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Monday, June 18, 2012

Astana World Blitz, Rapid Chess from July 1 - Carlsen Top Seed

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Hi everyone,

Fide has released the full list for Astana World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, 1-11 July 2012.

Qualifiers by rating for finals (6-10 July)
01. Magnus Carlsen 2835
02. Teimour Radjabov 2784
03. Sergey Karjakin 2779
04. Alexander Morozevich 2769
05. Vassily Ivanchuk 2764
06. Alexander Grischuk 2761
07. Veselin Topalov 2752
08. Peter Svidler 2741
09. Boris Gelfand 2727
10. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2726

Nominee of FIDE President
Ehsan Ghaem Maghami 2578

Two players for each event are nominated by the host organisers - Kazakhstan Chess Federation

Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 2595
Ismagambetov, Anuar 2478

Jumabayev, Rinat 2556
Kotsur, Pavel 2548

Three other players will qualify for the respective Blitz or Rapid Finals from the Semi Finals to be held between the 1st and 4th July 2012.

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