FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

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Roger de Coverly
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Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:52 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:39 pm
Returns in 2021
The World Chess Federation has accepted a bid by the Isle of Man to host the 114-player FIDE Grand Swiss on the Isle of Man from October 25 to November 8, 2021.
There's an underlying assumption that the Isle of Man would have reopened its borders by then.

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Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:39 pm

FIDE's press release on this which includes the statement "With 164 players in total and a combined prize fund of USD 550,000, the event is set to be the strongest and highest-budgeted swiss tournament ever registered in history. "

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Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:05 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:52 pm
There's an underlying assumption that the Isle of Man would have reopened its borders by then.
The FIDE Press Release states:

"The event is, of course, subject to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by mid-2021. At present, Isle of Man’s borders are closed, while local tournaments are being played without restrictions."

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