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Latest Changes To The FIDE Grand Prix

  • SonofPearl
  • on 07/04/13 02:39.

phpFhVj98.jpegThere is still uncertainty regarding the future of the 2012/13 FIDE Grand Prix, with further changes likely to the planned venues.

The third tournament has already been changed from Lisbon, Portugal to Zug, Switzerland, but the competition dates are the same (17 April - 1 May).  It also seems unlikely that the 4th leg will take place in Madrid as originally planned.  The first two events took place last year, in London and Tashkent.

The winner and runner-up of the Grand Prix 2012/13 series will qualify for the next Candidates event, to be held in 2014.

Each event features 12 of the 18 players in the series, and each player competes in four events, with his best three finishes counting for his final score. The full regulations can be found here.

The latest announcement at the FIDE Grand Prix website leaves the venue for the 4th, 5th and 6th tournaments worryingly blank. The originally listed venues were Madrid, Berlin and Paris.

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Vugar Gashimov is unable to compete due to long-term health problems and has been replaced by Gata Kamsky for the next two Grand Prix. Kamsky had already stood in for Gashimov in Tashkent last year. Best wishes to Vugar Gashimov for better health in the future!

Rustam Kasimdzhanov has also replaced Wang Hao for the next Grand Prix in Zug, Switzerland.

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  • 16 mesi fa

    Sam97

    *Rub's eyes* Is that an American in the tournament?!

  • 16 mesi fa

    SonofPearl

    @ Abhishek2 corrected now, thanks. Smile

  • 16 mesi fa

    Abhishek2

    Kata Kamsky lol

  • 16 mesi fa

    SonofPearl

    @ balachandar - apologies, yes you're right of course. I think I was thinking of earlier matches?

  • 16 mesi fa

    Lawdoginator

    Sounds like either Anand's India or Carlsen's Norway, both good choices. 

  • 16 mesi fa

    Balachandar

    SonofPearl - "India has been mooted before, but they didn't even bid last time."

    If I remember right, Chennai lost the bid last time to Moscow. The bid amount was close too, so there were speculations whether Russia might have known the figure and bid a slightly higher figure. 

     

    FIDE has told that Chennai will be given preference for hosting WC 2013 since they lost the last bid narrowly and everyone were enthusiastic about holding it here.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Chess_Championship_2013

    Venue

    The metropolis ChennaiIndia, hometown[3][4] of World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, is being considered as the venue.[5] Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE's president, had indicated that India would be given a first option of three months following the World Chess Championship 2012, to make a proposal for the organisation of the World Chess Championship Match 2013.[6]

  • 16 mesi fa

    SonofPearl

    @ Lawdoginator - the bidding process hasn't started yet. India has been mooted before, but they didn't even bid last time. Norway are holding the 2013 World Cup and the 2014 Olympiad already. They are keen to hold the Anand v Carlsen match as well, but they need to find the extra money to do it!

  • 16 mesi fa

    Balachandar

    Chennai. 

  • 16 mesi fa

    Lawdoginator

    Where will the November world championship match be held? 

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