Vidit Gujrathi qualifies for FIDE Swiss League 2021

GM Vidit Gujrathi has qualified for the FIDE Grand Swiss league which is all set to take place in Riga, Latvia from October 25 to November 8’ 2021. A total of 4 Indian men’s players have qualified for the Swiss league including the likes of GM Vishwanathan Anand, GM Vidit, GM Pentala Harikrishna, and GM Adhiban Bhaskaran. The event will feature the top 114 players in an 11 round swiss format. GM Harika Dronavalli has qualified for the women’s swiss league which will feature top 50 players across the globe.

FIDE Swiss league is an important event as the top 2 players finishing in the Men’s and Women’s category get their seats booked at the Candidates 2022 and stand a chance to challenge the World champion. Vidit has also qualified for the FIDE Grand Prix 2022 after reaching the top 8 at the recently concluded Chess World Cup 2021 and has 2 shots to book his spot at the prestigious Candidates 2022.

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