Six Indian chess Grandmasters, including former World Champion V. Anand, has qualified for the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 as of June 1, 2019, FIDE the global chess body said on Monday.
The ‘FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss’ will be held in the Isle of Man from October 10 to 21, and is expected to be the strongest Swiss-system tournament in the history of chess.
The Indian players who have qualified are Anand, P. Harikrishna, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, B. Adhiban, K. Sasikiran, and R. Sethuraman.
The lists of players qualified from the African, American and Asian Continental Championships will be published as soon as the respective events are over, FIDE said.
Top-ranked players like World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri and others are also in the fray, FIDE said.
The tournament is part of the 2020 FIDE World Championship cycle, with the winner qualifying for the Candidates’ Tournament which will produce a challenger to Magnus Carlsen in the next FIDE World Championship Match. Read More