Wesley So absent from FIDE Grand Prix

Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand PrixThe fourth and final stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 will take place from 13-27th May in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

FIDE Grand Prix is part of the FIDE World Chess Championship cycle. The winner and second placed player overall of the GP Series will qualify for the 2016 Candidates Tournament.

In the earlier GP stages Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand shared the first place in Baku, Dmitry Andreikin won in Tashkent, and Evgeny Tomashevsky excelled in Tbilisi.

Leading the overall Grand Prix standings after three events are Tomashevsky on 252 points, Mamedyarov on 235 (he finished the competition), Caruana on 230, Radjabov on 210 (concluded GP), Nakamura on 207.

A number of other players are also in contention for the Candidates should the results go their way. All this promises an extremely exciting tournament in Ugra.

Each Grand Prix stage is a 12-player round robin event with the prize money of 120,000 EUR offered by the host city. The winner of Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk will earn 20,000 EUR.

Khanty-Mansiysk GP participants:

Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2803
Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2799
Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2780
Anish Giri (NED) 2776
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) 2754
Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2753
Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS) 2749
Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2744
Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS) 2738
Peter Svidler (RUS) 2734
Leinier Domínguez (CUB) 2734
Baadur Jobava (GEO) 2699

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