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.

FIDE Grand Prix, Sharjah: Nakamura Sole Winner in RD 3

February 22, 2017

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!]