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World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament

The FIDE World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca tournament took place in Spain 16th-25th November. Free Day - 21st November 2017. Swiss, 9 rounds, 18 players.
1-2. Levon Aronian, Dmitry Jakovenko - 5.5 out of 9 scores, 3-9. Hikaru Nakamura, Ding Liren, Peter Svidler, Teimour Radjabov, Pentala Harikrishna, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Richard Rapport - 5, 10-12. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Pavel Eljanov, Ernesto Inarkiev - 4.5, 13-15. Anish Giri, Li Chao, Francisco Vallejo Pons - 4, 16. Alexander Riazantsev - 3.5, 17-18. Boris Gelfand, Jon Ludvig Hammer - 3.
Chess Grand Prix 2017 final standings: 1. Mamedyarov - 340 points, 2. Grischuk - 336.4, 3. Radjabov - 312.9, 4. Ding Liren - 311.4, 5. Jakovenko - 236, 6. Vachier-Lagrave - 231.4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Grischuk have qualified for the Candidates Tournament 2018 (Berlin, Germany, 10th-28th March 2018).
All Candidates: Levon Aronian (World Cup), Ding Liren (World Cup), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Grand Prix), Alexander Grischuk (Grand Prix), Fabiano Caruana (rating), Wesley So (rating), Sergey Karjakin (loser of the WCC match 2016), Vladimir Kramnik (wildcard).

Round 9: Vachier-Lagrave lost to Jakovenko . Radjabov - Rapport 1/2. So Vachier-Lagrave and Radjabov will not play in the Candidates 2018, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Grischuk will play.
World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament. Round 9 Games

Round 8: Inarkiev - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2. Gelfand lost to Radjabov. Vachier-Lagrave and Radjabov must win in the last round to go to the Candidates 2018.
World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament. Round 8 Games

Round 7: Vachier-Lagrave drew against Tomashevsky . Radjabov beat Li Chao.
World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament. Round 7 Games

Round 6: Harikrishna - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2. Tomashevsky - Radjabov 1-0.
World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament. Round 6 Games

Round 5: Vachier-Lagrave - Nakamura 1/2, the Sicilian Defence. Radjabov - Harikrishna 1/2, the Reti Opening.
World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament. Round 5 Games

Round 4: Svidler - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2, a draw in 10 moves, the English Opening. Nakamura beat Radjabov in the Sicilian Defence, 20.Qd6 was a nice move. Aronian attacked on the kingside, sacrificed a knight and beat Giri, the English Opening.
World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament. Round 4 Games

Round 3: Vachier-Lagrave drew against Aronian in the Ruy Lopez. Radjabov drew against Giri in the Semi-Slav Defence.
World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament. Round 3 Games

Round 2: Vallejo lost to Radjabov in the King's Indian Defence. Giri drew against Vachier-Lagrave in the Sicilian Defence.
World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament. Round 2 Games

Round 1: Vachier-Lagrave beat Gelfand in the Sicilian Defence. Radjabov-Riazantsev 1/2, a quick draw in 12 moves.
World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Palma de Mallorca Tournament. Round 1 Games

Games WCGP Palma de Mallorca 2017 (81, pgn)

Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Ding Liren, Peter Svidler, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Li Chao, Pentala Harikrishna, Dmitry Jakovenko, Boris Gelfand, Pavel Eljanov, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Richard Rapport, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Riazantsev, Jon Ludvig Hammer. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Teimour Radjabov can fight to win this tournament to go to the Candidates 2018. Radjabov can take third place, but Vachier-Lagrave must take first or second place to qualify.

Site: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr307271

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