Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:34 pm

Reg Clucas wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Angus French wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:23 pm
The Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix has just started... Am I missing something or is ChessBomb (in addition to Chess24) not covering the event?
Presumably scared off by Agon? You can see the boards at https://worldchess.com/gp2017/.
Also here with the preceding moves: http://en.chessbase.com/post/fide-grand ... lorca-live

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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Angus French » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:47 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:34 pm
Also here with the preceding moves: http://en.chessbase.com/post/fide-grand ... lorca-live
Thanks.

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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:00 pm

Good to see everybody playing who was supposed to ; I think the last GP of the last series had a few withdrawals; will be interesting to see how Aronian & Ding play with no pressure

Down to the key players, though, MVL starts with a win and Radjabov with a surprising (to me) 12 move draw with white v Vallejo
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:03 pm

Angus French wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Reg Clucas wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Angus French wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:23 pm
The Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix has just started... Am I missing something or is ChessBomb (in addition to Chess24) not covering the event?
Presumably scared off by Agon? You can see the boards at https://worldchess.com/gp2017/.
Or maybe they don't wish to lend support (if that's the way they see it)... I've tried looking at the boards at the official site (first time I've done that for an Agon event) but you only get the current positions (not the preceding moves) and there's no exchange of comments with other punters.
Yes, I don't think they are happy twitter
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Tim Harding » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:42 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:00 pm
Good to see everybody playing who was supposed to ; I think the last GP of the last series had a few withdrawals; will be interesting to see how Aronian & Ding play with no pressure

Down to the key players, though, MVL starts with a win and Radjabov with a surprising (to me) 12 move draw with white v Vallejo

According to the ChessBase site Radjabov did indeed have a 12-move draw but it was with Riazantsev. Maybe a personal friend?
DIng Liren drew with Vallejo, also draws in Tomashevsky-Svidler, Hammer-Harikrishna, Eljanov-Nakamura and Jakovenko-Aronian,

MVL beat Gelfand, Giri beat Rapport and Inarkiev beat Li Chao.
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:51 pm

TWIC

Chess Mind preview with the tiebreak situation explained in the Comment, and round 1 report

Yes, Riazantsev

Round 2

Round 2 on 2017/11/17
Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 6 GM Giri Anish 2762 1 1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2796 2
2 1 GM Aronian Levon 2801 ½ 1 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2683 16
3 3 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2780 ½ ½ GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2721 10
4 17 GM Riazantsev Alexander 2651 ½ ½ GM Ding Liren 2774 4
5 5 GM Svidler Peter 2763 ½ ½ GM Eljanov Pavel 2707 12
6 13 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2705 ½ ½ GM Radjabov Teimour 2741 8
7 9 GM Harikrishna P. 2738 ½ ½ GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2702 14
8 7 GM Li Chao B 2741 0 ½ GM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2629 18
9 11 GM Gelfand Boris 2719 0 0 GM Rapport Richard 2692 15
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Simon Brown » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:49 pm

ChessBomb are broadcasting live today it seems

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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:22 pm

Simon Brown wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:49 pm
ChessBomb are broadcasting live today it seems
Chessbomb

Aronian won; MVL drew with black v Giri
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Tim Harding » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:52 pm

situation at 1650 GMT:
Aronian 1 Inarkiev 0
Giri draw as stated above.
Li Chao has drawn with Hammer
Harikrishna drew with Tomashevsky
Nakamura drew with Jakovenko
Svidler drew with Eljanov

A few minutes later Chessbomb has added Vallejo 0 Radjabov 1.
Two games still running.
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:57 pm

Round 3
MVL v Aronian
Radjabov v Giri
all 4 are on 1.5/2

pairings

Race to Candidates Martin Bennedik
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:59 pm

Draws on the top 2 boards

Svidler the only winner so far
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:26 am

There's a comment on Chessbomb which says: "on chess-news cite [sic] on right side, after each round shall be posted tab, showing standings in GP as if round was last". For some reason I can't spot this, though the same commentor tells us "thus, on current stage Radja qualifies from 1-st place with 359,4; and Mamed - from second with his 340 pts".
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:09 am

You can follow progress on the Martin Bennedik link I posted above

Round 4 pairings
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:40 pm

<light dawns>
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Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:54 pm

Aronian the first winner of the day against Anish Giri. Svidler-MVL & Riazantsev-Tomashevsky were drawn.

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