Announcement on FIDE Grand Prix Series 2012/13 Print
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:42
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Following a technical clarification, FIDE and AGON issue the revised players allocation.

FIDE and AGON announces full list of players and allocation for FIDE Grand Prix Series 2012/13

The list of players who will participate in the cycle over the next two years is as follows :

1. From World Championship Match 2012
GM Boris Gelfand (ISR)

2. From World Cup 2011
GM Peter Svidler (RUS)
GM Alexander Grischuk (RUS)
GM Vasily Ivanchuk (UKR)
GM Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR)

3. By Average Rating (July 2011 + January 2012)
GM Teimour Radjabov (AZE)
GM Sergey Karjakin (RUS)
GM Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
GM Veselin Topalov (BUL)
GM Shakriyar Mamedyarov (AZE)
GM Vugar Gashimov (AZE)

4. FIDE President Nominee
GM Fabiano Caruana (ITA)

5. AGON Nominees
GM Alexander Morozevich (RUS)
GM Wang Hao (CHN)
GM Peter Leko (HUN)
GM Leinier Dominguez Perez (CUB)
GM Anish Giri (NED)
GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB)



The allocation of dates and cities is as follows:

FIDE GRAND PRIX


2012 2013
Name  CTY Criteria Jul-12 London Tashkent Lisbon Madrid Berlin Paris
        20 Sep - 3 Oct 21 Nov - 5 Dec 17 Apr- 1 May 22 May - 4 Jun 3 - 17 Jul 18 Sep - 2 Oct
Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  Rating 2788     2788 2788 2788 2788
Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  Rating 2779 2779 2779 2779 2779
Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  Rating 2778 2778   2778 2778 2778
Caruana, Fabiano ITA FIDE President 2773   2773 2773 2773 2773
Morozevich, Alexander RUS  AGON 2770   2770 2770 2770 2770  
Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR World Cup 2769   2769 2769 2769 2769
Grischuk, Alexander RUS  World Cup 2763 2763   2763 2763 2763
Topalov, Veselin  BUL  Rating 2752 2752   2752 2752 2752  
Svidler, Peter RUS  World Cup 2749  2749 2749 2749 2749
Wang, Hao CHN AGON 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739
Gelfand, Boris ISR Match 2738 2738 2738 2738 2738
Gashimov, Vugar AZE  Rating 2737   2737 2737 2737 2737  
Leko, Peter HUN AGON 2730 2730 2730 2730 2730  
Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR World Cup 2726 2726   2726 2726 2726
Mamedyarov, Shakr. AZE  Rating 2726 2726 2726 2726 2726  
Dominguez Perez, Le. CUB AGON 2725 2725 2725 2725 2725
Giri, Anish NED AGON 2696 2696   2696 2696 2696
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB AGON 2690 2690 2690 2690 2690  
           
  Average 2746.0 2734.3 2743.8 2749.5 2751.7 2744.8 2751.9
    Players   12 12 12 12 12 12

Kindly note that the date for the first leg in London has moved by one day and arrival will be on the 20th September with the 1st round on the 21st September 2012.


Similarly, the Lisbon event has been rescheduled by one week starting with arrival on the 17th April 2013 and 1st round on the 18th April 2013. This is due to a move in the start date of the Candidates in London which will now start on the 20th of March 2013 due to the availability of the playing venue.

Regulations for the Grand Prix can be found here for ease of reference.

 
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