World Chess Grand Prix Series to resume in Hamburg

by ChessBase
10/14/2019 – While all eyes are on the Isle of Man, here in Hamburg, Germany, the next leg of the 2019 FIDE World Chess Grand Prix is set to open in three weeks time. Sixteen players will compete for Grand Prix points in the penultimate tournament of the series from November 5th to November 17th. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Grischuk are currently leading with 10 GP points each. All the details courtesy of World Chess. | Photos: Theater Kehrwieder

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Press release

Starting on November 5th

This fall, Hamburg becomes the capital of chess world as it welcomes the 3rd leg FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Series 2019. Sixteen of the world’s top chess players participate in the tournament that will take place in the Theater Kehrwieder (Kehrwieder 6, 20457 Hamburg) from November 5th to November 17th, 2019.

Theatre venue

Theater Kehrwieder, is part of the historic Harbour City district

The Grand Prix is a four-leg series taking place over the course of the year. The first two legs took place in Moscow, Russia and Riga, Latvia. It will be followed by Hamburg, Germany and Jerusalem, Israel. The prize fund of each Grand Prix is 130,000 euros, with an additional 280,000 euros for the overall standings. The top two finishers will also earn the main prize — qualification to the Candidates Tournament where they will contest the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match.

The Hamburg Grand Prix is a knock-out tournament with 16 players. To win a Grand Prix, a player has to defeat opponents in four rounds. Each round consists of two classical games and is followed by faster tie-break games if necessary. Top Grandmasters from nine countries will take part in the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Hamburg 2019. This is the strongest Grand Prix Series in recent history.

The participants in the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Hamburg (in bold)

Anish Giri Netherlands 2780
Ian Nepomniachtchi Russia 2776
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave France 2774
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Azerbaijan 2767
Wesley So USA 2767
Yu Yangyi China 2763
Sergey Karjakin Russia 2760
Alexander Grischuk Russia 2759
Levon Aronian Armenia 2758
Teimour Radjabov Azerbaijan 2758
Pentala Harikrishna India 2746
Hikaru Nakamura USA 2745
Radoslav Wojtaszek Poland 2739
Wei Yi China 2736
Veselin Topalov Bulgaria 2736
Nikita Vitiugov Russia 2732
Jan-Krzysztof Duda Poland 2730
Peter Svidler Russia 2729
David Navara Czech Republic 2724
Daniil Dubov Russia 2699
Dmitry Jakovenko Russia 2681


Nov. 5–7 Round 1 + Tie-breaks
Nov. 8–10 Round 2 + Tie-breaks
Nov. 11-13 Semi-final + Tie-breaks
Nov. 14 Rest day
Nov. 15-17 Final + Tie-breaks

The rounds start at 14:00 UTC (15:00 CET). Chess fans will be able to enter the playing venue starting at 14:00 Hamburg time. There will be on-site commentary. The games will be broadcast live at, the official FIDE broadcasting platform.

Leading partners supporting the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Hamburg 2019 include:

  • Algorand as the Exclusive Blockchain Partner
  • PhosAgro as the Official Strategic Partner
  • Kaspersky as the Official Cybersecurity Partner

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Current standings


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