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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chess Grand Prix 2012/13: Fide, Agon Announce New List

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Hi everyone,

FIDE and AGON have announced a new list of participants for the Chess Grand Prix cycle with Vugar Gashimov replacing Gata Kamsky. The Chess Blog post of yesterday's announcement is here.
Announcement on 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 (NLD)
GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB)

Full details of the dates are available at the official world chess federation website.

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