Vidit Gujrathi and R.Vaishali won the FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament and also sealed spots at the Candidates Tournament. It was a dual celebration for Indian chess at the event at the Isle of Man. The Candidates Tournament will be held early next year in Toronto.
The main purpose of the Candidates tournament is to find a challenger for the reigning world champion.
Vidit won 8.5 points out of a possible 11 and started the event with a defeat. He is extremely happy with the outcome and said that it was always his dream to play in the FIDE Candidates tournament.
Vaishali has also secured entry into the Women’s Candidates event. Her brother Pragg has already secured a spot by coming second in the FIDE World Cup held earlier this year. This has been the biggest win in Vaishali’s career so far.