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FIDE Grand Prix

FIDE Grand Prix is a biennial FIDE. Each series consist of six chess tournaments, which form part of the qualification cycle for the World Chess Championship or Women's World Chess Championship.


The Grand Prix was first played in 2008. The first two Grand Prix consisted of six tournaments, but the 2014-2015 edition had only four. Often there were problems finding sponsors and many announced host cities were changed eventually.

The winner of the men's Grand Prix gets entry to the Candidates Tournament. The winner of the women's cycle is directly qualified to a championship match. The women's edition has been dominated by Chinese GM Hou Yifan, who won all editions so far.

Men's competitions

Years Stops Total prize money Winner Runner-up Third place
2008–10 6 Levon Aronian Teimour Radjabov Alexander Grischuk
2012–13 6 €1,440,000 Veselin Topalov Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Fabiano Caruana
2014–15 4 €480,000 Fabiano Caruana Hikaru Nakamura Dmitry Jakovenko

Women's competitions

In the first three editions the two rating favorites Hou Yifan and Koneru Humpy always shared the top two places in the overall standings.

Years Stops Total prize money Winner Runner-up Third place
2009–11 6 €300,000 Hou Yifan Koneru Humpy Nana Dzagnidze
2011–12 6 €300,000 Hou Yifan Koneru Humpy Anna Muzychuk
2013–14 6 €450,000 Hou Yifan Koneru Humpy Ju Wenjun
2015–16 4 €330,000

See also

External links

  • Official FIDE site
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