FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament 2019 starts in two days, and takes place from 10th-21st October at the Comis Hotel and Golf Resort, in Isle of Man.
The Winner of the FIDE Grand Swiss event qualifies for the next 2020 Candidates Tournament. Top seeds are: World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2876), Caruana Fabiano (USA, 2812), So Wesley (USA, 2767), Anand Viswanathan (IND, 2765), Yu Yangyi (CHN, 2763), Karjakin Sergey (RUS, 2760), Grischuk Alexander (RUS, 2759), Aronian Leon (ARM, 2758), Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL, 2748), Harikrishna Pentala (IND, 2746), reigning European Chess Champion, Artemiev Vladislav (RUS, 2746).
The event will be played in 11 rounds, Swiss system. The time control 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.
Total prize fund of the event is 432.500 USD, with 70.000 USD reserved for the Winner of the event.
The FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss 2019 is organized by IOM International Chess Limited.