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Can Alireza Firouzja be accused of tournament manipulation in the 2024 FIDE Candidates?

No. The only way you can accuse him of manipulating the standings is if you can prove he deliberately lost the game in order to give Gukesh a victory. Players are expected to play for a win, so ...
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Can Alireza Firouzja be accused of tournament manipulation in the 2024 FIDE Candidates?

Laska's and rougon's answers do a good job explaining things from a rules and tournament standing perspective. Something I've not yet seen mentioned is the prize money. In addition to the money which ...
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Can Alireza Firouzja be accused of tournament manipulation in the 2024 FIDE Candidates?

Beyond considerations of FIDE rating, personal pride and in some cases national pride, the objective of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, and that's what Firouzja and Prag were bravely ...
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How are some FIDE rated tournaments organizing 3 classical games per day?

How are some tournaments organizing 3 rounds a day also being FIDE-rated simultaneously? The simple answer is "because it's not against the rules for FIDE rated tournaments". What you have ...
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Is there an approved FIDE way of running a tournament that maximises players being paired with people they haven't recently played?

There is a standard method which is allowed for the lower level tournaments you are suggesting. Basically FIDE recognises three levels of tournament: L1. Official FIDE tournaments (World Championship, ...
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What happens if the first tournament round does not conclude before the second is scheduled to begin in a double-round day?

According to the FIDE handbook C.04.2 General handling rules for Swiss Tournaments: Adjourned games are considered draws for pairing purposes only. So the second round can still be paired if the ...
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