FIDE Grand Prix Series 2012/13, an integral part of the World Chess Championship cycle, continues on 21st November with the Grand Prix tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The tournament is organized by FIDE, AGON and Chess Federation of Uzbekistan.
Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament, which is concluding on 5th December.
Tashkent GP participants:
Caruana Fabiano ITA 2786
Karjakin Sergey RUS 2775
Mamedyarov Shakriyar AZE 2764
Kamsky Gata USA 2762
Gelfand Boris ISR 2751
Morozevich Alexander RUS 2748
Svidler Peter RUS 2747
Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2741
Wang Hao CHN 2737
Leko Peter HUN 2732
Dominguez Perez Leinier CUB 2726
Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2696
GM Gata Kamsky replaces GM Vugar Gashimov (AZE) who is not able to play in this leg only.
Round 1 pairings (2012/11/22 at 14:00):
GM Morozevich Alexander 2748 – GM Kamsky Gata 2762
GM Caruana Fabiano 2786 – GM Svidler Peter 2747
GM Gelfand Boris 2751 – GM Leko Peter 2732
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2764 – GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2696
GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2741 – GM Wang Hao 2737
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 – GM Karjakin Sergey 2775
The first Grand Prix tournament was held in October in London. Topalov, Gelfand and Mamedyarov shared the first place with 7/11 points each.