In Isle of Man, “FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss 2019” is started. The tournament is held from 10 to 21 October, and is expected to be the strongest Swiss-system tournament in the history of chess. The prize fund will be US$432,500, with a first prize of $70,000.
The tournament is part of the 2020 FIDE World Championship cycle, with the winner qualifying for the Candidates’ Tournament which will produce a challenger to Magnus Carlsen in the next FIDE World Championship Match.
There are Georgian chess players In the tournament: GM Baadur Jobava, GM Ivan Cheparinov, and GM Nino Batsiashvili