28 October 2021

First Round of FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss Played in Riga

It didn't do without surprises.

Photo: Mark Livshitz / FIDE
Photo: Mark Livshitz / FIDE

The first games of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss events were played in Riga. Maxim Matlakov (Russia), Boris Gelfand (Israel), and Rauf Mamedov (Azerbaijan) lost to their lower-rated opponents. In the women's event, Leya Garifullina (Russia) defeated the tournament's № 6 Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan) with the black pieces. Alina Kashlinskaya (Russia) and Elina Danielian (Armenia) lost as well. Nevertheless, the majority of the rating favourites scored made a step forward. Twenty players have a perfect score in the open event and eighteen in the women's. 

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