2019 Grand Prix Series: Dates and Qualifiers

Players will have 7 days to sign the contract after FIDE publishes the contract as well as Rules and Regulations

FIDE and World Chess are pleased to announce the 2019 Grand Prix Series dates. There will be four exciting knock-out events:

1st leg: May 16th – 30th;
2nd leg: July 11th – 25th;
3rd leg: November 4th – 18th;
4th leg: December 10th – 24th.

Two winners will qualify for the 2020 Candidates Tournament. Total prize for each event will be EUR 130,000. In addition, EUR 280,000 Prize Fund to be awarded based on the best cumulative score in the entire Series.

FIDE publishes the list of qualified players and 12 reserves. Players will have 7 days to sign the contract after FIDE publishes the contract as well as Rules and Regulations and the list of cities which will host the Series.

PLAYERS QUALIFIED    AVERAGE  

1 Magnus Carlsen 2840,17
2 Fabiano Caruana 2816,67
3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2812,17
4 Ding Liren 2795,75
5 Vladimir Kramnik 2786,33
6 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2783,83
7 Anish Giri 2779,75
8 Wesley So 2778,92
9 Levon Aronian 2773,08
10 Viswanathan Anand 2770,58
11 Alexander Grischuk 2767,92
12 Hikaru Nakamura 2767,83
13 Sergey Karjakin 2766,08
14 Yu Yangyi 2761,42
15 Ian Nepomniachtchi 2758
16 Peter Svidler 2751,75
17 Teimour Radjabov 2751,75
18 Veselin Topalov 2744,58
19 Dmitry Jakovenko 2739,75
20 David Navara 2737,5

RESERVE PLAYERS    AVERAGE  

1 Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2734,5
2 Wei Yi 2733,92
3 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2733
4 Pentala Harikrishna 2732,92
5 Nikita Vitiugov 2726,92
6 Le Quang Liem 2723,67
7 Bu Xiangzhi 2719,67
8 Richard Rapport 2719,33
9 Li Chao b 2716,25
10 Wang Hao 2715,33
11 Vladimir Fedoseev 2713,33
12 Arkadij Naiditsch 2713,17

The Grand Prix Series will be featured on Eurosport.

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