FIDE Grand Prix 2012–13

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The FIDE Grand Prix 2012–13 was a series of six chess tournaments that form part of the qualification cycle for the World Chess Championship 2014. The winner and runner-up of the Grand Prix qualified for the 2014 Candidates Tournament; the third-place finisher is first alternate.

Format[edit]

Eighteen top players were selected to compete in these tournaments. Each player agrees and will contract to participate in four of these tournaments.

Each tournament is a 12-player, single round-robin tournament. This is a change to the 14 player tournaments last cycle. In each round players scored 1 point for a win, ½ point for a draw and 0 for a loss. Grand Prix points were then allocated according to each player's standing in the tournament: 170 Grand Prix points for first place, 140 for second place, 110 for third place, and then 90 down to 10 points by steps of 10. In case of a tie in points the Grand Prix points are shared evenly by the tied players. Only the three best tournament results of each player are counted. The player with the most Grand Prix points is the winner.

Players and qualification[edit]

The three highest ranked players on the FIDE rating list chose not to enter the Grand Prix. Those are world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, 2008–2010 Grand Prix winner Levon Aronian and ex-world champion Vladimir Kramnik. World Champion Viswanathan Anand also declined participation.[1] There were several ways to qualify for the Grand Prix series:

Player Country Qualifying method
Boris Gelfand  Israel World Chess Championship 2012
Peter Svidler[1][5]  Russia Chess World Cup 2011
Alexander Grischuk  Russia
Vassily Ivanchuk  Ukraine
Ruslan Ponomariov  Ukraine
Teimour Radjabov[3][4][5]  Azerbaijan FIDE rating list (July 2011 and January 2012 average)
Sergey Karjakin[5]  Russia
Hikaru Nakamura  United States
Veselin Topalov  Bulgaria
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov  Azerbaijan
Vugar Gashimov[2]  Azerbaijan
Fabiano Caruana  Italy FIDE President nominee
Alexander Morozevich  Russia AGON nominees
Wang Hao  China
Peter Leko  Hungary
Leinier Domínguez  Cuba
Anish Giri  Netherlands
Rustam Kasimdzhanov  Uzbekistan
Michael Adams[1]  England Replacements by rating
Gata Kamsky[2]  United States
Étienne Bacrot[3][5]  France
Wang Yue[4]  China
Evgeny Tomashevsky[5]  Russia
Laurent Fressinet[5]  France

Prize money and Grand Prix points[edit]

The prize money is €170,000 per single Grand Prix and €420,000 for the overall Grand Prix finishes.[2][3]

Place Single Grand Prix event Overall standings Grand Prix points
1 €25,000 €100,000 170
2 €22,500 €80,000 140
3 €20,000 €60,000 110
4 €17,500 €50,000 90
5 €15,000 €40,000 80
6 €13,000 €30,000 70
7 €12,000 €25,000 60
8 €11,000 €20,000 50
9 €10,000 €15,000 40
10 €9,000 30
11 €8,000 20
12 €7,000 10

Tie breaks[edit]

With the objective of determining qualifiers to play in the Candidates 2014, and in the case that two or more players have equal cumulative points at the top, the following criteria were utilized to decide the overall Series winner and other overall placings:[2]

  1. Ranking points of the fourth result not already taken in the top three ranking results.
  2. Number of actual game result points scored in the best three tournaments.
  3. Game points of the fourth result not already taken in the top three results.
  4. Number of wins.
  5. Drawing of lots.

Schedule[edit]

The six tournaments were:

No. Host city Date Winners Points (win/draw/loss)
1 London, England[3] 21 September – 3 October 2012  Veselin Topalov (BUL)
 Boris Gelfand (ISR)
 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE)
7/11 (+3=8–0)
7/11 (+4=6–1)
7/11 (+4=6–1)
2 Tashkent, Uzbekistan[4] 22 November – 4 December 2012  Sergey Karjakin (RUS)
 Wang Hao (CHN)
 Alexander Morozevich (RUS)
6½/11 (+3=7–1)
6½/11 (+3=7–1)
6½/11 (+4=5–2)
3 Zug, Switzerland[5] 18–30 April 2013  Veselin Topalov (BUL) 8/11 (+5=6–0)
4 Thessaloniki, Greece[6] 22 May – 3 June 2013  Leinier Domínguez (CUB) 8/11 (+6=4–1)
5 Beijing, China[7] 4–16 July 2013  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 7/11 (+5=4−2)
6 Paris, France[8] 22 September – 4 October 2013  Fabiano Caruana (ITA)
 Boris Gelfand (ISR)
7/11 (+4=6–1)
7/11 (+4=6–1)

The third stage of the Grand Prix was initially to be held in Lisbon, Portugal.[9]

The fourth stage of the Grand Prix was initially to be held in Madrid, Spain.[10]

The fifth stage of the Grand Prix was initially to be held in Berlin, Germany.[11]

Events crosstables[edit]

London 2012[edit]

1st stage, London, England, 21 September – 3 October 2012[3][12]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total SB TPR GP
1  Veselin Topalov (BUL) 2752 X ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 7 36.25 2834 140
2  Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2738 ½ X ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 7 35.75 2836 140
3  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 2729 ½ ½ X 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7 34.75 2836 140
4  Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2754 ½ 1 1 X ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 36.75 2801 90
5  Peter Leko (HUN) 2737 ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 6 32.50 2770 80
6  Wang Hao (CHN) 2742 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 28.75 2739 70
7  Michael Adams (ENG) 2722 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 5 26.75 2709 55
8  Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 2769 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ X ½ ½ ½ 1 5 26.00 2705 55
9  Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB) 2684 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ X ½ ½ 0 24.25 2680 35
10  Leinier Domínguez (CUB) 2725 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ 23.75 2677 35
11  Anish Giri (NED) 2730 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ X 0 4 22.00 2643 15
12  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2783 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 X 4 20.50 2638 15

Tashkent 2012[edit]

2nd stage, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 22 November – 4 December 2012[4][13]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total H2H Wins SB TPR GP
1  Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2775 X ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1.5 3 34.75 2808 140
2  Wang Hao (CHN) 2737 ½ X ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 3 34.50 2811 140
3  Alexander Morozevich (RUS) 2748 0 ½ X 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 0.5 4 33.25 2810 140
4  Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2786 ½ 0 0 X ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6 1 3 29.50 2776 80
5  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 2764 1 0 ½ ½ X ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6 1 2 32.75 2777 80
6  Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB) 2696 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6 1 1 33.25 2783 80
7  Peter Svidler (RUS) 2747 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ X ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1.5 1 30.00 2747 50
8  Peter Leko (HUN) 2732 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 28.75 2748 50
9  Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) 2741 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ X ½ 1 ½ 0.5 2 29.50 2747 50
10  Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2751 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ 0 0 0 26.00 2683 30
11  Leinier Domínguez (CUB) 2726 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ X 1 4 0 1 20.50 2652 20
12  Gata Kamsky (USA) 2762 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 X 0 1 19.25 2614 10

Zug 2013[edit]

3rd stage, Zug, Switzerland, 18–30 April 2013[5][14]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total H2H Wins SB TPR GP
1  Veselin Topalov (BUL) 2771 X 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 8 0 5 43.00 2924 170
2  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2767 0 X ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 3 33.00 2818 140
3  Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) 2733 ½ ½ X 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 6 1 2 33.50 2789 100
4  Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2772 0 ½ 0 X 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 6 0 3 30.25 2785 100
5  Gata Kamsky (USA) 2741 ½ ½ 0 0 X 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 3 29.50 2756 75
6  Alexander Morozevich (RUS) 2758 0 0 ½ ½ 0 X ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 3 27.25 2756 75
7  Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2786 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ X ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5 1 1 26.00 2722 50
8  Anish Giri (NED) 2727 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ X ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 1 0 27.75 2727 50
9  Peter Leko (HUN) 2744 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ ½ 5 1 0 26.50 2725 50
10  Teimour Radjabov (AZE) 2793 ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ 1 1 25.25 2689 20
11  Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB) 2709 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ 1 1 24.50 2696 20
12  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 2766 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ X 1 0 25.00 2691 20

Thessaloniki 2013[edit]

4th stage, Thessaloniki, Greece, 22 May – 3 June 2013[6][15]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total H2H Wins SB TPR GP
1  Leinier Domínguez (CUB) 2723 X 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 8 0 6 40.00 2926 170
2  Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2774 0 X 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 5 37.00 2883 125
3  Gata Kamsky (USA) 2741 1 0 X ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 5 39.00 2886 125
4  Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) 2742 ½ ½ ½ X ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 6 0.5 2 31.00 2785 85
5  Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2779 ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6 0.5 1 32.50 2782 85
6  Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB) 2699 0 ½ 0 1 ½ X 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 2 28.00 2757 70
7  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2775 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 X 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 5 0 2 25.50 2720 60
8  Veselin Topalov (BUL) 2793 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 X ½ 0 1 1 0.5 2 22.25 2686 45
9  Peter Svidler (RUS) 2769 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ X 1 0 1 0.5 2 22.25 2688 45
10  Étienne Bacrot (FRA) 2725 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 X ½ 0 4 0.5 1 22.50 2659 25
11  Alexander Morozevich (RUS) 2760 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ X ½ 4 0.5 1 19.50 2656 25
12  Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 2755 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ X 0 1 18.00 2621 10

Beijing 2013[edit]

5th stage, Beijing, China, 4–16 July 2013[7][16]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total H2H Wins SB TPR GP
1  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 2761 X 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 7 0 5 37.00 2847 170
2  Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2780 1 X ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 3 35.25 2812 140
3  Veselin Topalov (BUL) 2767 0 ½ X ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 6 0.5 3 31.75 2781 100
4  Peter Leko (HUN) 2737 ½ ½ ½ X 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6 0.5 1 32.75 2784 100
5  Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2776 0 ½ 0 0 X ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 2.5 3 28.75 2750 65
6  Wang Yue (CHN) 2705 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1.5 2 28.75 2755 65
7  Alexander Morozevich (RUS) 2736 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ X ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 3 29.75 2752 65
8  Anish Giri (NED) 2734 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ X 1 0 ½ 1 1 3 28.75 2753 65
9  Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2773 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 X ½ 1 ½ 5 1.5 2 27.75 2718 30
10  Wang Hao (CHN) 2752 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ X ½ 1 5 1 2 26.00 2720 30
11  Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 2733 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ X 0 5 0.5 2 28.25 2722 30
12  Gata Kamsky (USA) 2763 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 X 0 1 19.75 2618 10

Paris 2013[edit]

6th stage, Paris, France, 22 September – 4 October 2013[8][17]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total H2H Wins SB TPR GP
1  Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2779 X 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 7 1 4 30.00 2840 155
2  Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2764 0 X 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 7 0 4 30.00 2841 155
3  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2772 1 0 X 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 3 28.50 2807 100
4  Étienne Bacrot (FRA) 2723 ½ ½ 0 X ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 3 28.00 2811 100
5  Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2785 ½ 0 ½ ½ X ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 2 23.75 2743 75
6  Leinier Domínguez (CUB) 2757 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 25.00 2745 75
7  Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 2731 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ X ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5 2 2 20.75 2716 45
8  Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) 2756 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 0 23.75 2714 45
9  Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS) 2703 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ ½ 5 0 23.50 2718 45
10  Wang Hao (CHN) 2736 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ X ½ ½ 5 1 0 24.50 2716 45
11  Laurent Fressinet (FRA) 2708 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ X ½ 0 1 18.75 2686 20
12  Anish Giri (NED) 2737 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ X 0 0 15.50 2615 10

Grand Prix standings[edit]

Grand Prix points in bold indicate a tournament win. A number in brackets is a player's worst result of four and doesn't add to the total.

Veselin Topalov finished first, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov was second in the overall standings. Thus, they qualified for the 2014 Candidates Tournament.[18][19]

Player FIDE rating
Aug 2012
London Tashkent Zug Thessaloniki Beijing Paris Played Best 3
1  Veselin Topalov (BUL) 2752 140 170 (45) 100 4 410
2  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 2729 140 80 (20) 170 4 390
3  Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2773 (80) 100 125 155 4 380
4  Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2738 140 (30) 30 155 4 325
5  Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2763 90 85 140 (75) 4 315
6  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2778 (15) 140 60 100 4 300
7  Alexander Morozevich (RUS) 2770 140 75 (25) 65 4 280
8  Leinier Domínguez (CUB) 2725 35 (20) 170 75 4 280
9  Sergey Karjakin (RUS)[5] 2785 140 50 65 3 255
10  Wang Hao (CHN) 2726 70 140 (30) 45 4 255
11  Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) 2734 50 100 85 (45) 4 235
12  Peter Leko (HUN) 2737 80 50 (50) 100 4 230
13  Gata Kamsky (USA)[2] 2746 10 75 125 (10) 4 210
14  Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB) 2684 35 80 (20) 70 4 185
15  Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 2769 55 (10) 30 45 4 130
16  Anish Giri (NED) 2711 15 50 65 (10) 4 130
17  Étienne Bacrot (FRA)[3][5] 2713 25 100 2 125
18  Peter Svidler (RUS)[1][5] 2749 50 45 2 95
19  Wang Yue (CHN)[4] 2685 65 1 65
20  Michael Adams (ENG)[1] 2722 55 1 55
21  Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS)[5] 2730 45 1 45
22  Teimour Radjabov (AZE)[3][4][5] 2788 20 1 20
22  Laurent Fressinet (FRA)[5] 2714 20 1 20
 Vugar Gashimov (AZE)[2] 2737 withdrew

Notes[edit]

  • 1 In the London Grand Prix, Adams replaced Svidler, who withdrew for family reasons.[20]
  • 2 Kamsky replaced Gashimov, who had to withdraw his place due to illness before playing in any Grand Prix.[21][22]
  • 3 In the Thessaloniki Grand Prix, Bacrot replaced Radjabov, who withdrew for personal reasons.[23]
  • 4 Wang Yue replaced Radjabov in the Beijing Grand Prix.[24]
  • 5 Tomashevsky, Fressinet and Bacrot replaced Karjakin, Radjabov and Svidler in the Paris Grand Prix.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIDE/Agon announce Grand Prix 2012-2013 participants". chessvibes.com. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b FIDE: Regulations for the 2012–2013 FIDE World Chess Grand-Prix Series
  3. ^ a b c "London Rd11: Topalov, Gelfand, Mamedyarov tie for first". chessbase.com. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Tashkent R11: Karjakin, Wang and Morozevich share first". chessbase.com. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Zug GP R11: Topalov wins game, set and event". chessbase.com. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Thessaloniki Final: Caruana stops Kamsky, Dominguez wins the tournament". chessbase.com. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Beijing GP: Mamedyarov wins, 2847 performance". chessbase.com. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Paris Final: Disappointing Finish". chessbase.com. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "FIDE Grand Prix moves from Portugal to Switzerland". chessdom.com. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Officially Confirmed the Next Grand Prix to Be Held in Thessaloniki". chess-news.ru. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "The 5th Grand Prix Stage to Be Held in Beijing". chess-news.ru. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  12. ^ FIDE Grand Prix – London 2012: Standings
  13. ^ FIDE Grand Prix – Tashkent 2012: Standings
  14. ^ FIDE Grand Prix – Zug 2013: Standings
  15. ^ FIDE Grand Prix – Thessaloniki 2013: Standings
  16. ^ FIDE Grand Prix – Beijing 2013: Standings
  17. ^ FIDE Grand Prix – Paris 2013: Standings
  18. ^ "Mamedyarov first in Beijing, Topalov wins Grand Prix overall". ChessVibes. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Grand Prix R11: all games drawn, Caruana & Gelfand share victory". ChessVibes. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Adams replaces Svidler in London". whychess.com. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "FIDE Grand Prix: Kamsky replaces Gashimov". whychess.com. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "GM Vugar Gashimov Won't Play in the Current Grand Prix". chess-news.ru. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  23. ^ "Teimour Radjabov Won't Play in the Upcoming Grand Prix Stage. Etienne Bacrot to Replace Him". chess-news.ru. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  24. ^ Grand Prix: Wang Yue to Replace Radjabov in Beijing
  25. ^ "Fressinet, Bacrot and Tomashevsky enter the FIDE Grand Prix in Paris". Chessdom. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 

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