Friday, December 12, 2008

Grand Reflux

Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the FIDE Grand Prix last week. Levon Aronian expressed his disappointment with an open letter, but he won't quit the series because FIDE President persuaded his native Armenia to fill in for one GP tournament (August 2009).

Finally, Michael Adams walks out, as announced on ChessBase (first hinted here).
ChessVibes have interesting statements from Global Chess CEO Geoffrey Borg and Karlovy Vary organizer Pavel Matocha.

Elista Grand Prix participants:
Teimour Radjabov AZE 2751
Peter Leko HUN 2747
Dmitry Jakovenko RUS 2737
Wang Yue CHN 2736
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2731
Pavel Eljanov UKR 2720
Alexander Grischuk RUS 2719
Evgeny Alekseev RUS 2715
Etienne Bacrot FRA 2705
Vugar Gashimov AZE 2703
Ivan Cheparinov BUL 2696
Vladimir Akopian ARM 2679
Rustam Kasimdzhanov UZB 2672
Ernesto Inarkiev RUS 2669

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