FIDE announces the line-up for 2019 Grand Prix Series

Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Kramnik and Anand turned down their invitations.

It is going to be the strongest Grand Prix cycle in recent times, and we are pleased to see that nearly all the World's top players are taking part. FIDE World Chess Grand Prix introduces a new attractive format, and we are looking forward to an exciting Series.

Please see more details and allocations of players:

We’d like to note our cooperation with the Grand Chess Tour that allowed every eligible player to participate in both Series in spite of this year's unprecedentedly tight Calendar.

Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Kramnik and Anand turned down their invitations.

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