FIDE Grand Prix Begins in Berlin on February 3, 2022

FIDE Grand Prix Series, the final qualifier for the Candidates Tournament, will start on February 3, 2022, in Berlin, Germany.

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The series consists of three legs that span over 3 months and two cities:

First leg: February 3 — 17, Berlin, Germany
Second leg: February 28 — March 14, 2022, Belgrade, Serbia
Third leg: March 21 — April 4, 2022, Berlin, Germany

The Series will feature 24 players. Each player will compete in two out of three events. At this point, a diversified group of players has qualified for the FIDE Grand Prix:

1. Ding Liren (China)
2. Levon Aronian (USA)
3. Anish Giri (The Netherlands),
4. Wesley So (USA),
5. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan),
6. Alexander Grischuk (Russia),
7. Richard Rapport (Hungary),
8 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France),
9. Leinier Dominguez (USA),
10. Nikita Vitiugov (Russia),
11. Wei Yi (China),
12. Vidit Gujrathi (India),
13. Dmitry Andreikin (Russia)*,
14. Yu Yangyi (China),
15. Sam Shankland (USA),
16. Alexei Shirov (Spain),
17. Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia),
18. Alexandr Predke (Russia),
19. Grigoriy Oparin (Russia),
20. Amin Tabatabaei (Iran),
21. Etienne Bacrot (France)and
22. Vincent Keymer, the first German player to qualify for the Grand Prix Series.
23. Hikaru Nakamura (USA),
24. Daniil Dubov (Russia)

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