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17 May 2017

FIDE 2017 Moscow Grand Prix R5

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov  and Ding Liren  played a very brief draw in Round 5 of the Moscow Grand Prix. That preserved their position in the tournament and they remain co-leaders, each now has 3.5 points.

There were three other games that were decisive. Alexander Grischuk beat Hou Yifan , Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Salem Saleh , and Pentala Harikrishna defeated Michael Adams o.
The wins by Grischuk and Vachier-Lagrave moved them into a tie for third place with Peter Svidler and Teimour Radjabov, who faced each other and drew. All four players have 3 points apiece.

Round 6 of the nine-round tournament is Wednesday.

The Moscow Grand Prix is the second in a series of four tournaments. The top two finishers will qualify for the Candidates tournament next year to select a challenger for the World Championship.

Twenty-four of the top players in the world are competing in the Grand Prix, with 18 playing in each tournament. (Each player competes in three of the four competitions.)