Grand Swiss: Caruana and Firouzja start off with wins

Despite the lockdown-related difficulties in Latvia, the Grand Swiss kicked off on Wednesday at the Hanzas Perons Cultural Centre in Riga. The open section saw draws on 7 out of the top 10 boards, with Fabiano Caruana, Alireza Firouzja and Kirill Alekseenko all winning with the white pieces. A larger number of decisive results was seen in the women’s section, including a few upsets. | Photo: Mark Livshitz

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