FIDE Grand Swiss 2023

General Information

General information

The FIDE Grand Swiss and FIDE Women’s Grand Swiss 2023 will be held from the 23rd of October to the 6th of November at the Villa Marina, Douglas, Isle of Man.

Both tournaments are part of the qualifications for the current World Championship cycle, with the top two players in the open event qualifying for the 2024 Candidates Tournament and the top two players in the Women’s Grand Swiss qualifying for the 2024 Women’s Candidates.

Eleven rounds will be played under the Swiss System, with 164 players participating from all continents: 114 in the Grand Swiss and 50 players in the Women’s Grand Swiss.

The total prize fund is $600,000, with $460,000 for the Grand Swiss and $140,000 for the Women’s Grand Swiss.

The first Grand Swiss was held in 2019 in the Isle of Man and was won by GM Wang Hao, who scored 8/11. Because of COVID-19, the 2020 edition of the event was cancelled. The 2021 edition took place in Riga and was won by GM Alireza Firouzja.

This is the second time that a Women’s Grand Swiss event will be held. The inaugural edition in Riga was won by GM Lei

Tournament schedule

123 October Arrivals
224 OctoberTBDOpening Ceremony & Technical Meeting
325 October2:30 PMRound 1
426 October2:30 PMRound 2
527 October2:30 PMRound 3
628 October2:30 PMRound 4
729 October2:30 PMRound 5
830 October2:30 PMRound 6
931 October Free Day
101 November2:30 PMRound 7
112 November2:30 PMRound 8
123 November

11:30 AM (Open)

1:00 PM (Women)

Round 9
134 November2:30 PMRound 10
145 November2 PMRound 11 & Closing Ceremony
156 Novembern/aDepartures

*Players shall endeavour to arrive NO LATER THAN the evening of 23 October, bearing in mind that adverse weather conditions can often affect travel between IOM and the adjacent isles.

Location of the event:

Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2HP, Isle of Man


The Villa Marina is the island’s premier venue for all business, cultural and social events. Featuring an arena, a theatre, intimate concert halls, cinema and a children’s play area, it is the ultimate entertainment experience. The centrepiece of the Villa Marina is the Royal Hall, a spectacular auditorium that combines Edwardian grandeur and comfort with the latest sound and light system to create an amazing atmosphere at every event.