The International Chess Federation announced last week:

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. 

Isle of Man will host the FIDE Grand Swiss and Women’s Grand Swiss 2021

The event is planned to be held in the Villa Marina, and is obviously subject to coronavirus-related restrictions being sufficiently changed to allow it to go ahead.


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