International Chess Day

International Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20, the day the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded in 1924.

The FIDE Grand Prix is currently taking place in Riga in the National Library of Latvia (July 12-24 2019.) The 16-player round is the 2nd of four legs of the 22-player Grand Prix series that will determine two places in the 2020 Candidates Tournament.

Players compete in 3 of the 4 tournaments. Each has a 130,000 € prize fund, with 24,000 for 1st place. The overall series prize fund is 280,000 € with 50,000 € for 1st place.

Taken from Chess.24.

Videos of the matches are available on the FIDE YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/fidechannel

Graphic from the World Chess Grand Prix Riga 2019
Graphic from the World Chess Grand Prix Riga 2019

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