Today Jobava will enter the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament on Isle of Man, with a record prize fund of 432 500 USD. The winner not only receives 70 000 USD in first prize, but also will qualify for the FIDE Candidates tournament, which essentially will give the winner a chance to challenge World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen in next year’s world championships match.
In the first game, Jobava has the white pieces against British GM David Howell. As from Sunday’s Round 4, we will publish Jobava’s games and comments on a daily basis until the final round.
Stay tuned on baadurjobava.com!