FIDE 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|
|20 Sep – 3 Oct||21 Nov – 5 Dec||17 Apr – 1 May||22 May – 4 Jun||3 Jul – 17 Jul||18 Sep – 2 Oct|
|Caruana, Fabiano||ITA||FIDE President||2773||2773||2773||2773||2773|
|Ivanchuk, Vassily||UKR||World Cup||2769||2769||2769||2769||2769|
|Grischuk, Alexander||RUS||World Cup||2763||2763||2763||2763||2763|
|Svidler, Peter||RUS||World Cup||2749||2749||2749||2749||2749|
|Ponomariov, Ruslan||UKR||World Cup||2726||2726||2726||2726||2726|
|Dominguez Perez, Leinier||CUB||AGON||2725||2725||2725||2725||2725|
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.