Fourth FIDE Grand Prix - in Nalchik

Fourth FIDE Grand Prix - in Nalchik

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 14, 2009, 12:29 AM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

The FIDE Grand Prix series of chess tournaments continues onwards, with the latest event - the fourth of a planned six - taking place from 15-29 April in Nalchik, Russia.

Despite the problems with the organisation of the series so far, it continues to provide some very strong tournaments and some great chess games.

The impressive line-up for Nalchik is:

 Name  Country   Elo
 Levon Aronian   Armenia  2754 
 Peter Leko   Hungary  2751 
 Alexander Grischuk  Russia  2748 
 Vassily Ivanchuk   Ukraine  2746 
 Boris Gelfand   Israel  2733 
 Etienne Bacrot   France  2728 
 Peter Svidler   Russia  2726 
 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov   Azerbaijan  2725 
 Sergey Karjakin   Ukraine  2721 
 Gata Kamsky   USA  2720 
 Evgeny Alekseev   Russia  2716 
 Vladimir Akopian   Armenia  2696 
 Rustam Kasimdzhanov   Uzbekistan  2695 
 Pavel Eljanov   Ukraine  2693 


The total prize fund in Nalchik is €162,000 and the time control will be 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, and then 15 minutes extra plus an increment of 30 seconds per move for the rest of the game.

The official website of the Nalchik GP is here, and the website for the Grand Prix competition as a whole (including the Women's Grand Prix) is here.

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