Closing Ceremony of the FIDE World Cup 2017

The closing ceremony took place in the Biltmore Hotel in Tbilisi on 27th of September 2017. The players and guests were greeted by the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia Tariel Khechikashvili, the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the President of Georgian Chess Federation Giorgi Giorgadze, the former Women’s World Chess Champion Nona Gaprindashvili [...]

Both matches are tied after two games of the semifinal

In the return game of the semifinal clash Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave agreed for a draw after 19 moves and extended the match to the tie-break. Playing White Ding Liren got better position out of the opening against Wesley So. After queens exchange the Chinese Grandmaster slowly tried to increase the advantage but his [...]