World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Geneva TournamentThe FIDE World Chess Grand Prix 2017 Geneva tournament took place in Switzerland 6th-16th July. Free Day - 11th July. Swiss, 9 rounds, 18 players.
1. Teimour Radjabov - 6 out of 9 scores, 2-3. Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi - 5.5, 4-10. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Pentala Harikrishna, Michael Adams, Li Chao, Alexander Riazantsev, Peter Svidler - 5, 11-14. Levon Aronian, Boris Gelfand, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko - 4.5, 15. Ernesto Inarkiev - 4, 16-17. Richard Rapport, Hou Yifan - 2.5, 18. Salem Saleh - 2.
Round 9: Nepomniachtchi-Radjabov 1/2. Giri-Grischuk 1/2. Svidler beat Hou Yifan. Aronian beat Salem. Harikrishna-Jakovenko 1/2, a draw in 115 moves.
Round 8: Nepomniachtchi beat Aronian. Li beat Harikrishna. Rapport lost to Adams. Giri outplayed Hou Yifan in the endgame.
Round 7: Radjabov had an advantage in the endgame and beat Svidler. Harikrishna-Grischuk 1/2. Mamedyarov-Nepomniachtchi 1/2. Eljanov attacked in the centre with 21.e5! and won vs Salem. Hou Yifan drew against Gelfand. Riazantsev beat Li in 84 moves.
Round 6: Harikrishna had a big edge and won vs Aronian. Nepomniachtchi beat Inarkiev in the Spanish Game. Li beat Eljanov in the Queen's Indian Defence. Rapport lost to Riazantsev. Salem lost to Hou Yifan.
Round 5: Eljanov lost to Grischuk in the English Opening. Hou Yifan lost to Rapport in the Italian Game. Inarkiev beat Salem in the Sicilian Defence.
Round 4: Grischuk-Aronian 1/2, with equality. Salem grabbed two knights to beat Rapport. Nepomniachtchi pressured on the kingside, had a small edge and won vs Hou Yifan. Svidler won two pawns and the game vs Adams.
Round 3: Radjabov had a small advantage in the Bogo-Indian or Dutch Defence, Stonewall Variation, and took the initiative on the kingside vs Aronian, a draw. Harikrishna obtained a big edge vs Mamedyarov, could have won with 27.Na5 and 28.Nc5. Jakovenko had an extra pawn in the endgame and won after Rapport's mistakes. Eljanov beat Nepomniachtchi.
Round 2: Grischuk had a huge edge in the middlegame and beat Rapport. Jakovenko lost to Aronian in the ending. Radjabov won a queen and the game vs Eljanov. Li grabbed a pawn vs Svidler, a draw. Mamedyarov caught the black queen and won in 20 moves vs Inarkiev. Salem lost to Giri. Hou Yifan could have won with 43.Bf4 vs Riazantsev, a draw.
Round 1 (6th July 2017): Gelfand had an extra pawn in the rook endgame vs Mamedyarov, a draw. Grischuk played the Dutch Defence vs Inarkiev. Aronian chose the sharp Saemisch King's Indian or Modern Benoni 3.f3, but after the bad 25.Kg2 Li obtained a clear advantage with the strong 30...Nhf4+, a draw. Giri lost to Radjabov in the Queen's Gambit Declined. Adams beat Salem in the Sicilian Defence. Eljanov outplayed Hou Yifan in the endgame. Riazantsev lost to Harikrishna in 84 moves.
Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Pavel Eljanov, Pentala Harikrishna, Michael Adams, Li Chao, Boris Gelfand, Teimour Radjabov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Richard Rapport, Hou Yifan, Alexander Riazantsev, Salem Saleh.
© 2000-2017 Boris Schipkov
© 2000-2017 Boris Schipkov