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16 February 2017

Levon Aronian to participate in FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah leg

The new Grand Prix series consists of four legs (to be held in Sharjah, Moscow, Geneva and Palma de Mallorca) and will deliver two players for next year’s Candidates’ Tournament.

This week chess journalist and World Chess correspondent Dylan McClain shared with Chess.com the names of the six players who are not going to be in Sharjah: Anish Giri, Pentala Harikrishna, Peter Svidler, Ernesto Inarkiev, Boris Gelfand, and Teimour Radjabov.

This automatically leads to the following list of participants

2017 Sharjah GP Participants

1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2796
2 Levon Aronian 2785
3 Hikaru Nakamura 2785
4 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2766
5 Ding Liren 2760
6 Pavel Eljanov 2759
7 Michael Adams 2751
8 Ian Nepomniachtchi 2749
9 Alexander Grischuk 2742
10 Li Chao 2720
11 Evgeny Tomashevsky 2711
12 Dmitry Jakovenko 2709
13 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2709
14 Richard Rapport  2692
15 Alexander Riazantsev 2671
16 Salem Saleh 2656
17 Hou Yifan 2651
18 Jon Ludvig Hammer 2628