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Monday, July 1, 2013

5th Chess Grand Prix in Beijing from July 3-17

12th Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Latest Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

Beijing, is the site for the fifth leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series. Many of the players have had the opportunity of playing in Beijing in the Sport Accord World Mind Games and therefore will have had some experience of this very busy, metropolitan city. Nevertheless, with such a long history and tradition behind it, Beijing offers so many places to visit and things to do.

The players' list in Beijing is impressive with former World Champion Veselin Topalov trying to repeat his performance in Zug, Switzerland earlier this year and clinching one of the two places for the forthcoming Candidates tournament in 2014.

He will be challenged by several world class players. Boris Gelfand, coming hot from his recent epic victory in Moscow Tal Memorial will be one of the prime challengers as will be Shakriyar Mamedyarov who has had a very good month of June starting with winning the World Rapid Championship in Khanty Mansiysk. Also not to forget world top-ten players such as Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk as well as former Candidates players Vasily Ivanchuk and Peter Leko.

Like all other Grand Prix the impressive line up means that round after round, we will witness the world's top players offering us some exciting chess at the highest level possible. Stay tuned for all the live coverage at the official website.

Gelfand, Boris ISR
Giri, Anish NLD
Grischuk, Alexander RUS
Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR
Kamsky, Gata USA
Karjakin, Sergey RUS
Leko, Peter HUN
Mamedyarov, Shakriyar AZE
Morozevich, Alexander RUS
Topalov, Veselin BUL
Wang, Hao CHN
Wang, Yue CHN

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  • At July 2, 2013 at 3:47 AM , Anonymous Brian Clayton, NY said...

    Hope something's lined up for August September and October as well before World Ch


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