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Beijing To Host 5th 2012/13 Grand Prix

  • SonofPearl
  • on 6/4/13, 1:39 PM.

phpalUpOX.jpegAt the closing ceremony of the Thessaloniki Grand Prix, FIDE President Kirsan Illyumzhinov announced that Beijing would host the fifth Grand Prix of the 2012/13 series from 3-17 July.

The overall winner and runner-up of the 2012/13 Grand Prix series qualify for the next Candidates Tournament, due in March 2014. The first four events were held in London, Tashkent, Zug and the recently completed Thessaloniki.

Each tournament is a single round-robin featuring 12 of the players in the Grand Prix, and each player competes in four of the six events. The best 3 scores of each player count towards their overall score. The official regulations can be found here.

The line-up for the Beijing Grand Prix

Name Fed Elo
Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2784
Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2782
Grischuk, Alexander  RUS 2779
Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2760
Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2755
Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2753
Mamedyarov, Shakriyar  AZE 2753
Wang, Hao  CHN 2746
Kamsky, Gata  USA 2741
Leko, Peter  HUN 2737
Giri, Anish  NLD 2734
Radjabov, Teimour  AZE 2733

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Grand Prix leader after 4 of 6 events, Veselin Topalov

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The Grand Prix 2012/13 Standings

 Player London Tashkent  Zug  Thess. Pts
1  Veselin Topalov (BUL)  140 –  170 45 355
2  Fabiano Caruana (ITA)  –  80 100 125 305
3  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE)  140 80 20 –  240
4  Alexander Morozevich (RUS)  –  140 75 25 240
5  Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR)  –  50 100 85 235
6  Leinier Domínguez (CUB)  35 20 –  170 225
7  Hikaru Nakamura (USA)  15 –  140 60 215
8  Wang Hao (CHN)  70 140 –  –  210
9  Gata Kamsky (USA) –  10 75 125 210
10  Sergey Karjakin (RUS)  –  140 50 –  190
11  Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB)  35 80 20 70 185
12  Peter Leko (HUN)  80 50 50 –  180
13  Alexander Grischuk (RUS)  90 –  –  85 175
14  Boris Gelfand (ISR)  140 30 –  –  170
15  Peter Svidler (RUS) –  50 –  45 95
16  Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR)  55 –  –  10 65
17  Anish Giri (NED)  15 –  50 –  65
18  Michael Adams (ENG) 55 –  –  –  55
19  Étienne Bacrot (FRA) –  –  –  25 25
20  Teimour Radjabov (AZE) –  –  20 –  20

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  • 16 months ago

    drumdaddy

    It seems that 4-5 weeks notice for a premier international event is terribly lame for an organization like FIDE. Slackers at the helm? That aside, it is just too tough to pick favorites anymore. So many sharks, so little bait.

  • 16 months ago

    kidpoolside

    but who will cover it!? Frown

  • 16 months ago

    JP510

    I'm living in Beijing, so if anyone is coming to see the tournament, give me a call. My email address is chinatutor2@yahoo.com. WeChat: Chinatutor2

  • 16 months ago

    leaderless

    I think it is held in berlin Germany, why now in beijing china?

  • 16 months ago

    C0ldSh0ckW1z

    Adams replaced Svidler for London, and Bacrot replaced Radjabov at Thessaloniki.  Those were one-time deals, so they aren't really competing for the Grand Prix.  As a result, Svidler and Radjabov will only compete in 3 tournaments.  Everyone else will have played 4 tournaments by the end, barring any further withdrawals.

  • 16 months ago

    kidpoolside

    It seems like many of the players are not going to be able to compete in 4 of 6 events.  Have Adams, Giri, and Bacrot withdrawn?

  • 16 months ago

    qstone

    If I am correct, each of the original host city can nominate a player to participate in the Grand Prix, after the field is set, they cancel the hosting. Seems unfair, unless there is some penalty.

  • 16 months ago

    LaughingCoffin

    Awesome City and a nice player field ;) 

    gonna be good !

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