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FIDE Grand Prix Series 2012/13 Update

  • SonofPearl
  • on 04-08-12 08:40.

Fide Grand Prix 2012-13 logo.jpgFIDE have announced further changes to the previously announced tournament allocation for the 2012/13 FIDE Grand Prix series.

Sergey Karjakin was due to play in the first Grand Prix in London, but will now play in Berlin instead.  Peter Svidler is swapping places with him, and will now play in London rather than Berlin.

The other change is that Ruslan Ponomariov will not play in London, but Tashkent instead.  Vassily Ivanchuk is the player swapping places with him and playing in London in September.

FIDE Grand Prix 2012-13 schedule.jpg

This tournament allocation is described by FIDE as 'final', but history suggests the possibility of further changes cannot be ruled out!

The overall winner and runner-up of the 2012/13 FIDE Grand Prix will qualify for the March 2014 Candidates Tournament.  Before then, we are due to have the 2013 Candidates in March 2013 in London, with the winner challenging Vishy Anand for the title in October/November 2013.

The eight players in the 2013 London candidates tournament are:

  • Boris Gelfand (loser of the 2012 World Championship)
  • The top 3 in the 2011 World Cup (Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk, Vassily Ivanchuk)
  • The top 3 rated players not otherwise qualified (Magnus Carlsen, Lev Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik)
  • A wildcard nominee from the original hosts Azerbaijan (Teimour Radjabov)

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  • 2 jaar geleden

    OutengtHe

    where did he say? i am interested to read about it

  • 2 jaar geleden

    NM BMcC333

    I believe yes and yes. You can read Kamsky's comments to the organizers. He was too upset to play his white with Ivanchuk and offered a quick draw before commenting.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    OutengtHe

    also the rating is an average of the july 11 and january 12 rating... was kamsky higher than gashimov on that?

  • 2 jaar geleden

    OutengtHe

    do we know that kamsky was replaced against his will?

    and bmcc dont forget that the US was one of the chess federations that sued FIDE over the 2010 elections

  • 2 jaar geleden

    NM BMcC333

    I agree with the Kamsky sentiment. This is not the 1st time Kamsky has been abused by FIDE, He had to play Karpov in Siberia when he defected and they made him play with adjourments when the candidates did not have them. Just as disgraceful is the complete lack of protest by the USCF. Our federation rarely seems to have the guts to stand up for right. There are many instances, most notably sending an olympic team to dubai when we knew they were going to ban the Israelis.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Balachandar

    Thanks Ryan. 

  • 2 jaar geleden

    SonofPearl

    @ Balachander Yes, the 2013 Candidates are in London and Aronian is playing.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Balachandar

    The news says, "The eight players in the 2013 London candidates tournament are:"

    Does that mean candidates tournament is going to be held in London and not Azerbaijan? In that case, I think Aronian would play in the candidates. 

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Aaronsky72

    massmarket. Carlsen's and Aronian's ratings reveal they're the strongest in the world. As we saw in Biel though, anything can happen.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Tyeee

    Ops....sorry ....thought he was Russian....Smile

  • 2 jaar geleden

    _valentin_

    The latest changes enable Karjakin to play in September in the super tournament in Bilbao -- who was invited by the organizers, but couldn't accept since that would have meant him not participating in the next WC cycle (via the Grand Prix tournaments).  Peter Svidler is a very gentle person, who was willing to swap with Karjakin to make this arrangement possible.  Kudos to Svidler!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Aknaim

    Gashimov Vugar is Azerbaijani not Russian @Tyeee

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Chesspanzer

    Sad to here about Gata if that is true but isn't Gashimov the player who had brain surgery and was set upon by bad organsiers?

  • 2 jaar geleden

    NajdorfDefense

    No Kamsky is a joke.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Tyeee

    It is crazy that Gata Kamsky was replaced for the Grand Prix !#@#!!#@

    Chess is becoming more like Boxing with crazy outcomes !!

    Gata was replaced by a lower ranked Russian Gashimov !!

    I smell some Politics of the worst kind !!!

     

    Tye

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