World Chess Grand Prix Palma de Mallorca

World Chess Grand Prix Palma de Mallorca:

The world’s best chess players and chess establishment came together in Bellver Castle to celebrate the opening of the final leg of the FIDE 2017 World Chess Grand Prix Palma de Mallorca – a prestigious qualifier for the World Chess Candidates Tournament.

 

In the drawing of colours, the top player of the tournament according to the FIDE rating Levon Aronian chose black pieces for the first round. The pairings are the following: Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia) –  Levon Aronian (Armenia), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) – Boris Gelfand (Israel), Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) – Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Ding Liren (China) – Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain), Evgeny Tomashevsky (Russia) – Peter Svidler (Russia), Anish Giri (Netherlands) – Richard Rapport (Hungary), Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia) – Li Chao (China), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) – Alexander Riazantsev (Russia), Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway) – Harikrishna Pentala (India).
The Palma Grand Prix is supported by Official Partner EG Capital Advisors, an international asset management company, Kaspersky Lab, World Chess and FIDE Official Cybersecurity Partner, S.T. Dupont, Official Writing Instrument, and Isklar, Official Water.

 

Vachier-Lagrave – Gelfand

 

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 d5 9. exd5 Na5 10. O-O Nxb3 11. Nxb3 b6 12. d6 e6 13. Qf3 Rb8 14. Rfd1 Bb7 15. Qh3 Rc8 16. Bd4 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Rac1 b5 20. Qg3 Qf6 21. Nd4 b4 22. c4 bxc3 23. Rxc3 Rxc3 24. bxc3 Rd8 25. h4 e5 26. Nf5+ Qxf5 27. Rxd5 Qe4 28. c4 f6 29. Qc3 Qb1+ 30. Kh2 Qxa2 31. Rd2 Qa4 32. g3 Qc6 33. c5 Rd7 34. Qc4 1-0

 

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