Dmitry Jakovenko wins FIDE Palma Grand Prix

The world’s best chess players came together in Bellver Castle to play the final leg of the FIDE 2017 World Chess Grand Prix Palma de Mallorca – a prestigious qualifier for the World Chess Candidates Tournament. Palma de Mallorca witnessed 9 days of intense chess battles, which has finally determined the two winners of the series – participants of the World Chess Championship semi-final.

The Venue

After a win against Vachier-Lagrave Maxime in the final round, GM Jakovenko Dmitry won the tournament. One of the strongest players, Aronian Levon, who had won the World Cup, finished second

GM Jakovenko Dmitry

Azeri grandmaster Teimour Radjabov winner of the 2017  Geneva Grand Prix had to be content with the 3rd spot.

India’s Harikrishna Pentala drew eights games and scored a point in his 4th round game against GM Vallejo Pons Francisco.



Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3 Rp K rtg+/-
1 10 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2721 5,5 0,5 2,0 2748 2823 10 12,7
2 1 GM Aronian Levon ARM 2801 5,5 0,5 2,0 2742 2821 10 2,6
3 8 GM Radjabov Teimour AZE 2741 5,0 0,0 3,0 2723 2764 10 2,6
4 15 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2692 5,0 0,0 2,0 2720 2762 10 8,3
5 14 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2702 5,0 0,0 1,0 2755 2791 10 10,8
6 3 GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2780 5,0 0,0 1,0 2749 2792 10 1,2
7 5 GM Svidler Peter RUS 2763 5,0 0,0 1,0 2745 2782 10 2,1
8 4 GM Ding Liren CHN 2774 5,0 0,0 1,0 2729 2771 10 -0,7
9 9 GM Harikrishna P. IND 2738 5,0 0,0 1,0 2728 2767 10 3,2
10 16 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2683 4,5 0,0 2,0 2740 2734 10 6,2
11 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2796 4,5 0,0 1,0 2741 2741 10 -6,8
12 12 GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2707 4,5 0,0 1,0 2729 2724 10 2,2
13 7 GM Li Chao B CHN 2741 4,0 1,5 1,0 2700 2656 10 -10,2
14 13 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2705 4,0 1,0 1,0 2727 2679 10 -2,8
15 6 GM Giri Anish NED 2762 4,0 0,5 1,0 2739 2693 10 -8,3
16 17 GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2651 3,5 0,0 0,0 2725 2640 10 -1,5
17 11 GM Gelfand Boris ISR 2719 3,0 0,5 1,0 2703 2580 10 -16,7
18 18 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2629 3,0 0,5 0,0 2712 2586 10 -4,9

The final leg of Grand Prix Series is over.  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) and Alexander Grischuk (Russia) seized the bearths of  forthcoming Candidates Championship thanks to their overall score in the series.

# Name Rating Sharjah Moscow Geneva Palma de M. Overall
1 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Azerbaijan GM 2799 140 140 60 0 340
2 Alexander Grischuk Russia GM 2782 140 71.4 125 0 336.4

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