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The players list in beijing is impressive with former World Champion Veselin Topalov trying to repeat his performance in Zug, Switzerland eralier this year and clinching one of the two places for the forthcoming Candidates tournament in 2014.

He will be challeneged by several world class players. Boris Gelfand, coming hot from his recent epic victory in Moscow Tal memorial will be one of the prime challengers as will be Shakriyar Mamedyarov who has had a very good month of June starting with winning the world Rapid Championship in Khanty Mansiysk. Also not to forget world top ten players such as Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk as well as former Candidates players Vasily Ivanchuk, Peter Leko.

Like all other Grand Prix the impressive line up means that round after round, we will witness the world's top players offering us some exciting chess at the highest level possible.

Gelfand, Boris ISR
Giri, Anish NLD
Grischuk, Alexander RUS
Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR
Kamsky, Gata USA
Karjakin, Sergey RUS
Leko, Peter HUN
Mamedyarov, Shakriyar AZE
Morozevich, Alexander RUS
Topalov, Veselin BUL
Wang, Hao CHN
Wang, Yue
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