2019 Grand Prix Series: Dates and Qualifiers

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.


1Magnus Carlsen2840,17
2Fabiano Caruana2816,67
3Shakhriyar Mamedyarov2812,17
4Ding Liren2795,75
5Vladimir Kramnik2786,33
6Maxime Vachier-Lagrave2783,83
7Anish Giri2779,75
8Wesley So2778,92
9Levon Aronian2773,08
10Viswanathan Anand2770,58
11Alexander Grischuk2767,92
12Hikaru Nakamura2767,83
13Sergey Karjakin2766,08
14Yu Yangyi 2761,42
15Ian Nepomniachtchi2758
16Peter Svidler2751,75
17Teimour Radjabov2751,75
18Veselin Topalov2744,58
19Dmitry Jakovenko2739,75
20David Navara2737,5

1Radoslaw Wojtaszek2734,5
2Wei Yi2733,92
3Jan-Krzysztof Duda2733
4Pentala Harikrishna2732,92
5Nikita Vitiugov2726,92
6Le Quang Liem2723,67
7Bu Xiangzhi2719,67
8Richard Rapport2719,33
9Li Chao b2716,25
10Wang Hao 2715,33
11Vladimir Fedoseev2713,33
12Arkadij Naiditsch2713,17



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