5th FIDE Grand Prix in Jermuk

5th FIDE Grand Prix in Jermuk

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Even if you can't remember what happened in the first four Grand Prix events, and more to the point, have forgotten what the winner qualifies for*, the 5th Grand Prix is still a major chess competition, which will be eagerly followed by chess fans around the world.

The venue is Jermuk in Armenia, and the 14 world-class entrants will fight it out in a single round-robin format from 9-23 August, headed by top seed, Lev Aronian (pictured), fresh from his World Rapid Chess win in Mainz.

The star-studded line-up:

Levon Aronian ARM  2768
Dmitry Jakovenko RUS  2760
Peter Leko HUN  2756
Boris Gelfand ISR  2755
Etienne Bacrot FRA  2721
Gata Kamsky USA  2717
Sergey Karjakin UKR  2717
Pavel Eljanov UKR  2716
Evgeny Alekseev RUS  2714
Vladimir Akopian ARM  2712
Vasily Ivanchuk UKR 2703
Ivan Cheparinov BUL  2678
Ernesto Inarkiev RUS  2675
Rustam Kasindzhanov UZB 2672


The official website can be found here.

* If you really want to catch up with the background to the Grand Prix rules, start here and then forget all that and read this. Cool

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