Deadline for the Qualifiers of the Candidates Matches Print
Thursday, 22 December 2005 00:00
In accordance with Candidates Matches regulations for the World Chess Championship cycle 2005-2007, FIDE requests all qualifiers for the Candidates Matches to sign and submit their "Letter of Intent" confirming their willingness to participate in the next stage of the World Chess Championship, by the deadline of 31 December 2005. Please scan and send to FIDE email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to FIDE fax: (+30) 2109212859. See the list of 16 Qualifiers and Regulations.

In accordance with article 2.5 of the official regulations of the Candidates Matches for the World Chess Championship cycle 2005-2007, FIDE is requesting all the qualifiers for the Candidates Matches to sign and submit their "Letter of Intent" confirming their willingness to participate in the next stage of the World Chess Championship.

The deadline for submitting the signed letter of intent is 31 December 2005. The copy should be scanned and sent to FIDE's email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to the fax number of FIDE: (+30) 2109212859.

The 16 Qualifiers of the Candidate Matches are:

01. Garry Kasparov (RUS) - average rating 7/2004 & 1/2005
02. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) - average rating 7/2004 & 1/2005
03. Peter Leko (HUN) - average rating 7/2004 & 1/2005
04. Michael Adams (ENG) - average rating 7/2004 & 1/2005
05. Judit Polgar (HUN) - average rating 7/2004 & 1/2005

The 5 above players qualify by rating and they are replaced, in order, by:
a) Alexey Shirov (ESP)
b) Ettiene Bacrot (FRA)
c) Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR)

06. Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB) - World Champion 2004
07. Levon Aronian (ARM) - World Cup 2005 qualifier
08. Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) - World Cup 2005 qualifier
09. Ettiene Bacrot (FRA) - World Cup 2005 qualifier
10. Alexander Grischuk (RUS) - World Cup 2005 qualifier
11. Evgeny Bareev (RUS) - World Cup 2005 qualifier
12. Boris Gelfand (ISR) - World Cup 2005 qualifier
13. Sergey Rublevsky (RUS) - World Cup 2005 qualifier
14. Mikhail Gurevich (BEL) - World Cup 2005 qualifier
15. Gata Kamsky (USA) - World Cup 2005 qualifier
16. Magnus Carlsen (NOR) - World Cup 2005 qualifier

The World Cup qualifiers and R. Kasimdzhanov are replaced by the next players in the World Cup standings:
a) Vladimir Malakhov (RUS)
b) Frascisco Pons Vallejo (ESP), etc.

FIDE shall announce the pairings of the Candidates Matches and the bidding procedure for sponsors and organisers soon after the deadline of 31 December 2005.

Download the Regulations of the Candidates Matches.

Athens, 20-12-2005 / released by the FIDE Secretariat.

 
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