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
It was an action-packed Round 6 of the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2017, as 3 of the 5 games were decisive.
Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 6 Results
|1||Topalov, Veselin||1-0||Eljanov, Pavel|
|2||So, Wesley||1-0||Karjakin, Sergey|
|3||Adams, Michael||½-½||Harikrishna, Pentala|
|4||Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||½-½||Radjabov, Teimour|
|5||Kramnik, Vladimir||0-1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|
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:
Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 4 Results
Thus, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov still leads at the end of Round 4, with 5 more rounds to go:
Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 3 Results
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Shamkir Chess 2017 Ranking After Round 3
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Shamkir Chess 2017 Rounds 1 and 2 Results
|Round 1 (April 21, 2017)|
|Eljanov, Pavel||1-0||Radjabov, Teimour|
|Topalov, Veselin||½-½||Adams, Michael|
|Karjakin, Sergey||½-½||Harikrishna, Pentala|
|So, Wesley||0-1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|
|Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||½-½||Kramnik, Vladimir|
|Round 2 (April 22, 2017)|
|Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||½-½||Karjakin, Sergey|
|Adams, Michael||½-½||So, Wesley|
|Kramnik, Vladimir||½-½||Radjabov, Teimour|
|Harikrishna, Pentala||0-1||Eljanov, Pavel|
|Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||0-1||Topalov, Veselin|
Shamkir Chess 2017 Ranking After Round 2
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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
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.