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Makedonia Palace Grand Prix in Thessaloniki

The 5-star Makedonia Palace Hotel and its owner, mega-investor Ivan Savvidis, are FIDE’s sponsors for the 12-player Grand Prix Chess Tournament in the historic city of Thessaloniki from 22 May to 3 June 2013.

Participants include former FIDE World Champions Veselin Topalov, Ruslan Ponomariov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov, while the total prize fund of the 6-tournament FIDE Grand Prix is a whopping 1.44 million euros.

The organizers invite all chess fans (and not only) to visit the playing venue in Makedonia Palace for a truly unique experience.

The opening ceremony will be held on 21st May at 18:30.

Makedonia Palace

Makedonia Palace

Bacrot Etienne FRA 2725
Caruana Fabiano ITA 2774
Dominguez Perez Leinier CUB 2723
Grischuk Alexander RUS 2779
Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2755
Kamsky Gata USA 2741
Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2699
Morozevich Alexander RUS 2760
Nakamura Hikaru USA 2775
Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2742
Svidler Peter RUS 2769
Topalov Veselin BUL 2793

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