The first FIDE Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan Print
Friday, 09 May 2008 09:32

The first FIDE Grand Prix tournament took place in Baku, Azerbaijan and was dedicated to the 85th birthday of former Azerbaijan President Heydar Aliyev, the father of the current President, Ilham Aliyev. The tournament was held from April 20th to May 6th, 2008. Fourteen of the strongest chess grandmasters were competing in this tournament.

There are three winners of the First FIDE Grand Prix in Baku: Vugar Gashimov, Wang Yue and Magnus Carlsen, all of whom ended at 8.0/13 points.
The winner of the series at the end of 2009 will play the winner of the World Cup for the right to challenge the World Champion.

For more detailed information please visit the Official website of the tournament.

Final Ranking

Rank Name Rtg FED Pts
1 Gashimov Vugar 2679 AZE 8
2 Wang Yue 2689 CHN 8
3 Carlsen Magnus 2765 NOR 8
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752 AZE
5 Grischuk Alexander 2716 RUS
6 Adams Michael 2729 ENG
7 Svidler Peter 2746 RUS
8 Radjabov Teimour 2751 AZE 6
9 Kamsky Gata 2726 USA 6
10 Karjakin Sergey 2732 UKR 6
11 Cheparinov Ivan 2695 BUL
12 Navara David 2672 CZE
13 Bacrot Etienne 2705 FRA 5
14 Inarkiev Ernesto 2684 RUS 5

Please download Final Standings in Excel Format.
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