard275200GMYilmaz, Mustafa2640
63
764
GMWarmerdam, Max263600GMAronian, Levon2742
7
88
GMPraggnanandhaa, R273800GMAryan, Chopra2634
65
966
GMGledura, Benjamin263300GMVachier-Lagrave, Maxime2727
9
1010
GMDuda, Jan-Krzysztof272600GMIdani, Pouya2633
67
1168
GMKollars, Dmitrij263300GMYu, Yangyi2720
11
1212
GMKeymer, Vincent271700GMMurzin, Volodar2633
69
1370
GMSargsyan, Shant263100GMAbdusattorov, Nodirbek2716
13
1414
GMHarikrishna, Pentala271600GMHenriquez Villagra, Cristobal2630
71
1572
GML'ami, Erwin262700GMVidit, Santosh Gujrathi2716
15
1616
GMErigaisi, Arjun271200GMSvane, Frederik2626
73
1774
GMDurarbayli, Vasif262500GMVitiugov, Nikita2711
17
1818
GMMaghsoodloo, Parham270700GMKuzubov, Yuriy2625
75
1976
GMMendonca, Leon Luke262200GMVan Foreest, Jorden2707
19
2020
GMDeac, Bogdan-Daniel270100GMTari, Aryan2619
77
2178
GMTheodorou, Nikolas261900GMSevian, Samuel2698
21
2222
GMShankland, Sam269800GMNguyen, Thai Dai Van2618
79
2380
GMTer-Sahakyan, Samvel261800GMArtemiev, Vladislav2697
23
2424
GMMartirosyan, Haik M.269600GMYakubboev, Nodirbek2616
81
2582
GMIturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo261500GMNihal, Sarin2694
25

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Round 1 pairings in Women

In the first round, IM Tania Sachdev will face GM Harika Dronavalli in an All-Indian clash. IM Vaishali R will be up against 44th Olympiad individual Gold medalist, IM Oliwia Kiolbasa (POL).

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
126
IMMatnadze Bujiashvili, Ann240000GMGoryachkina, Aleksandra2558
1
22
GMKosteniuk, Alexandra252300IMNarva, Mai2399
27
328
GMHoang, Thanh Trang239800GMMuzychuk, Mariya2519
3
44
GMTan, Zhongyi251700IMFataliyeva, Ulviyya2393
29
530
IMMilliet, Sophie239100GMMuzychuk, Anna2510
5
66
IMShuvalova, Polina250600IMRoebers, Eline2390
31
732
IMTania, Sachdev238900GMDronavalli, Harika2502
7
88
GMPaehtz, Elisabeth248400FMLee, Alice2388
33
934
IMTsolakidou, Stavroula238500GMBatsiashvili, Nino2475
9
1010
IMAssaubayeva, Bibisara246900WGMBeydullayeva, Govhar2383
35
1136
GMSocko, Monika238000WGMWagner, Dinara2461
11
1212
IMVaishali, Rameshbabu244800IMKiolbasa, Oliwia2375
37
1338
WGMSavitha, Shri B237500IMEfroimski, Marsel2447
13
1414
GMCramling, Pia244600IMCori T., Deysi2367
39
1540
IMMunguntuul, Batkhuyag236600IMMammadzada, Gunay2441
15
1616
GMGunina, Valentina243900IMAulia, Medina Warda2362
41
1742
IMGuichard, Pauline235800IMJavakhishvili, Lela2437
17
1818
IMVantika, Agrawal243500WGMKamalidenova, Meruert2351
43
1944
WIMMkrtchyan, Mariam234300GMUshenina, Anna2434
19
2020
IMInjac, Teodora242600WGMSandu, Mihaela2298
45
2146
GMArakhamia-Grant, Ketevan229700GMStefanova, Antoaneta2424
21
2222
IMBulmaga, Irina242300WIMGomez Barrera, Javiera Belen2266
47
2348
WIMTerbe, Julianna226600GMDanielian, Elina2416
23
2424
WGMDivya, Deshmukh240800WIMKanyamarala, Trisha2184
49
2550
WIMNassr, Lina206600IMGarifullina, Leya2402
25

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Schedule

Every day game starts at 2:30 p.m. local time, 7 p.m. IST between 25th October and 5th November 2023. Rest day is on Tuesday 31st October 2023. The last round on 5th November will start at 2 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST.

Time Control

The time control for each game is: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, followed by 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Qualification

The winner and the runner-up of Grand Swiss shall qualify for the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024. If one or both these players has (-ve) already qualified to the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 at the moment of the beginning of Grand Swiss via different qualification track or do (-es) not need to qualify for the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024, the qualification spot(s) shall go to the highest-placed player(s) in the final standings who has (-ve) not yet qualified to the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 at the moment of the beginning of Grand Swiss

Prizes

The total prize fund in the Open is US$ 460,000 with the first prize being $80,000. For Women's the total prize fund is $140,000, first prize $25,000. Total numbers of prizes are 69, Open - 46 and Women - 23.

Photo Gallery

D Gukesh, Grzegorz Gajewski and Michal Krasenkow

Aryan Chopra, Leon Luke Mendonca and Karthikeyan Murali

Good friends and first round opponents - IM Tania Sachdev and GM Harika Dronavalli

Will one of them be the winner - Fabiano Caruana (USA), Hikaru Nakamura (USA) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA)

Two good friends - Vidit Gujrathi and Anish Giri, Vidit and Sagar Shah

GM Vasyl Ivanchuk (UKR) | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

GM Andrey Esipenko, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) and GM Parham Maghsoodloo (IRI) | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

Official Commentator IM Jovanka Houska (ENG) and Germany no.1 woman - GM Elisabeth Paehtz

WGM Savitha Shri B

Technical Meeting | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

Fabiano Caruana drew Black pieces | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

FIDE Women's World Cup 2023 winner - GM Aleksandra Goryachkina also drew the same color as Caruana | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

The tournament hall

For more photos, please click here.

Video Gallery

The short and sweet opening ceremony of the FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 | Video: ChessBase India
The exquisite playing hall of the FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 | Villa Marina at the Isle of Man | Video: ChessBase India
Vidit Gujrathi and Anish Giri celebrate together Vidit's 29th birthday | Isle of Man 2023 | Video: ChessBase India
Vladislav Artemiev who got married at the age of 20 is now father to two daughters! | Video: ChessBase India
Nakamura is not happy with one of the rules at the FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 | Video: ChessBase India
Watch FIDE Grand Swiss and Women’s Grand Swiss 2023 Round 1 Live Commentary by GM David Howell (ENG) and IM Jovanka Houska (ENG) | Video: FIDE

Links

Official site

Tournament Regulations: Open and Women