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Kevin Bonham
10-02-2008, 05:38 PM
http://www.fide.com/news.asp?id=1563

All these will be invited to participate:

Kramnik
Anand
Topalov
Kamsky

by virtue of their participation in the upcoming WC and challenge matches

Shirov
Carlsen
Karjakin

as World Cup semifinalists

Ivanchuk
Mamedyarov
Leko
Morozevich
Aronian
Radjabov
Gelfand

on rating

Reserves:
Adams
Svidler
J Polgar
Grischuk

plus there will be a presidential nominee and a host city nominee for each event.

It looks like each player plays in many but not all of the events and the players submit preferences to determine which events they each play in.

Winner of the series plays winner of 2009 World Cup for the right to challenge the World Champion.

Rather messy process IMO.

Kevin Bonham
29-02-2008, 12:11 AM
Moro gives Grand Prix the raspberry! (http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4477)

(However he will still attempt to qualify via the World Cup.)

Moro also claims the big three are all disinterested.