FIDE Grand Prix 2013 in Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Paris

5/24/2012 – At last! – we hear you exclaim. These big chess events with the finest players in the world, deserve to be held in big Western cities, instead of Chelyabinsk or Tashkent (the venues of the two upcoming 2012 GPs). And, as we are hearing in the grapevine, the prize fund is to be doubled. The names of all eligible players are given in this FIDE press release.

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Press release

Announcement on Grand Prix

FIDE and AGON are pleased to announce the full details of the new Grand Prix cycle 2012/2013. Regulations for the Series as well as Players contracts can be found below. Each player will be assigned to play in four of the six cities and his best three results will be accumulated for his overall ranking at the end of the series. The top two overall placed in the Grand Prix will qualify for the Candidates event in 2014.

From the Regulations, the 18 players qualifying to participate in the series are as follows:

Art. 3.1 Current World Champion and Challenger
Viswanathan Anand (IND)
Boris Gelfand (ISR)

3.2 World Cup
Peter Svidler (RUS)
Alexander Grischuk (RUS)
Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR)
Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR)

3.3 FIDE President Nominee
The FIDE President may nominate one player who must be rated at least 2700 as per the January 2012 rating list.

3.4 Organiser Nominees
Six players may be nominated by AGON and must be rated not less than 2700 in the January 2012 rating list or have been a former World Chess Champion.

3.5 Rating
Five players plus reserves as may be required:

Name
Title
Country
Jan-12
Jul-11
Average
Carlsen, Magnus
GM
NOR
2835
2821
2828.0
Aronian, Levon
GM
ARM
2805
2805
2805.0
Kramnik, Vladimir
GM
RUS
2801
2781
2791.0
Karjakin, Sergey
GM
RUS
2769
2788
2778.5
Topalov, Veselin
GM
BUL
2770
2768
2769.0
Nakamura, Hikaru
GM
USA
2759
2770
2764.5
1st Reserve
Gashimov, Vugar
GM
AZE
2761
2760
2760.5
2nd Reserve
Radjabov, Teimour
GM
AZE
2773
2744
2758.5
3rd Reserve
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
GM
AZE
2747
2765
2756.0
4th Reserve
Kamsky, Gata
GM
USA
2732
2741
2736.5
5th Reserve
Jakovenko, Dmitry
GM
RUS
2729
2736
2732.5
Vitiugov, Nikita
GM
RUS
2726
2733
2729.5
Morozevich, Alexander
GM
RUS
2763
2694
2728.5
Wang, Hao
GM
CHN
2733
2718
2725.5
Dominguez, Leinier
GM
CUB
2730
2719
2724.5
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
GM
RUS
2740
2707
2723.5
Caruana, Fabiano
GM
ITA
2736
2711
2723.5
Nepomniachtchi, Ian
GM
RUS
2735
2711
2723.0
Almasi, Zoltan
GM
HUN
2717
2726
2721.5
Adams, Michael
GM
ENG
2724
2715
2719.5

3.6 Replacements
Any replacement for the initial selection, will be selected on the basis of Article 3.5 which takes into account the average rating and greater number of games, if of equal rating.

All the players qualified above (including the five reserves) must download and sign the Players Agreement and return it by email to office@fide.com and also by mail (postdated not later than 1st June 2012) to FIDE Office, 9 Syggrou Avenue, 11743 Athens, Greece.

The six cities and dates for the Grand Prix series are:

2012
Grand Prix Chelyabinsk September 19 – October 3
Grand Prix Tashkent November 21 – December 4
2013
Grand Prix Lisbon April 10 – April 24
Grand Prix Madrid May 22 – June 4
Grand Prix Berlin July 3 – July 17
Grand Prix Paris September 18 – October 2

Players must also submit, along with their signed agreement, the six cities ranked in order or preference of participation. FIDE and AGON will consider the players’ requests and allocate the players to the various tournaments taking into consideration the players’ preferences, average rating and other parameters.

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Source: FIDE


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