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FIDE Grand Prix – Sochi 2008

second in a series of six tournaments

The second tournament of the FIDE Grand Prix 2008/9 will take place on 30th July – 15th August in famous Russian sea resort – Sochi. Mamedyarov, Leko and Carlsen will sit out from this event, but Ivanchuk, Aronian and Gelfand are entering the stage.

Sochi GP

Participants:

Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR 2781)

Teimour Radjabov (AZE 2744)

Peter Svidler (RUS 2738)

Levon Aronian (ARM 2737)

Alexander Grischuk (RUS 2728)

Sergey Karjakin (UKR 2727)

Gata Kamsky (USA 2723)

Boris Gelfand (ISR 2720)

Vugar Gashimov (AZE 2717)

Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS 2709)

Wang Yue (CHN 2704)

Ivan Cheparinov (BUL 2687)

David Navara (CZE 2646)

Mohamad Al Modiahki (QAT 2556)

Round 1 on 31st July

GM Svidler Peter 2738 - GM Kamsky Gata 2723

GM Cheparinov Ivan 2687 - GM Gashimov Vugar 2717

GM Gelfand Boris 2720 - GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2709

GM Radjabov Teimour 2744 - GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad 2556

GM Grischuk Alexander 2728 - GM Karjakin Sergey 2727

GM Wang Yue 2704 - GM Aronian Levon 2737

GM Navara David 2646 - GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2781

Vugar Gashimov, Magnus Carlsen and Wang Yue finished tied on the first place at the opening Grand Prix event in Baku.

More information to be posted on the official website in the following days.

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