FIDE Grand Prix 2008/2009 standings – Aronian wins

8/26/2009 – With one tournament still left Levon Aronian is already the winner of the 2008/2009 FIDE Grand Prix. The Armenian GM has collected a total of 500 points from two GP victories and his second place in Jermuk. Since nobody else can catch him – the best three of four tournaments are used – the final Grand Prix, still to be announced, will not change the status of the winner. Rules, points and tables.

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FIDE Grand Prix standings

The FIDE Grand Prix is a series of six tournaments held over two years (2008-2009). A total of 21 top world players were selected to compete in these events. Each player had to agree to participate in exactly four of the six tournaments. They could rank their preference of the locations and times, but FIDE had the right to assign players to tournaments according to the organizational needs.

Each tournament has 14 participants playing over a schedule of seventeen days. The months allocated for the organisation of the Grand Prix tournaments are April, August and December of each respective year. These months have been selected to ensure there is no conflict with any other major event.

Qualifiers for the Grand Prix 2008-2009

The players who qualify for selection to play in the Grand Prix are chosen on the following prioritized basis:

  • Matches – For the first cycle of 2008/9, all players in the World Championship (i.e. Kramnik or Anand) and Challenger matches (Topalov or the World Cup 2007 winner) were invited to participate in the Grand Prix from the outset.

  • Qualification – The FIDE World Cup in Khanty Mansiysk 2007 was used to determine three qualifiers for the 2008/9 Grand Prix Series. Excluding the winner, these will be the players who have qualified to the semi final stages of the World Cup.

  • Rating – Based on an average calculation to two decimal places, of the January 2007 rating list and the October 2007 rating list in the year prior to start of the cycle, seven qualifiers were selected.

  • President nominees – The FIDE President may nominate one player, who must be rated among the top 40 players in the world as per the October 2007 rating list. Players nominated by the President should be from different countries.

  • Host city nominees – One players may be nominated by each host city and must be rated not less than 2550 in the last rating list prior to the final nomination or selection of players. If the host city does not have a player rated at least 2550 then the highest rated player from the Federation of the host city will be invited to play, subject to his rating not being lower than 2500.

Tournament format

Each Grand Prix tournament is a 14-player round robin tournament of 13 rounds. Time control: 120 minutes for the first forty moves, 60 minutes for the next twenty moves and then 15 minutes and an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 61 onwards. The players are not allowed to offer draws directly to their opponents. Any draw claim will be permitted only through the Chief Arbiter.

Prize money and Grand Prix points

The recommended prize money which is offered by host city organisers for each tournament is 212,000 Euros and is split 162,000 Euros as direct prize money for the tournament and 50,000 Euros towards an accumulated prize fund for the players at the end of the series.

Place

Euros

GP Points

1st

30,000

140 points + 40 bonus

2nd

22,500

130 points + 20

3rd

20,000

120 points + 10

4th

15,000

110 points

5th

12,500

100 points

6th

11,000

90 points

7th

10,000

80 points

8th

8,500

70 points

9th

7,500

60 points

10th

6,000

50 points

11th

5,500

40 points

12th

5,000

30 points

13th

4,500

20 points

14th

4,000

10 points

Total

162,000

In the case of any tie in any tournament, the Grand Prix ranking points and prize money are split equally. The overall winner of the Grand Prix will be the one who will score the most number of cumulative points. The cumulative score will be calculated from the best three results for each player. The two top  winners of the Grand Prix qualify to the Candidates Stage of the World Championship cycle 2009-2011. 

FIDE Grand Prix 2008-2009 - Standings

# Player
Baku
Sochi
Elista
Nalchik
Jermuk
no.
Total
1 Aronian ARM
180.0
180.0
140.0
3
500.0
2 Radjabov AZE
60.0
150.0
153.3
3
363.3
3 Grischuk RUS
105.0
45.0
153.3
105.0
4
363.3
4 Wang Yue CHN
153.3
120.0
80.0
3
353.3
5 Gashimov AZE
153.3
65.0
110.0
3
328.3
6 Leko HUN
80.0
140.0
100.0
3
320.0
7 Jakovenko RUS
90.0
153.3
35.0
3
278.3
8 Ivanchuk UKR
65.0
20.0
180.0
3
265.0
9 Gelfand ISR
30.0
85.0
140.0
3
255.0
10 Mamedyarov AZE
105.0
80.0
55.0
3
240.0
11 Bacrot FRA
15.0
80.0
105.0
55.0
4
240.0
12 Kamsky USA
60.0
120.0
55.0
55.0
4
235.0
13 Svidler RUS
85.0
90.0
55.0
3
230.0
14 Karjakin UKR
60.0
90.0
55.0
80.0
4
230.0
15 Alekseev RUS
35.0
85.0
100.0
3
220.0
16 Kasimdzhanov UZB
80.0
20.0
100.0
3
200.0
17 Akopian ARM
15.0
140.0
35.0
3
190.0
18 Cheparinov BUL
35.0
45.0
50.0
10.0
4
130.0
19 Eljanov UKR
35.0
20.0
70.0
3
125.0
20 Inarkiev RUS
15.0
15.0
20.0
3
50.0
Navara CZE
35.0
15.0
excl.
2
Carlsen NOR
153.3
withdrew
1
Adams ENG
85.0
withdrew
1
Al-Modiahki QAT
15.0
excl.
1
Pelletier SUI excl.
0

The winner and the runner up of the Grand Prix series at the end of 2009 will qualify for the Candidates (eight players, matches, etc.) to be held in the third quarter of 2010. Should the overall winner of the Grand Prix also be the World Champion at the end of the Grand Prix series in 2009, then the Challenger rights will go to the second placed overall in the Grand Prix. Should the second placed player in the Grand Prix also be the winner of the World Cup 2009, then the Challenger rights emanating from the Grand Prix will go to the third placed overall in the Grand Prix series.

Results of the five Grand Prix so far

ChessBase reports on the FIDE Grand Prix

The location of the final 2008-2009 Grand Prix series is still to be announced.



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