2017

FIDE World Chess

Grand Prix

November 16-25

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

FIDE World Chess Championship Cycle
2017—2018
Grand Prix Series 2017
Sharjah, UAE
February 2017
Moscow, Russia
May 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
July 2017
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
November 2017
Candidates Tournament
Berlin, Germany
March 2018
World Chess Championship 2018
November 2018

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News

Teimur Rajabov Wins the Geneva Grand Prix!
JULY 15 Teimur Rajabov Wins the Geneva Grand Prix!

Teimur Rajabov won again, joining his compatriot Shakhriyar Mamedyarov as one of the leaders of the Series.

Grischuk joins Radjabov at the top
JULY 11 Grischuk joins Radjabov at the top

In the fifth round of Geneva Grand Prix Alexander Grischuk scored a win against Pavel Eljanov and caught up with Teimour Radjabov on the top of the scorecard.

Rajabov Still in the Lead in Geneva Grand Prix
JULY 10 Rajabov Still in the Lead in Geneva Grand Prix

Teimur Rajabov remains in the lead after four rounds of play in the Geneva Grand Prix and as many as six players follow him at short distance of half a point behind.

Rajabov Takes the Lead in Geneva Grand Prix
JULY 8 Rajabov Takes the Lead in Geneva Grand Prix

Five decisive games in the second round of the Geneva Grand Prix as the battle intensifies.

Four decisive games in Round 1 of Geneva Grand Prix
JULY 6 Four decisive games in Round 1 of Geneva Grand Prix

The third tournament of the Grand Prix Series is likely to have more decisive games than usual as grandmasters fight for their place in the Candidates Tournament.

World Chess Grand Prix Opens in Geneva with a Black-tie Gala
JULY 6 World Chess Grand Prix Opens in Geneva with a Black-tie Gala

World’s best chess players, bankers, diplomats, watchmakers and businessmen came together to celebrate the opening of the FIDE World Chess Geneva Grand Prix at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Grand Prix

The 2017 FIDE World Chess Grand Prix is a series of four chess tournaments that form part of the qualification cycle for the 2018 World Chess Championship. The top two finishers will qualify for the 2018 Candidates Tournament.

Palme de Mallorca Grand Prix (November 16–25, 2017) is the third leg of the series.


There are four tournaments in the cycle. 24 players in total were selected to compete in the tournaments, and each player will compete in three of the four legs of the series.


Every tournament is an 18-player, nine-round Swiss system type. In each round, players will score 1 full point for a win, half a point for a draw, and zero for a loss. Grand Prix points will then be allocated according to each player's standing in the tournament.


The Grand Prix consists of 24 players. Two players qualified as finalists of the 2016 World Chess Championship; four players qualified from making the semi finals of the 2015 Chess World Cup; eight players will qualify based on rating; one player will qualify from participation in the Association of Chess Professionals; and finally nine players rated at no less than 2700 will be nominated by Agon and FIDE. The total prize money is €130,000 per single Grand Prix, or €520,000 for the total Grand Prix series. This money is allocated based on ranking in each individual tournament. The series is part of the 2017-2018 World Chess Championship cycle.


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Schedule

November 2017

  • Thursday
    16
    Round 1
  • Friday
    17
    Round 2
  • Saturday
    18
    Round 3
  • Sunday
    19
    Round 4
  • Monday
    20
    Round 5
  • Tuesday
    21
    Rest Day
  • Wednesday
    22
    Round 6
  • Thursday
    23
    Round 7
  • Friday
    24
    Round 8
  • Saturday
    25
    Round 9
  • * All games start at 2 p.m. (CET)

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Partners

The Official Partners of the World Chess Palma de Mallorca Grand Prix 2017:

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The official media partners of the World Chess Championship 2017:

TASS — General Media Partner

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Established in 1904, TASS is a Russian government-run news agency and an integral part of the global media network.

The news agency employs more than 1,000 staff members at its 60 foreign and 70 domestic offices that keep TASS’ on-line operations functioning round-the-clock. TASS provides a diversified range of news, audio-visual products and services, which cover social, political, economic, international, scientific, cultural, sports and other affairs in Russian and English.

Its vast reference database and unique photo archive make it possible to couple any piece of news with images and in-depth historical background in the blink of an eye.

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The news wire distributes its products by subscription among Russian and foreign mass media, federal and regional governmental agencies, diplomatic missions, business and financial circles, non-governmental organizations and many other clients.

TASS is a pro-active and influential member of global and regional media organizations and maintains partnerships with more than 60 news agencies worldwide.

Gazeta.ru — Official Media Partner

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Pairings

Round:
# Name Result Rating Pts.
PointsPlayers
# Name Rating Sharjah Moscow Geneva Palma de M. Overall

Schedule

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

November    
Thursday 16 Round 1 — 14:00
Friday 17 Round 2 — 14:00
Saturday 18 Round 3 — 14:00
Sunday 19 Round 4 — 14:00
Monday 20 Round 5 — 14:00
Tuesday 21 Rest Day
Wednesday 22 Round 6 — 14:00
Thursday 23 Round 7 — 14:00
Friday 24 Round 8 — 14:00
Saturday 25 Round 9 — 14:00