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.)