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FIDE and AGON publish correct participants list for the Grand Prix

FIDE logoFIDE and AGON announced the correct list of participants for the Grand Prix a day after yesterday’s announcement of the lineup.

The main editing in the document are the dates of the championships and Gashimov playing instead of Kamsky. No official reason has been stated for the corrections.

You can see the original announcement here and the new one below.

 

Announcement on FIDE Grand Prix Series 2012/13

The list of players who will participate in the cycle over the next two years is as follows :

1. From World Championship Match 2012
GM Boris Gelfand (ISR)

2. From World Cup 2011
GM Peter Svidler (RUS)
GM Alexander Grischuk (RUS)
GM Vasily Ivanchuk (UKR)
GM Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR)

3. By Average Rating (July 2011 + January 2012)

GM Teimour Radjabov (AZE)
GM Sergey Karjakin (RUS)
GM Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
GM Veselin Topalov (BUL)
GM Shakriyar Mamedyarov (AZE)
GM Vugar Gashimov (AZE)

4. FIDE President Nominee

GM Fabiano Caruana (ITA)

5. AGON Nominees

GM Alexander Morozevich (RUS)
GM Wang Hao (CHN)
GM Peter Leko (HUN)
GM Leinier Dominguez Perez (CUB)
GM Anish Giri (NLD)
GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB)

The allocation of dates and cities is as follows (pdf):

FIDE GRAND PRIX 2012 2013
Name  Country Criteria Jul/12 London Tashkent Lisbon Madrid Berlin Paris
20 Sep – 3 Oct 21 Nov – 5 Dec 17 Apr – 1 May 22 May – 4 Jun 3 Jul – 17 Jul 18 Sep – 2 Oct
Radjabov, Teimour AZE Rating 2788 2788 2788 2788 2788
Karjakin, Sergey RUS Rating 2779 2779 2779 2779 2779
Nakamura, Hikaru USA Rating 2778 2778 2778 2778 2778
Caruana, Fabiano ITA FIDE President 2773 2773 2773 2773 2773
Morozevich, Alexander RUS AGON 2770 2770 2770 2770 2770
Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR World Cup 2769 2769 2769 2769 2769
Grischuk, Alexander RUS World Cup 2763 2763 2763 2763 2763
Topalov, Veselin BUL Rating 2752 2752 2752 2752 2752
Svidler, Peter RUS World Cup 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749
Wang, Hao CHN AGON 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739
Gelfand, Boris ISR Match 2738 2738 2738 2738 2738
Gashimov, Vugar AZE Rating 2737 2737 2737 2737 2737
Leko, Peter HUN AGON 2730 2730 2730 2730 2730
Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR World Cup 2726 2726 2726 2726 2726
Mamedyarov, Shakriyar AZE Rating 2726 2726 2726 2726 2726
Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB AGON 2725 2725 2725 2725 2725
Giri, Anish NLD AGON 2696 2696 2696 2696 2696
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB AGON 2690 2690 2690 2690 2690
Average 2746.0 2738.9 2746.9 2744.3 2751.7 2742.3 2751.9
Players 12 12 12 12 12 12

 

Kindly note that the date for the first leg in London has moved by one day and arrival will be on the 20th September with the 1st round on the 21st September 2012.

Similarly, the Lisbon event has been rescheduled by one week starting with arrival on the 17th July 2013 and 1st round on the 18th July 2013. This is due to a move in the start date of the Candidates in London which will now start on the 20th of March 2013 due to the availability of the playing venue.

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