27 February 2017

Alexander Grischuk wins FIDE Grand Prix in Sharjah

Vachier-Lagrave and Mamedyarov finished second and third respectively.

In the concluding round of the FIDE Grand Prix event in Sharjah, UAE, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hou Yifan, Ding Liren won against Levon Aronian, and Pavel Eljanov defeated Salekh Salem. All other games were drawn, some of them ending very quickly.

Thus, three players were tied for the first place – Grischuk, Vachier-Lagrave, and Mamedyarov. The tie-break determined their final places, and the math favored the Russian. 

Final standings:

Grischuk, Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov – 5.5
Nakamura, Adams, Jakovenko, Nepomniachtchi, Ding Liren – 5
Eljanov, Vallejo, Rapport, Li Chao – 4.5
Hou Yifan, Aronian – 4
Tomashevsky, Salem, Hammer – 3.5
Riazantsev – 3

The next leg of the FIDE Grand Prix will take place on May 11-22 in Moscow. 

Final standings  

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Russian Chess Federation congratulates Alexander Grischuk on his success in Sharjah!