Monday, July 01, 2013
Beijing Grand Prix
The Grand Prix series, part of the World Chess Championship cycle, continue with the 2013 Beijing Grand Prix from 3 to 17 July. The players list in Beijing is once again impressive with GM Sergey Karjakin as the top seeded player with ELO rating . World Chess Championship finalist from last year GM Boris Gelfand being the top seeded will aim for another title just a few days after his fantastic performance at Tal Memorial 2013.
Former World Champion Veselin Topalov will try to repeat his performance in Zug, Switzerland, clinching one of the two places for the forthcoming Candidates tournament in 2014. Other participants include GM Vassily Ivanchuk, GM Anish Giri, GM Gata Kamsky, GM Peter Leko, GM Shakriyar Mamedyarov, GM Alexander Morozevich, and the local stars GM Wang Yue and GM Hao Wang.
Round 1 begins 4th of July at 15:00 local time, the games will be with computer analysis daily on Chessdom.
Grand Prix reports and games
Replay FIDE Grand Prix London / Three share first place (final report)
Replay FIDE Tashkent Grand Prix / Karjakin, Morozevich, and Wang Hao win (final report)
Replay FIDE Grand Prix Zug games / Veselin Topalov wins (final report)
Replay the FIDE Thessaloniki Grand Prix games / Leinier Dominguez wins (final report)
Grand Prix standings
Here are the Grand Prix standings before the Beijing Grand Prix. The winner of each event gets 170 points in the general standings, the second gets 140, the third 110 points, etc. The prize money is 170,000€ per single Grand Prix and 420,000€ for the overall Grand Prix standings.
Player - Events played - Points
1 Veselin Topalov (BUL) 3 355
2 Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 3 305
3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 3 240
4 Alexander Morozevich (RUS) 3 240
5 Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) 3 235
6 Leinier Domínguez (CUB) 3 225
7 Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 3 215
8 Wang Hao (CHN) 2 210
9 Gata Kamsky (USA) 3 210
10 Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2 190
11 Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB) 4 185
12 Peter Leko (HUN) 3 180
13 Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2 175
14 Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2 170
15 Peter Svidler (RUS) 2 95
16 Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 2 65
17 Anish Giri (NED) 2 65
18 Michael Adams (ENG) 1 55
19 Étienne Bacrot (FRA) 1 25
20 Teimour Radjabov (AZE) 1 20
21 Wang Yue (CHN) 0 0
More about Beijing
Beijing, is the site for the fifth leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series. Many of the players have had the opportunity of playing in Beijing in the Sport Accord World Mind Games and therefore will have had some experience of this very busy, metropolitan city. Nevertheless, with such a long history and tradition behind it, Beijing offers so many places to visit and things to do.
Beijing, sometimes romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The population as of 2012 was 20,693,000. The metropolis, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.
Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation’s political, cultural, and educational center. It is home to the headquarters of most of China’s largest state-owned companies, and is a major hub for the national highway, expressway, railway, and high-speed rail networks. The Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic.
The city’s history dates back three millenia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past seven centuries. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture and art in China. Few cities in the world have been the political and cultural center of an area as immense for so long.
Official website of the FIDE Grand Prix