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FIDE GP in Tbilisi - Drawing of lots
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The third stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 was officially inaugurated in the presence of the players, FIDE CEO Geoffrey Borg,

President of the Georgian Chess Federation Giorgi Giorgadze, Chairman of the Appeals Committee Nona Gaprindashvili and Chief Arbiter Faik Gasanov.

During the opening speech Mr. Borg thanked the Georgian Chess Federation and its President Mr. Giorgadze for stepping in last November to organize this event.

Mr.Borg added that the chess world greatly appreciates the effort invested by the Georgian Chess Federation to prepare the tournament in such a short timeframe.

Mr.Gasanov reminded the participants about the time control, zero tolerance rule and no-draws rule (30 moves). He proceeded with drawing of lots and composing the pairings.

One by one, the players were collecting the gift bags, with starting numbers printed on the back of the shirts. Photos from the opening ceremony are here

Chief Arbiter announced the round one pairings as follows:

L.Dominguez – T.Radjabov
P.Svidler – A.Giri
M.Vachier-Lagrave – S.Mamedyarov
R.Kasimdzhanov – A.Grischuk
D.Andreikin – D.Jakovenko
E.Tomashevsky – B.Jobava

The Grand Prix is taking place in Tbilisi (Georgia) from the 14th until 27th of February 2015. The organizers of the tournament are the Georgian Chess Federation, the Ministry of Sport and Youth of Georgia and Tbilisi City Hall. SOCAR Energy Georgia is the general sponsor of the event.

The games are taking place at the Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi Hotel.

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