20 Apr 2008

Grand Prix

The first FIDE Grand Prix tournament is taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan, from April 20th to May 6th, 2008.

This event is part of a series of six tournaments to be held over a period two years (2008-2009).

Twentyone high-rated players have been invited to take part in this series of tournaments, each player taking part in four of them.

The winner of this Grand Prix series at the end of 2009 will be allowed to face the winner of the World Cup (to be held in 2009) in an eight game match. The one who wins that match will be allowed to challenge the World Champion in a match to be held in the third quarter of 2010.

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