WANG HAO WINS FIDE CHESS.COM GRAND SWISS 2019

October 22, 2019

After 11 played rounds at FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament, Wang Hao (CHN, 2726) became the Winner of the event and qualified for the next World Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg.

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Rd 11, 21 October 2019, photo by John Saunders

Wang Hao (CHN, 2726) defeated Howell David W L (ENG, 2694) in the last round to join Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2812) in the lead for the 1st place, since both scored 8 points each. According to tiebreaks, the triumph in the last round brought a victory to Wang Hao, while Fabiano Caruana finished on the second place.

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Rd 11, 21 October 2019, photo by John Saunders

Six players tied for the third place, each with 7.5 points: Alekseenko Kirill (2674), Aronian Levon (ARM, 2758), Anton Guijarro David (ESP, 2674), Carlsen Magnus (NOR, 2876), Nakamura Hikaru (USA, 2845) and Vitiugov Nikita (RUS, 2732).

Final standings

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Rd 11, 21 October 2019, photo by John Saunders

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament 2019 took place from 10th-21st October at the Comis Hotel and Golf Resort, in Isle of Man, with a total prize fund of 432.500 USD.

The event was played in 11 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 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.

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