World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Moscow TournamentThe FIDE World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Moscow tournament was held in Russia 12th-21st May. Free Day - 17th May. Swiss, 9 rounds, 18 players.
1. Ding Liren - 6 out of 9 scores, 2. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 5.5, 3-9. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Hou Yifan - 5, 10-12. Pentala Harikrishna, Boris Gelfand, Evgeny Tomashevsky - 4.5, 13-14. Francisco Vallejo Pons, Jon Ludvig Hammer - 4, 15-17. Ian Nepomniachtchi, Michael Adams, Salem Saleh - 3.5, 18. Ernesto Inarkiev - 2.5.
Round 9: Ding Liren beat Boris Gelfand in the Catalan Opening, or Bogo-Indian Defence, or Dutch Defence, 20.Be3 was better. Hou Yifan beat Ernesto Inarkiev in the Italian Game, 26.d4 was better.
Round 8: Ding-Giri 1/2, a draw in the Catalan Opening. Svidler had a small advantage in the rook endgame vs Mamedyarov, the Spanish Game, a draw. Grischuk had better chances vs Nakamura thanks to the strong pawn on c6, the Catalan Opening, a draw. Nepomniachtchi could have won with 26.d7, but lost to Harikrishna, the English Opening.
Round 7: Mamedyarov drew vs Grischuk in 14 moves, the Queen's Indian Defence. Nakamura drew vs Ding in 60 moves, the Semi-Tarrasch Defence. Giri outplayed Salem in the rook endgame, the Caro-Kann Defence. Hou Yifan grabbed the exchange and beat Jon Ludvig Hammer in 80 moves, the Catalan Opening.
Round 6: Vachier-Lagrave drew vs Ding in 52 moves, the English Opening. Nakamura beat Nepomniachtchi in the Sicilian Defence. Salem drew vs Hou Yifan in the Semi-Tarrasch Defence. Adams attacked the black king and beat Inarkiev, the Spanish Game. Gelfand beat Harikrishna, the Catalan Opening.
Round 5: Mamedyarov drew vs Ding in 15 moves, the Nimzo-Indian Defence. Vachier-Lagrave beat Salem, the Caro-Kann Defence. Hou lost to Grischuk in the Sicilian Defence. Harikrishna beat Adams in the Queen's Gambit Declined.
Round 4: Ding Liren drew vs Peter Svidler in the English Opening. Adams lost to Nepomniachtchi in the Sicilian Defence. Grischuk grabbed a pawn vs Vachier-Lagrave in the Sicilian Defence, a draw. Vallejo lost to Radjabov in the Sicilian Defence. Hikaru Nakamura drew vs Hou Yifan, the Reti Opening. Mamedyarov beat Salem in the queen endgame.
Round 3: Ding Liren sacrificed the exchange to beat Hou Yifan in the Italian Game. In the Nimzo-Indian Defence Mamedyarov took the initiative in the centre with the strong 17.e4, stormed with 23.Nxf7! and beat Adams. Svidler outplayed Harikrishna in the Gruenfeld Defence. Inarkiev lost to Hammer in the Caro-Kann Defence. Nepomniachtchi lost to Salem in the Reti Opening.
Round 2: Hammer-Nepomniachtchi 0-1. Ian attacked on the queenside in the Pirc-Ufimtsev Defence and checkmated the rival. Hou Yifan drew vs Vachier-Lagrave in the English Opening. Ding Liren won a bishop in the endgame to beat Inarkiev.
Round 1 (12th May 2017): Nepomniachtchi-Hou 0-1. Hou Yifan grabbed the exchange in the opening vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, then she had an extra pawn and a big advantage in the ending, won two pawns and the game. Other games ended in draws.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Pentala Harikrishna, Michael Adams, Ernesto Inarkiev, Boris Gelfand, Teimour Radjabov, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Hou Yifan, Salem Saleh, Jon Ludvig Hammer.
© 2000-2017 Boris Schipkov
© 2000-2017 Boris Schipkov