Firouzja, Caruana and Lei go Candidates
08 Nov 2021
Alireza Firouzja won the Grand Swiss, held by FIDE in Riga amidst a national lockdown, cashing in $70,000 and climbing to the fifth place in the world ranking. Runner-up Fabiano Caruana also qualified for the next Candidates Tournament. The one place at the Women’s Candidates was claimed by Lei Tingjie, who won the Women Grand Swiss by a dominating 1,5 points margin.
- 25 Oct – 08 Nov 2021: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2021