Sevian wins Week 19, Swiss headed for knockout: summary report

This is our quick summary report. Check out our full report after Sunday’s knockout tournament.

GM Samuel Sevian won week 19 of the Rapid Chess Championship, presented by Coinbase with a convincing performance.

45 competitors took part in the event, now open to all GMs as well as the top 10 women, top 10 juniors, as well as 10 wildcards. The KO takes place on July 3, from 9:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. CEST.

How to watch?

Live stream of this weekend’s tournament, hosted by IM David Pruess.

Sevian went first clear with 7.5 points ― a full point ahead of the field ― kicking off the tournament with a 4-0 winning streak. There was a four-way tie for second between general managers Vladimir Fedoseev, Dmitry Andreikin, Vincent Keymer and Christopher Yoo, each with 6.5 points. General managers Alexey Sarana, Daniil Dubov and Shamsiddin Vokhidov qualified for Sunday’s knockout, tied for sixth through eighth with six points. Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik made his first appearance in the event and narrowly missed out on qualifying when he scored from a winning position against Keymer in the final round.

Saturday Switzerland | Final ranking (Top 20)


























Number R k fed Title username Last name Evaluation Score SB
1 12 GM Konavets Sam Sevian 2752 7.5 36.75
2 5 GM Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 2753 6.5 33
3 3 GM FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreykin 2803 6.5 29.75
4 21 GM VincentKeymer Vincent Clemer 2672 6.5 29
5 20 GM ChristopheYoo Christopher Woojin Yoo 2693 6.5 24.5
6 8 GM mishanick Alexei Sarana 2719 6 32.75
seven 19 GM Duhless Daniel Dubov 2661 6 24.75
8 26 GM Shield12 Shamsiddin Vokhidov 2632 6 22.5
9 1 GM daro94 Dariusz Swiercz 2612 6 18
ten 18 GM Billie Kimbah Maxim Matlakov 2641 5.5 9:25 p.m.
11 13 GM Grischuk Alexander Grischuk 2680 5.5 18.5
12 2 GM VladimirKramnik Vladimir Kramnik 2702 5 26.25
13 4 GM GMWSO so wesley 2727 5 25.75
14 ten GM parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 2686 5 9:25 p.m.
15 11 GM champ2005 Raunak Sadhwani 2675 5 20
15 14 GM LiemLe Liem Le 2668 5 20
17 16 GM ChessWarrior7197 Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2664 5 19
18 6 GM viditchess Vidit Gujrati 2702 5 17
19 31 GM TigrVShlyape Gata Kamski 2549 4.5 16
19 17 GM Joseph Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 2642 4.5 16
19 15 GM dropstoneDP David Paravian 2643 4.5 16
22 29 GM George Meier George Meier 2551 4.5 1:25 p.m.

(Full final standings here.)



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