FIDE World Cup 2017 Semi Finals

From 128 players, now we’re down to just 4: Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So and Ding Liren.

Big names that were not able to make it to the Final Four include Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karjakin and Anish Giri.

Remember, the winners (2) of the Semi-Final round are secured a spot in next year’s Candidates tournament.


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  1. Ding remains the top Chinese player, very seasoned and enjoys top level coaching. So will play not only against a person but against a machine with seconds looking for minutest details to obtain any type of advantage. In their recent matchup Ding won against So in an exhibition in China. May the best man win; I pray it will be WS. Mabuhay.

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