View Full Version : New FIDE Grand Prix format 2017

Kevin Bonham
26-04-2016, 07:05 PM
Regulations here: http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/FIDE_GP_Regulations_2016_2017.pdf

24 players will each play 3 of 4 tournaments, meaning 18 will play in each.

Each event will be a nine-round Swiss.

Interesting point system. They've simply tacked on really low point scores for those who finish 13th to 18th, so finishing 12th or below is at least as bad as finishing last under the old system. Consistently finishing in the top half becomes hugely important; on the other hand the fields will be slightly weaker.

Kevin Bonham
11-12-2016, 10:10 PM
Dates and venues are confirmed:


Sharjah, UAE: February 17-28
Moscow, Russia: May 11–22
Geneva, Switzerland: July 5-16
Palma De Mallorca, Spain: November 15-26