Baku Grand Prix Begins Sunday
April 18, 2008
FIDEGP.jpgStarting on Sunday, follow American World Championship candidate Gata Kamsky's progress in the FIDE Grand Prix (Baku, Azerbaijan, April 20-May 6.) You can watch the games live on the official website. The tournament celebrates the birthday of Heydar Aliyev, the leader of Azerbaijan from 1969 until 2003.

In this top-flight, 14-player event, Kamsky ranks in at 7th. Here is the full list of players:

01 Carlsen Magnus NOR 2765
02 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2752
03 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2751
04 Svidler Peter RUS 2746
05 Karjakin Sergey UKR 2732
06 Adams Michael ENG 2729
07 Kamsky Gata USA 2726
08 Grischuk Alexander RUS 2716
09 Bacrot Etienne FRA
10 Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2695
11 Wang Yue CHN 2689
12 Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2684
13 Gashimov Vugar AZE 2679
14 Navara David CZE 2672

Please read the USCF announcement and visit the website of the Gata Kamsky International Chess & Sports Foundation to find out more about Kamsky's quest for the world title.