FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Round 9 Live!

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11/25/2017 – Levon Aronian survived the pressure from Hikaru Nakamura, making a draw that ensured him a share of first place. He was somewhat surprisingly joined by Dmitry Jakovenko, who beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with the black pieces. MVL was in a must win situation, so had to go for broke. All other games ended in draws including the remaining key game for the Candidates qualification: Teimour Radjabov vs. Richard Rapport. In the end Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Grischuk maintained their lead in the overall Grand Prix standings and secured the final two Candidates tournament spots.

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FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca

Round 9 results

Name Pts. Result Pts. Name
Nakamura Hikaru ½ - ½ 5 Aronian Levon
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 0 - 1 Jakovenko Dmitry
Tomashevsky Evgeny ½ - ½ Ding Liren
Harikrishna P. ½ - ½ Svidler Peter
Radjabov Teimour ½ - ½ Rapport Richard
Eljanov Pavel 4 ½ - ½ Gelfand Boris
Hammer Jon Ludvig ½ - ½ 4 Inarkiev Ernesto
Giri Anish ½ - ½ Vallejo Pons Francisco
Riazantsev Alexander 3 ½ - ½ Li Chao B

Round 9 games

 

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Final standings

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Jakovenko Dmitry 5,5 0,5
2 Aronian Levon 5,5 0,5
3 Radjabov Teimour 5,0 0,0
4 Rapport Richard 5,0 0,0
5 Tomashevsky Evgeny 5,0 0,0
6 Nakamura Hikaru 5,0 0,0
7 Svidler Peter 5,0 0,0
8 Ding Liren 5,0 0,0
9 Harikrishna P. 5,0 0,0
10 Inarkiev Ernesto 4,5 0,0
11 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 4,5 0,0
12 Eljanov Pavel 4,5 0,0
13 Li Chao B 4,0 1,5
14 Vallejo Pons Francisco 4,0 1,0
15 Giri Anish 4,0 0,5
16 Riazantsev Alexander 3,5 0,0
17 Gelfand Boris 3,0 0,5
18 Hammer Jon Ludvig 3,0 0,5

Tie Break1: Direct Encounter (The results of the players in the same point group)
Tie Break2: The greater number of victories (variable)
Tie Break3: rating average of the opponents

Video review of round 8

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All games

 

Grand Prix standings after three of four tournaments:

  Player Elo 02/ 2017 Sharjah Moscow Geneva Palma Total
1  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 2766 140 140 60   340
2  Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2742 140 71 3/7 125   336 3/7
3  Teimour Radjabov (AZE) 2710   71 3/7 170   241 3/7
4  Ding Liren (CHN) 2760 70 170     240
5  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) 2796 140 71 3/7     211 3/7
6  Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS) 2749 70 3 125   198
7  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2785 70 71 3/7     141 3/7
8  Michael Adams (ENG) 2751 70 3 60   133
9  Peter Svidler (RUS) 2748   71 3/7 60   131 3/7
10  Anish Giri (NED) 2769   71 3/7 60   131 3/7
11  Li Chao (CHN) 2720 25   60   85
12  Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS) 2709 70   11   81
13  Hou Yifan (CHN) 2651 7 71 3/7 2 1/2   80 13/14
14  Pentala Harikrishna (IND) 2758   20 60   80
15  Alexander Riazantsev (RUS) 2671 1   60   61
16  Pavel Eljanov (UKR) 2759 25   11   36
17  Francisco Vallejo Pons (ESP) 2709 25 7     32
18  Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2720   20 11   31
19  Richárd Rapport (HUN) 2692 25   2 1/2   27 1/2
20  Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS) 2711 3 20     23
21  Levon Aronian (ARM) 2785 7   11   18
22  Jon Ludvig Hammer (NOR) 2628 3 7     10
23  Salem Saleh (UAE) 2656 3 3 1   7
24  Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS) 2723   1 4   5

Source: Wikipedia

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