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Grand Chess Tour 2022 Romania – participants announced

The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has confirmed the seven wildcard players for the Grand Chess Tour Chess Classic Romania and the Grand Chess Tour Rapid & Blitz Poland. The first leg of the GCT, the Chess Classic Romania will include all nine full tour players and one wildcard player, Romanian Grandmaster Bogdan-Daniel Deac. The Superbet Chess Classic Romania is sponsored by Superbet Foundation, One United and First Bank and features a 10 player round-robin battle for a total of $350,000 in prize money. More: Grand Chess Tour 2022 preview Another strong event in Romania: Romanian Chess Grand Prix 2022

The GCT Rapid & Blitz Poland, the newest stop on the Tour, will feature four full-tour players and six wildcard players. This will be the first time for Grandmasters Kirill Shevchenko from Ukraine and Radoslaw Wojtaszek from Poland. Rounding out the wildcards will be former World Champion Viswanathan Anand from India, 2021 World Cup winner, Grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda from Poland, Grandmasters Anton Korobov from Ukraine, and Constantin Lupulescu from Romania. The tournament is sponsored by the GCT Foundation. The first rapid and blitz leg of the tour will feature a 10 player round-robin battle for a $175,000 prize fund. 

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“We are thrilled to partner once again with The Grand Chess Tour,” said Augusta Dragic. “This year, the Foundation has expanded their role and become the Grand Chess Tour’s strategic global partner in its worldwide endeavor to popularize the game of chess. We are pleased that the two of the best Romanian Grandmasters Bogdan-Daniel Deac and Constantin Lupulescu will join the other Grandmaster wildcards in these two upcoming tournaments and we look forward to presenting a show of bright minds within the elite chess world for the third consecutive year to Romania and for the first time to Poland.”

The field for the two upcoming international events are finalized and are as follows:

Superbet Chess Classic Romania May 4 – May 14, 2022

 #            Player Name                Player Type     Country   FIDE Rating URS Rating
1Alireza FirouzjaFull Tour PlayerFRA28042781
2Levon AronianFull Tour PlayerUSA27852776
3Fabiano CaruanaFull Tour PlayerUSA27812793
4Wesley SoFull Tour PlayerUSA27782797
5Shakhriyar MamedyarovFull Tour PlayerAZE27762768
6Ian NepomniachtchiFull Tour PlayerFIDE27732792
7Richard RapportFull Tour PlayerHUN27622775
8Maxime Vachier-LagraveFull Tour PlayerFRA27612751
9Leinier DominguezFull Tour PlayerUSA27562748
10Bogdan-Daniel DeacWildcardROU26562652

Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland May 18 – May 23, 2022

  #             Player Name               Player Type    Country  FIDE Rating URS Rating 
1Levon AronianFull Tour PlayerUSA27852776
2Fabiano CaruanaFull Tour PlayerUSA27812793
3Wesley SoFull Tour PlayerUSA27782797
4Richard RapportFull Tour PlayerHUN27622775
5Viswanathan AnandWildcardIND27512751
6Jan-Krzysztof DudaWildcardPOL27502870
7Anton KorobovWildcardUKR26952722
8Radoslaw WojtaszekWildcardPOL 26942710
9Kirill ShevchenkoWildcardUKR26522673
10Constantin Lupulescu WildcardROU26222638

The confirmed fields for the Superbet Rapid & Blitz Croatia, Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz, and the Sinquefield Cup will be announced when they become available.

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