The Participants of the New Grand Prix Series Have Been Announced

Время публикации: 16.07.2012 16:09 | Последнее обновление: 17.07.2012 23:19

The competition will be held without Carlsen, Aronian and Kramnik

The FIDE site reports the composition of the Grand Prix series 2012/2013, the start of which is planned for 20 September of this year in London. It's assumed that 18 players will participate:

From the World Championship Match - 2012
Boris Gelfand

From the World Cup - 2011
Peter Svidler (Russia)
Alexander Grischuk (Russia)
Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine)
Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine)

According to the average rating (July 2011 + January 2012)
Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan)
Sergey Karjakin (Russia)
Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan)
Gata Kamsky (USA)

The FIDE President's nominee
Fabiano Caruana (Italy)

AGON's nominees:
Alexander Morozevich (Russia)
Wang Hao (China)
Peter Leko (Hungary)
Leinier Dominguez (Cuba)
Anish Giri (The Netherlands)
Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan)

In the table below you can see which grandmaster will play in which tournament. Any changes, which may happen before the end of the series, will be noted in it.

The announcement also states that the start of the London stage was moved by one day: the first round will be played on 21 September; the start of the Lisbon stage was moved by one week and is planned for 17 April next year.


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