Peter from chessvibes.com just published the following:
England’s top player Michael Adams has followed Magnus Carlsen in withdrawing from the FIDE Grand Prix Series. Nominated players Mohamad Al Modiahki and Yannick Pelletier are also out and the four will be substituted by Vladimir Akopian, Evgeny Alekseev, Pavel Eljanov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Wrap-up of new GP developments.
Next Sunday is the first round of the third Grand Prix tournament, which will take place 13-29 December in Elista, Kalmykia. When on November 21st the tournament was moved from Doha to Elista, Magnus Carlsen and Michael Adams were the names we mentioned of two players who were “clearly not happy” about it. Now they are the ones who have left the Grand Prix Series.
Adams also outAfter Magnus Carlsen decided to withdraw due to his disappointment concerning the sudden change of the current World Championship cycle, Michael Adams is now officially out as well.
Here is the full article by Peter.
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