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FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015: Participants

Official FIDE logoFIDE is announcing the calendar and participants for the FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015, which will give qualification for the winner and second placed player to the next FIDE Candidates Tournament.

The Grand Prix Series will consist of four tournaments to be held over two years (2014-2015).

16 top players are selected in accordance to the Regulations. Each player will participate in 3 of these 4 tournaments.

Each tournament will have 12 players playing over a schedule of fourteen days.

Schedule:
Baku, 1-15th October 2014
Tashkent, 20th October to 3rd November 2014
Tbilisi, 14-28th February 2015
Khanty-Mansiysk, 13-27th May 2015

Participants:
Caruana Fabiano ITA (Rating List) 2801
Grischuk Alexander RUS (Rating List) 2789
Nakamura Hikaru USA (Rating List) 2782
Karjakin Sergey RUS (Rating List) 2777
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA (World Cup 2013) 2768
Giri Anish NED (President Nominee) 2758
Dominguez Leinier CUB (Rating List) 2756
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE (Rating List) 2756
Gelfand Boris ISR (Rating List) 2748
Jakovenko Dmitry RUS (AGON Nominee) 2747
Svidler Peter RUS (Rating List) 2732
Andreikin Dmitry RUS (World Cup 2013) 2722
Radjabov Teimour AZE (AGON Nominee) 2717
Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB (AGON Nominee) 2706
Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS (World Cup 2013) 2701
Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI (AGON Nominee) 2591

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