FIDE Grand Swiss 2021 concluded

FIDE Grand Swiss 2021 and FIDE Women’s Grand Swiss 2021 concluded yesterday in Riga, Latvia.

108 players participated in the Open tournament, and after 11 played rounds Firouzja Alireza (FRA, 2770) became the sole Winner of the event with score of 8 points. As a Winner of the event, Firouzja won 70.000$ prize and qualified for the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022.

Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2800) and Oparin Grigoriy (RUS, 2654) tied for the second place with 7.5 points, each. Tiebreaks criteria decided that Fabiano Caruana takes silver and a ticket for the 2022 Candidates Tournament.

Grigoriy Oparin claimed bronze medal.

Players ranked from 3rd to 8th spots qualified for the FIDE Grand Prix events: Oparin Grigoriy (RUS, 2654), Yu Yangyi (CHN, 2704), Keymer Vincent (GER, 2630), Vachier-Lagrave Maxime (FRA, 2763), Predke Alexandr (RUS, 2666) and Shirov Alexei (ESP, 2659).

Lei Tingjie (CHN, 2505) clinched the gold medal with a round to spare. With the final score of 9 points, Lei Tingjie won 20.000$ prize and qualified for the Women’s Candidates Tournament 2022.

Paehtz Elisabeth (GER, 2475) and Zhu Juner (CHN, 2455) tied for silver, scoring 7.5 points, each. According to tiebreaks, Paehtz Elisabeth came second.

Zhu Jiner finished the event winning the bronze medal.

Players ranked from 2nd to 5th place qualified for FIDE Women’s Grand Prix events: Paehtz Elisabeth (GER, 2475), Zhu Jiner (CHN, 2455), Muzychuk Mariya (UKR, 2536) and Harika Dronavalli (IND, 2511).

The Closing Ceremony of the event was attended by FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE CEO and ECU Vice President Dana Reizniece Ozola, and Tournament Director Egons Lavendelis. The Closing ceremony was live broadcasted and could have been followed through the official website of the event.

The event took place from 25th October to 8th November, in Riga, Latvia, with a total prize fund of 425.000$ in Open section and 125.000$ in Women’s event.

Photos source: Youtube screenshots

Official website of the event