The FIDE Grand Prix 2017 is spread between 4 events between February and November. Namely: Sharjah (Feb. 17-28), Moscow (May 11-22), Geneva (July 5-16), Palma de Mallorca (Nov 15-26). Players: Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexander Riazantsev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Ding Liren, Li Chao, Hou (replaced Wei Yi), Anish Giri, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Pavel Eljanov, Pentala Harikrishna, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teymur Radjabov, Boris Gelfand, Michael Adams, Richard Rapport, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Salem Saleh. The top 2 finishers in the event will qualify for the 2018 World Championship Candidates Tournament.
Round four of the FIDE Grand Prix in Sharjah, was played on February 21st. It saw Shakhriyar Mamedyarov winning against Michael Adams to join Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead. Chao Li also won in this round, taking a point from Evgeny Tomashevsky, after the Russian got himself into a bit […check it out!]