Grand Swiss - Firouzja and Caruana in the Candidates

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11/7/2021 – Draws on the top 13 boards in the final round of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss meant Alireza Firouzja and Fabiano Caruana qualified to the next edition of the Candidates Tournament. Firouzja was the clear winner with a remarkable 8/11 score, while Caruana tied on points with Grigoriy Oparin but got a better tiebreak score than his Russian colleague. In the women’s event, Lei Tingjie had secured tournament victory with a round to spare. Elisabeth Paehtz and Zhu Jiner finished second and third respectively. | Photo: Anna Shtourman

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Round 11

Both tournaments are part of the qualifications for the 2021-23 World Championship cycle, with the top two players in the open event qualifying for the 2022 Candidates Tournament and the following six securing spots in the Grand Prix. The winner of the Women’s Grand Swiss will qualify directly for the Women Candidates and four best players will qualify for the next year’s Women’s Grand Prix.

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Schedule

  • October 27 - November 1: Rounds 1-6
  • November 2: Rest day
  • November 3 - 7: Rounds 7-11

Rounds kick off at 14.00 local time (13.00 CEST, 7.00 ET, 16.30 IST)


Final standings - Open

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Firouzja Alireza 8,0 68,0
2 Caruana Fabiano 7,5 67,0
3 Oparin Grigoriy 7,5 63,5
4 Yu Yangyi 7,0 66,5
5 Keymer Vincent 7,0 65,5
6 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 7,0 65,0
7 Predke Alexandr 7,0 64,5
8 Shirov Alexei 7,0 64,5
9 Howell David W L 7,0 62,5
10 Sargissian Gabriel 7,0 61,5
11 Anton Guijarro David 7,0 61,0
12 Korobov Anton 7,0 60,5
13 Sevian Samuel 7,0 60,5
14 Esipenko Andrey 7,0 60,0
15 Deac Bogdan-Daniel 7,0 60,0

...108 players


Final standings - Women’s

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Lei Tingjie 9,0 64,5
2 Paehtz Elisabeth 7,5 69,5
3 Zhu Jiner 7,5 67,5
4 Muzychuk Mariya 7,0 69,0
5 Harika Dronavalli 7,0 64,5
6 Javakhishvili Lela 7,0 64,5
7 Badelka Olga 7,0 61,0
8 Kosteniuk Alexandra 6,5 68,5
9 Pogonina Natalija 6,5 66,0
10 Assaubayeva Bibisara 6,5 62,5
11 Zawadzka Jolanta 6,5 61,0
12 Cori T. Deysi 6,5 58,0
13 Munguntuul Batkhuyag 6,5 57,0
14 Vantika Agrawal 6,5 56,5
15 Girya Olga 6,5 55,5

...50 players


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Commentary by GMs Anna Muzychuk and Stuart Conquest


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