FIDE and Renova Group of Companies are pleased to announce that the third leg of the Grand Prix series will be held between the 17th of April 2013 and 1st of May 2013 in Zug, Switzerland. This is the first time that the FIDE Grand Prix has been named after the sponsors.
Zug jumped in as a last-minute replacement after the organizers from Lisbon failed to secure the funds. The schedule has been maintained as originally announced.
Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793
Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786
Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772
Topalov Veselin BUL 2771
Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767
Mamedyarov Shakriyar AZE 2766
Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758
Leko Peter HUN 2744
Kamsky Gata USA 2741 (replacing Vugar Gashimov for the rest of the cycle)
Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733
Giri Anish NED 2727
Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709
FIDE is currently also working on a replacement organiser for the fourth leg (which was planned for Madrid) and more information will be available shortly. The dates of the fourth leg will also remain the same as scheduled in the calendar.
Renova Group is a stakeholder and strategic investor in the leading Russian and international companies, including such world class companies as UC Rusal, Integrated Energy Systems, Oerlikon and Sulzer.
The small Canton of Zug is a sought-after place of residence, an attractive living space, and a successful business area. The business-friendly tax policy of the canton was effective, and Zug transformed itself from being the poorhouse to the richest canton in Switzerland in 1990.
Even though the population of Zug is only 26,000, there are nearly 30,000 companies in the canton, of which 17,000 are stock exchange-listed companies. Of the approximately 83,000 jobs, nearly three quarters were in the service sector. Every day about 37,000 people come to Zug to work, 12,000 of whom are from the canton of Lucerne.