04 October 2017

2017 World Cup Results

I added crosstables for all seven rounds to my page on the 2017 World Cup. For the first time, I had considerable trouble to watch the games live. I'm not sure if it was the transmission service itself or something closer to home, but the signal for the live stream often dropped out.

Much of the interest in the event seemed to be for the two places in next year's Candidates tournament. Once that had been determined in the semi-final round, attention shifted to the Isle of Man Open, which overlapped the final round of the World Cup.

Congratulations to GM Aronian for his second victory in this very tough event; his first win was at the 2005 World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk, which was the first of FIDE's World Cups. Congratulations to GM Ding Liren for his qualification into the Candidates tournament.

Still to do: Add the PGN game scores and add the names of the 128 players to the Index of Players.

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