Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Postby Ian Thompson » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:57 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:Pairings/Results
Round 9 on 2017/07/15 at 14:00
Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
4 17 GM Riazantsev Alexander 2654 4½ 4½ GM Adams Michael 2736 9

So Adams gets 5 Black's despite starting with a White again. Not quite as bad as Sharjah where he got 5 Black's and a run of three Black's in a row in rounds 7, 8 and 9, but even so.

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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Postby NickFaulks » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:25 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:So Adams gets 5 Black's despite starting with a White again.

I suppose the logic is that his opponent would have finished BBWBB. Pairings in a 9 round 18 player Swiss will always be tricky. Strange format.

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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Postby LawrenceCooper » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:37 pm

The Grand Prix leaderboard has been updated somewhat prematurely on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIDE_Grand_Prix_2017 It does show how close it/was between Grischuk & Mamedyarov and how today's game could prove an important moment in deciding the two qualifying places.

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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Postby Mick Norris » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:21 pm

Yes, it confirms there are 5 players in the running for the 2 places

It leaves Aronian needing to reach the World Cup final, or get a wildcard
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:11 pm

Mamedyarov Li Chao Draw
Riazantsev Adams Draw
Inarkiev Gelfand Draw
Svidler Hou Yifan 1-0
Aronian Salem 1-0
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Postby Mick Norris » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:06 am

final round results

final standings

chess.com report with an interesting :!: interview with Grischuk (and Giri)
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Postby Mick Norris » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:15 am

Grand Prix summary

As before, we have the potential problem that only 3 of the 18 playing Majorca in November have a chance to qualify for the Candidates via the GP (of course, the World Cup is in September, from which the finalists will qualify, so it may change by then)

Shak & Grischuk need Radjabov and Ding to finish outside the top 3, and MVL to finish outside the top 2 in Majorca to qualify via the GP
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Postby Mick Norris » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:17 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:Radjabov seems to be returning to form somewhat, doesn't he? Not at all an unwelcome development.


He's been given a place at the World Cup by the Organisers latest FIDE list of qualifiers
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