Grand Prix zieht nach Zug

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28.03.2013 – Nach den Absagen von Madrid und Lissbon wurde nun als neuer Austragungort für den Grand Prix der Schweizer Ort Zug bekannt gegeben. Sponsor ist die Renova-Group, u.a. Anteilseigener des russischen Ölkonzerns TNK-BP und des weltgrößten Aluminiumkonzerns RUSAL. Eigentümer der Firma ist der Oligarch Victor Vekselberg, der 2006 auch schon Sponsor der Frauen-WM war.   Presseerklärung...

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Presserklärung der FIDE:



Monday, 25 March 2013


FIDE, Agon and the Renova Group of Companies are pleased to announce that the third leg of the Grand Prix series will be held between the 17th of April 2013 and 1st of May 2013. The organisation of the event, at such a late stage, has been realizable thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Renova Group of Companies which is a multi-national corporation.

More information can be obtained here :

We are finalizing negotiations with the hotel and will inform all participants of the hotel arrangements and any extra charges for accompanying persons in the next two days.


The schedule has been maintained as originally announced and for sake of clarity is:

17th April 2013 Arrivals & Opening Ceremony
18th April 2013 Round 1
19th April 2013 Round 2
20th April 2013 Round 3
21st April 2013 Round 4
22nd April 2013 Free Day
23rd April 2013 Round 5
24th April 2013 Round 6
25th April 2013 Round 7
26th April 2013 Round 8
27th April 2013 Free Day
28th April 2013 Round 9
29th April 2013 Round 10
30th April 2013 Round 11 & Closing Ceremony
1st May 2013 Departure

FIDE and Agon are currently also working on a replacement venue for the fourth leg and more information will be available shortly. The dates of the fourth leg will also remain the same as scheduled in the calendar.

Players participating in the third leg: 

Name FED 17th Apr -
1st May
Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793
Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2786
Toplalov, Veselin BUL 2771
Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2771
Mamedyarov, Shakriyar AZE 2767
Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2766
Morozevich, Alexander RUS 2758
Leko, Peter HUN 2744
Wang, Hao CHN 2743
Gashimov, Vugar AZE 2737
Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2733
Giri, Anish NLD 2729

First reserve for any replacements is GM Gata Kamsky (USA)

Zug is located around 25 kilometers from Zurich Airport and the best connection is via train. There is a direct train every 47th minute i.e. 09:47, 10:47, 11:47 etc…. and will be marked ZUG-LUCERNE. The trip takes around 45 minutes and costs just under 20 Swiss francs. There are other trains but will require a platform change in Zurich. Once you reach Zug, the most flexible transfer is to simply take a taxi to the hotel. All players and officials are reminded to keep / obtain receipts of their journey costs for reimbursement as per regulations.

4.0   VISAS
Players or officials who require Schengen visa for entry into Switzerland are kindly requested to send a copy of their passport immediately to the undersigned so that an invitation may be sent by return email to them. Kindly advise from which city you will be applying for visa so that assistance may be provided where necessary.

5.0   OTHER

Electricity in Switzerland is 220V but three pin round plugs are used so participants should acquire adapters for their electrical equipment.

Should any player have any query kindly contact Geoffrey Borg on +7-915-133-3670 or via email at



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