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Grand Swiss IoM Tournament

Wang Hao5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Fabiano Caruana5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Alexander Grischuk4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Kirill Alekseenko4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
David Anton Guijarro4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Levon Aronian4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Parham Maghsoodloo4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Magnus Carlsen4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Viswanathan Anand4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Robert Hovhannisyan4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Alexey Shirov4/6(+4 -2 =0)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Yu Yangyi4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Luke McShane4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Yuriy Kryvoruchko4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Vladislav Kovalev4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Rinat Jumabayev4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Sergey Karjakin4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Boris Gelfand4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Matthias Bluebaum3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Surya Shekhar Ganguly3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Le Quang Liem3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Maxim Matlakov3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Bu Xiangzhi3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
(155 players total; 126 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Grand Swiss IoM (2019)

The FIDE Grand Swiss is an 11-round Swiss tournament taking place from 10-21 October 2019 in the COMIS Hotel and Golf Resort near Douglas, Isle of Man. The winner (or highest placed finisher if Carlsen and/or Caruana come out in front) qualifies for the 2020 Candidates Tournament. Tiebreaks, and not a playoff, will decide placings in the event of a tie for first place. The 100 highest rated players from July 2018-June 2019 were invited as well as 17 who qualified through various competitions and wildcards.

Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. The total prize fund for the Grand Swiss is $432,500, with $70,000 for first place. (1)

Official site:

(1) chess24

Previous event: Isle of Man Masters (2018)

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 459  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Adly vs Baard Dahl 1-0332019Grand Swiss IoMA07 King's Indian Attack
2. A Demchenko vs P Cramling  1-01092019Grand Swiss IoMC50 Giuoco Piano
3. A Erenberg vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½302019Grand Swiss IoMD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
4. T Nabaty vs E Polovnikova-Atalik  ½-½872019Grand Swiss IoMA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
5. Tingjie Lei vs Ganguly  ½-½332019Grand Swiss IoMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. V Kovalev vs Movsziszian  ½-½562019Grand Swiss IoMB06 Robatsch
7. Raunak Sadhwani vs S Sjugirov 1-0332019Grand Swiss IoMB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. Dreev vs A Stefanova  1-0392019Grand Swiss IoMD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
9. D Saduakassova vs Eljanov  ½-½562019Grand Swiss IoMD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Shirov vs A Kashlinskaya 1-0242019Grand Swiss IoMD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. E Paehtz vs P Maghsoodloo  ½-½752019Grand Swiss IoMB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. V Fedoseev vs Gupta Prithu  1-0322019Grand Swiss IoME15 Queen's Indian
13. L de La Fuente vs I Saric  ½-½422019Grand Swiss IoMB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. F Berkes vs D Harika  ½-½952019Grand Swiss IoMD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. V Keymer vs Y Kryvoruchko  ½-½382019Grand Swiss IoMD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Robson vs J B Bjerre  ½-½542019Grand Swiss IoMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. D Gukesh vs Leko  ½-½272019Grand Swiss IoMC67 Ruy Lopez
18. I Cheparinov vs T Baron  1-0362019Grand Swiss IoME81 King's Indian, Samisch
19. Jansa vs A Sarana  0-1392019Grand Swiss IoMB27 Sicilian
20. Movsesian vs D Gavrilescu  ½-½432019Grand Swiss IoMC02 French, Advance
21. K H B Allen vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  0-1342019Grand Swiss IoME62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. Akopian vs V Nebolsina  ½-½312019Grand Swiss IoMC42 Petrov Defense
23. D Kolbus vs R Hovhannisyan  ½-½482019Grand Swiss IoMA21 English
24. B Adhiban vs L Wu 1-0262019Grand Swiss IoMC42 Petrov Defense
25. S Swaminathan vs K Piorun  ½-½592019Grand Swiss IoMB12 Caro-Kann Defense
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 459  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Oct-15-19  Pedro Fernandez: Of course <AylerKupp>. <diceman> says <it is very likely>, however Magnus has been compromised in some of his games, and Fabiano too! Let's close this question.

Now I want asking: Who will be the opositor of Caruana on Thursday? Well, he already played vs Hao, but Fabi has a higher rating than Hao, so I think Caruana vs Carlsen. Is this right?

A warm greeting for this couple of great friends.

Oct-15-19  Pedro Fernandez: Errata: <I want asking sounds horrible>, I believe correct is <I want to ask>. Is this right?
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  wtpy: I have nothing against Carlsen, was just pulling for the old man.
Oct-15-19  WorstPlayerEver: <Pedro Fernandez>

It's no use asking me because I am Dutch, although I think it's correct :)

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  keypusher: < Pedro Fernandez: Errata: <I want asking sounds horrible>, I believe correct is <I want to ask>. Is this right?> Yes, same as Spanish, no? <Quiero preguntar... or Quiero saber...>. But in English <I am wondering...> or just <I wonder...> means more or less the same. <I want asking...> is not something people would say, but if they did, it would mean roughly <Someone should ask me...>.

Simplest version of the question is <Who is Caruana playing Thursday?> but unfortunately I do not know the answer.

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  diceman: <keypusher:

<Who is Caruana playing Thursday?>>

Guess that means rest day?

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  me to play: <Simplest version of the question is <Who is Caruana playing Thursday?> but unfortunately I do not know the answer.> Not sure either, but Danny King was saying that it likely would be Aronian.
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  perfidious: <wtpy>, remember the Robert Johnson classic <If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day>?

<Lawd, the little woman I'm lovin' wouldn't have no right to pray....>

Oct-15-19  WorstPlayerEver: Results after round 6:
Caruana, Wang 5 pts.
Anton Guijarro, Aronian, Alekseenko, Carlsen, Grischuk, Maghsoodloo, Vitiugov 4.5 pts.
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  northernfox: <WPE> Thank you for the summary of leaders. I had difficulty with the official website.

I assume there is a fairly large group of players at 4 pts?

Oct-15-19  WorstPlayerEver:
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  Messiah: I have never ever rooted this heavily for Maghsoodloo. Come on man, you are the best! Open wisely, according to your best preparation, calculate everything properly, be calm and patient, and WIN!
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  chancho: Some pairings for round 7:

Grischuk Alexander - Caruana Fabiano
Aronian Levon - Wang Hao
Alekseenko Kiril - Carlsen Magnus
Anton Guijarro David - Vitiugov Nikita
Yu Yangyi - Maghsoodloo Parham
Kryvoruchko Yuriy - Anand Viswanathan
Fedoseev Vladimir - Karjakin Sergey
Shirov Alexei - Wojtaszek Radoslaw
Adhiban B. - Nakamura Hikaru
Jumabayev Rinat - Gelfand Boris
McShane Luke J - Kovalev Vladislav

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  Messiah: Sorry I meant Alekseenko.
Oct-15-19  nok: <I have never ever rooted this heavily for Maghsoodloo. Come on man, you are the best!>

As you wish. Me, I'll root for Alexeenko.

Oct-15-19  botvinnik64: What a great tournament with exciting pairings for Round 7 - who said Classical Chess is dead? Open tourneys rule!
Oct-15-19  Tal1949: This is like old school chess-excitement on every board. Better than those closed prearranged tournaments!
Oct-15-19  csmath: Magnus is black versus Alekseenko on Thursday.

I really wnated to see Wang Hao versus Magnus as I think Magnus feels he needs to return one inspired ending win to Wang Hao and Wang Hao would not shy away from attacking.

But lets see what Alekseenko can do.

Oct-15-19  Pedro Fernandez: << diceman>: <keypusher:

<Who is Caruana playing Thursday?>>

Guess that means rest day?>
Rest day is tomorrow Wednesday.

Oct-15-19  Pedro Fernandez: Hi <chancho>, I thought in Carlsen vs Caruana since in tie breaks rules first the rating is considered, so by consistency, the two highest ratings are Carlsen and Caruana. So the pairings are sorted? Thanks and greetings my friend!
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  keypusher: <Messiah: Sorry I meant Alekseenko.>

Nobody cares. You're making a fool of yourself in the most boring way possible.

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  parmetd: Pedro the rules also say the same player can't be floated twice in a row. Carlaen was already floated up last round to play Shirov.
Oct-15-19  Pedro Fernandez: Hi <parmetd>, float? this word in Spanish means ``flotar'', i.e. what you do on the water or with a parachute, what has to do ``float'' here? Please, may you explain me? Thanks my friend!
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  parmetd: Float is when a player breaks their score group. Floating down would be [Shirov] who did not play another 4/5 scored player. While floating up would be [Carlsen] 3.5/5 who played Shirov who was a higher score.

I will do my best to explain this in spanish as well.

Es una situación específica en la que no hay suficientes jugadores en el mismo grupo de puntuación. El jugador que juega contra alguien con un puntaje diferente está "flotando."

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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Pedro,

You are correct with float and 'parachute.'

When I was told I had a down float in the 'Grand' 1979 Open Air tournament at Baden-Baden I hired a light aircraft and jumped out at 3,000 feet.

I pulled the rip chord at 900 feet, gently glided into my seat, played 1.e4 and pressed my clock.

The players put down their pens and applauded.

(Eduard Gufeld nicked my parachute, cut it up and sold it as souvenir silk hankies to the tourists....Ah the good old days.)


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