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
|1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||½-½||Radjabov, Teimour|
|2||Adams, Michael||½-½||Eljanov, Pavel|
|3||Topalov, Veselin||½-½||So, Wesley|
|4||Kramnik, Vladimir||1-0||Harikrishna, Pentala|
|5||Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||½-½||Karjakin, Sergey|
Thus, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov still leads at the end of Round 4, with 5 more rounds to go: Ranking after Round 4 »
The defending champion, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, defeated Pavel Eljanov in Round 3 of the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2017, to take solo lead after the round with 2.5 points.
Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 3 Results
|1||Topalov, Veselin||½-½||Kramnik, Vladimir|
|2||Eljanov, Pavel||0-1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|
|3||Karjakin, Sergey||0-1||Adams, Michael|
|4||So, Wesley||½-½||Wojtaszek, Radoslaw|
|5||Radjabov, Teimour||½-½||Harikrishna, Pentala|
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Shamkir Chess 2017 Ranking After Round 3
|1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||AZE||2772|| 2.5 || 3.50 |
|2||Topalov, Veselin||BUL||2741|| 2.0 || 2.75 |
|Adams, Michael||ENG||2761|| 2.0 || 2.50 |
|Eljanov, Pavel||UKR||2751|| 2.0 || 2.00 |
|5||Kramnik, Vladimir||RUS||2811|| 1.5 || 2.00 |
|6||Karjakin, Sergey||RUS||2783|| 1.0 || 1.75 |
|So, Wesley||USA||2822|| 1.0 || 1.50 |
|Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||POL||2745|| 1.0 || 1.25 |
|Radjabov, Teimour||AZE||2710|| 1.0 || 1.25 |
|Harikrishna, Pentala||IND||2755|| 1.0 || 1.00 |
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GM Wesley So is now officially the No. 2 chess player in the world, in the March 2017 FIDE Ratings list, up one notch from last month’s.
Moreover, it should be noted that this is the first time that there are 5 2800+ players in the list, after MVL made a comeback to the 2800-club.
FIDE Top 20 — March 2017
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Following his outstanding performance in Tata Steel Masters 2017, Wesley So is now the world’s number 3 in the official FIDE Ratings List, with a rating of 2822.
Despite the Live Ratings indicating So as now No. 2 after Fabiano Caruana dropped some ELO points to today’s 2820, Caruana’s sub-optimal performance from Gibraltar are not yet in for the official tally.
Levon Aronian gained some ELO points as well from Tata Steel, to settle for 7th to 8th place, with a rating of 2785.
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This is Wesley So‘s 56th game without a loss. His last loss was in Round 4 of Bilbao Masters Final 2016 against the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, where he finished fourth. Moreover, this is his third super-tournament title in a row, following the Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic.
Wesley So, playing as black, won his final round game against Ian Nepomniachtchi. This win enabled So to secure the Tata Steel Masters 2017 title, his first for Tata Steel, with a clear point ahead of the runner-up, Magnus Carlsen.
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This win also enabled So to rank second in the Live Ratings, after Fabiano Caruana lost to Nigel Short in Round 6 in Gibraltar, just 16 ELO points behind the World Champion:
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The game between Wesley So vs. Wei Yi in the penultimate Round 12 of Tata Steel Masters 2017 ended in a draw. Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian won against Pavel Eljanov and Loek Van Wely, respectively. Replay Round 12 games below:Replay »
Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 12 Results
|1||So, Wesley||½-½||Wei, Yi
|2||Aronian, Levon||1-0||Van Wely, Loek
|3||Adhiban, Baskaran||½-½||Giri, Anish
|4||Karjakin, Sergey||½-½||Nepomniachtchi, Ian
|5||Eljanov, Pavel||0-1||Carlsen, Magnus
|6||Harikrishna, Pentala||½-½||Rapport, Richard
|7||Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||½-½||Andreikin, Dmitry
Thus, at the end of Round 12, with one final round to go, Wesley So still leads, by a half point, followed by Carlsen, Aronian, and Wei Yi, tied in second place:
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Wei Yi wins his Round 11 game against Sergey Karjakin in Tata Steel Masters 2017, and inches closer to Wesley So. He’s currently at clear second place.
This tournament is definitely getting more interesting in the next round, as Wesley So is set to meet Wei Yi.
Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 11 Results
|1||Wei, Yi||1-0||Karjakin, Sergey
|2||Carlsen, Magnus||½-½||Adhiban, Baskaran
|3||Giri, Anish||½-½||Harikrishna, Pentala
|4||Andreikin, Dmitry||½-½||So, Wesley
|5||Nepomniachtchi, Ian||½-½||Eljanov, Pavel
|6||Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||½-½||Aronian, Levon
|7||Rapport, Richard||½-½||Van Wely, Loek
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Tata Steel Masters 2017 Ranking after Round 11
|14||Van Wely, Loek||2.5||12.25
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