Round four of the FIDE Grand Prix in Sharjah, was played on February 21st. It saw Shakhriyar Mamedyarov winning against Michael Adams to join Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead. Chao Li also won in this round, taking a point from Evgeny Tomashevsky, after the Russian got himself into a bit […check it out!]
The FIDE Grand Prix 2017 is spread between 4 events between February and November. Namely: Sharjah (Feb. 17-28), Moscow (May 11-22), Geneva (July 5-16), Palma de Mallorca (Nov 15-26). Players: Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexander Riazantsev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Ding Liren, Li Chao, Hou (replaced Wei Yi), Anish Giri, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Pavel Eljanov, Pentala Harikrishna, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teymur Radjabov, Boris Gelfand, Michael Adams, Richard Rapport, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Salem Saleh. The top 2 finishers in the event will qualify for the 2018 World Championship Candidates Tournament.
Round three of the FIDE Grand Prix 2017 in Sharjah, was played on Monday February 20th. It saw Maxime Vachier-Lagrave retain his lead of the tournament with a draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Hikaru Nakamura was the sole winner of the round, taking a point from Richard Rapport. Rapport opted for Chigorin’s Defence […check it out!]
Round two of the FIDE Grand Prix 2017, in Sharjah, was played on February 19th. It saw Maxime Vachier-Lagrave win his second game on the spin and take the lead of the tournament with a 100% score. Vachier-Lagrave would have Black against Richard Rapport, who is fast making a name for […check it out!]
The first FIDE Grand Prix of 2017 got underway in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday 18th February. Competing in the tournament are: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA 2796), Levon Aronian (ARM 2785), Hikaru Nakamura (USA 2785), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE 2766), Liren Ding (CHN 2760), Pavel Eljanov (UKR 2759), Michael Adams (ENG […check it out!]