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Guide to Riga Grand Prix 2019
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2019 Riga Grand Prix is the second event of the 2019–2020 World Chess Championship cycle and the second one in the Series. Two winners of the Grand Prix Series will qualify for the World Chess Candidates Tournament and eventually the right to face the incumbent World Champion in the Championship Match.
Who is playing?
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This is the strongest Grand Prix Series in recent history, with the world’s top players competing for the right to face the World Champion and the EUR800,000 prize fund.
All players have qualified based on rating. Russia is represented by seven grandmasters, including Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi and current Rapid World Champion Daniil Dubov.
When and Where?
The rounds start at 3PM Riga time, and you can enter the playing venue starting at 2PM. There will be on-site commentary in Russian and invitation-only VIP lounge, where you can listen to English or Russian commentary, follow the games and meet chess and business luminaries. There will be a special media centre for accredited media.
The Grand Prix is held in the National Library of Latvia, an iconic building in Riga.
Address: Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga, Latvia
How to Visit and Follow
The Grand Prix is a treat for all chess fans and players alike. It’s free to visit. You can request an invite from World Chess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cell phone use
Reception and entertainment area:
Guests are not allowed to talk on the phone. We kindly ask you to switch your cell phone in silent mode.
It is strictly prohibited to use a phone in the game room, take photos or record a video. We ask you to turn off your cell phone before entering game area.
To Follow Online
99.9% of chess in the world is played and watched online. You can watch the Grand Prix for free on worldchess.com. On your computer or smartphone, you will follow the games live online, and also be able to see the multi-camera live feed as well as commentary in English and Russian.
Current standings in the Grand Prix Series