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Magnus Carlsen wins Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017

At the end of 9 rapid and 18 blitz rounds of Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017, Magnus Carlsen was tied with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave for first place with 24 points apiece, thus they faced off in tie-break games.

After two tie-break games, Carlsen came out victorious with 1.5 points vs. MVL’s 0.5. Check out the GCT ranking after Paris »

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Magnus Carlsen leads on Rapid Day 2 Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017

Day 2 of three rapid games for Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017: Magnus Carlsen scored another impressive 2 wins and a draw, including his Round 4 win against Wesley So.Replay »

Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 Game Results

Round 4

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Nakamura, Hikaru1-0Bacrot, Etienne
2Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar1-0Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
3So, Wesley0-1Carlsen, Magnus
4Karjakin, Sergey½-½Caruana, Fabiano
5Topalov, Veselin0-1Grischuk, Alexander
 

Here’s the ranking after Round 6 »

Carlsen and So lead Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 after Round 3 Rapid

The first stop of the Grand Chess Tour 2017, the Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017, kicked off with three rapid games in one day.

The Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 is composed of 9 rounds of Rapid Chess, with the time control of 25 minutes for each player for the whole game plus 10 seconds delay per move, and 18 rounds of Blitz Chess, with the time control of 5 minutes for each player for the whole game plus 3 seconds delay for each move.

Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 Rounds 1 to 3 Results

RoundWhiteResultsBlack
1.1Nakamura, Hikaru½-½Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
1.2Grischuk, Alexander½-½Carlsen, Magnus
1.3Karjakin, Sergey½-½Topalov, Veselin
1.4Bacrot, Etienne0-1Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
1.5Caruana, Fabiano0-1So, Wesley
2.1So, Wesley1-0Bacrot, Etienne
2.2Nakamura, Hikaru½-½Karjakin, Sergey
2.3Topalov, Veselin1-0Caruana, Fabiano
2.4Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar0-1Carlsen, Magnus
2.5Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime½-½Grischuk, Alexander
3.1Carlsen, Magnus1-0Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
3.2Grischuk, Alexander½-½So, Wesley
3.3Karjakin, Sergey0-1Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
3.4Bacrot, Etienne½-½Topalov, Veselin
3.5Caruana, Fabiano0-1Nakamura, Hikaru
 

Check out the ranking after Day 1 Rapid »

May 2017 FIDE Ratings Update

In this month’s FIDE ratings update, Vladimir Kramnik is back at No. 3 and Levon Aronian at No. 6.

FIDE Ratings Top 20 – May 2017

RankNameTitleCountryRatingGamesB-Year
1Carlsen, Magnus g NOR2832 7 1990
2So, Wesley g USA2815 11 1993
3Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS2811 0 1975
4Caruana, Fabiano g USA2802 18 1992
5Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA2795 7 1990
6Aronian, Levon g ARM2789 7 1982
7Nakamura, Hikaru g USA2786 11 1987
8Anand, Viswanathan g IND2786 0 1969
9Giri, Anish g NED2785 20 1994
10Karjakin, Sergey g RUS2783 0 1990
11Ding, Liren g CHN2773 14 1992
12Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE2772 0 1985
13Svidler, Peter g RUS2755 10 1976
14Eljanov, Pavel g UKR2755 2 1983
15Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS2751 0 1990
16Harikrishna, P. g IND2750 10 1986
17Grischuk, Alexander g RUS2750 0 1983
18Adams, Michael g ENG2747 12 1971
19Yu, Yangyi g CHN2743 14 1994
20Topalov, Veselin g BUL2741 0 1975
 

Check out the complete Top 100 list for May 2017.

Mamedyarov Wins Shamkir Chess 2017

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov successfully defended his title as he won the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial — Shamkir Chess 2017. This happened despite having lost the Round 8 game against Radoslaw Wojtaszek.

Wesley So wasn’t able to catch up as he drew both his Round 8 and 9 games.

Round 8 Results

Karjakin, Sergey – Eljanov, Pavel 1-0
Kramnik, Vladimir – Adams, Michael 1-0
So, Wesley – Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Topalov, Veselin – Harikrishna, P. ½-½
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0

Round 9 Results

Adams, Michael – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½
Eljanov, Pavel – Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1
Harikrishna, P. – So, Wesley ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Topalov, Veselin ½-½
Radjabov, Teimour – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

Check out the Final Ranking »

Topalov, So and Mamedyarov win in Round 6 Shamkir Chess 2017

It was an action-packed Round 6 of the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2017, as 3 of the 5 games were decisive.

It’s now two-in-a-row for Wesley So, after a slow start in this tournament, as he won this round again, this time against Sergey Karjakin.

Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 6 Results

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Topalov, Veselin1-0Eljanov, Pavel
2So, Wesley1-0Karjakin, Sergey
3Adams, Michael½-½Harikrishna, Pentala
4Wojtaszek, Radoslaw½-½Radjabov, Teimour
5Kramnik, Vladimir0-1Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

Check out the ranking after Round 6 »

Wesley So Beats Kramnik in Round 5 Shamkir Chess 2017

Wesley So won his Round 5 game against the former World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik, in the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2017. As such, So reclaimed the 2nd place in the live ratings ranking:

Meanwhile, Sergey Karjakin also won in this round against another former FIDE World Champion, Veselin Topalov.

Results and Ranking after Round 5 »

Kramnik wins in Round 4 Shamkir Chess 2017

Vladimir Kramnik won his game against Pentala Harikrishna in Round 4 of 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial — Shamkir Chess 2017. The rest of the match-ups were drawn.Replay »

Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 4 Results

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar½-½Radjabov, Teimour
2Adams, Michael½-½Eljanov, Pavel
3Topalov, Veselin½-½So, Wesley
4Kramnik, Vladimir1-0Harikrishna, Pentala
5Wojtaszek, Radoslaw½-½Karjakin, Sergey
 

Thus, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov still leads at the end of Round 4, with 5 more rounds to go: Ranking after Round 4 »