Monday 20 May 2019


The 2019 FIDE Grand Prix series is underway, with the first event currently taking place in Moscow. Borrowing from tennis, each Grand Prix event will now be played as a knockout, with GP points earned by surviving for as long as possible. To avoid one of the defects of chess knock-out events, players who win without going to playoff games earn more points than players who do.
Each of the 4 events has the same field, with the top two finishers qualifying for the Candidates Series. Already there have been a couple of high profile casualties in the first tournament with Lev Aronian, and Anish Giri being knocked out in the first round. 
Live coverage of the event is at the tournament website, with rounds starting at 10pm Canberra time.

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