Today, the fourth stage of the Grand Prix of FIDE kicks off in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
According to yesterday’s sortition, our GM Levon Aronian, with black figures, will compete with Russian Dmitry Yakovenko in the first round. Here are the remaining pairs:
Maxim Vachier-Lagrave (France) – Boris Gelfand (Israel)
Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) – Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
Dean Lizhen (China) – Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain)
Peter Svidler (Russia) – Evgeny Tomashevsky (Russia)
Anish Giri (Netherlands) – Richard Report (Hungary)
Li Chao (China) – Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia)
Teymur Radzhabov (Azerbaijan) – Alexander Ryazantsev (Russia)
Jon Ludwig Hamer (Norway) – Pentala Harikrishna (India).
Games will be conducted according to the Swiss system, …read more