FIDE Grand Prix collection introduced for Feb-Apr 2022

Jamie Linger

A 3-tournament FIDE Grand Prix series will be held in February to April upcoming year to make your mind up the remaining two players in the 2022 Candidates Match. All a few 16-players functions will choose spot in the exact same still-to-be-decided town, with just about every of the 24 […]

A 3-tournament FIDE Grand Prix series will be held in February to April upcoming year to make your mind up the remaining two players in the 2022 Candidates Match. All a few 16-players functions will choose spot in the exact same still-to-be-decided town, with just about every of the 24 gamers competing in two of the 3 tournaments. A new format sees the gamers break up into 4 groups of four, who participate in mini spherical-robins before the winners go ahead to a knockout. FIDE observe that it’s possible a new Planet Championship match will be held in late 2022 or early 2023.&#13
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When FIDE declared that Teimour Radjabov was becoming granted an automated spot in the 2022 Candidates Match they also declared how gamers would qualify for the event, while without having specifics of the format or venue for the Grand Prix Sequence.&#13
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Right after today’s announcement by FIDE and World Chess (or alternatively from the laws on the FIDE site) we now know additional, nevertheless not the location. What we do know is that there will be only a person city for all three tournaments, “a shift that will make it less complicated for the chess players to approach their journey timetable amid the pandemic-relevant travel and visa limitations.”&#13
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There will be four paths to qualify for the FIDE Grand Prix collection:&#13
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  1. FIDE World Cup — all gamers who arrived at the quarterfinals but did not otherwise qualify (e.g. by achieving the remaining)
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  3. FIDE Grand Swiss — all players who concluded in the Major 8 but didn’t if not qualify (two players qualify primarily based on wherever they complete)
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  5. Ranking — 10 or much more players are set to qualify based mostly on their location on the December 2021 rating checklist
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  7. Wildcards — equally the FIDE President and Environment Chess will be equipped to nominate a wildcard
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The gamers who just can’t engage in in the series are players currently skilled for the Candidates Event (unless they want to give up their place) and the Earth Winner, i.e. the winner of the Carlsen-Nepomniachtchi match.&#13
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The previous Grand Prix Collection was a collection of knockout gatherings, with a selected Ian Nepomniachtchi ending runner-up and qualifying for the Candidates.&#13
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We all know now exactly where that initially action took him.&#13
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This time all over the tournaments will get started with a round-robin, or alternatively 4 spherical-robins. The 16 gamers will be divided into four groups of 4, ahead of they engage in each individual other two times about 6 rounds of classical chess. Only the winners of every mini-tournament go ahead to the knockout, where semi-finals and a remaining are held over 2-activity classical matches, with opportunity swift playoffs. 

Each tournament has a €150,000 prize fund, with €24,000 for 1st position, but the primary goal is of program to qualify for the Candidates Tournament and the opportunity of actively playing a Earth Championship match in 2022 or 2023. For that reason there will be Grand Prix points, heading from for finishing 4th in a group to 13 for winning the tournament.&#13
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According to Entire world Chess CEO Ilya Merenzon, the location has not but been decided:&#13
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We are presently on the lookout for the very best possible town to keep the Collection and are so psyched to work with the chess supporters and ask their opinion of the up coming chess money. In the following 7 days, we’ll situation a world phone for ideas and will chat to the chess luminaries and supporters around the entire world to opt for this unique town.&#13
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Whichever occurs, we can be expecting a pretty occupied 2022 in chess!&#13


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