Baku, November 17, AZERTAC
The FIDE Council has approved the bid received from Isle of Man to host the FIDE Grand Swiss 2021, scheduled to take place from Monday, October 25 to Monday, November 8, 2021.
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.
The FIDE Grand Swiss will be limited to 114 participants and it is expected to feature the world’s top-100 players, invited by ranking order. Together with nine other FIDE nominees and five wildcards granted by the organizer, they will compete for a prize fund of USD 425,000.
In addition to that, the inaugural edition of the FIDE Women’s Grand Swiss will be held concurrently, with invitations to the world’s top-40 players. They will be joined by seven other FIDE nominees, plus three organizer’s wildcards. At stake, USD 125,000 in prize money.