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Live Games from World Cup 2017

by Sagar Shah - 29/09/2017

It's the final day of World Cup 2017. Ding Liren and Levon Aronian are tied at 2-2 after four games of Classical chess. The finals now goes into tiebreaks. We will witness some edge of the seat action and we have set up the live games page over here for you to follow the games along with grandmaster commentary by Evgeny Miroschnichenko and Keti Tsatsalashvili. Who do you think will win the World Cup 2017? We have a poll within the article. Action begins at 16.30 hours IST

Games begin at 16.30 hours IST (3 p.m. local time). Live Commentary by GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko and WGM Qeti Tsatsalashvili.

Live Commentary:


Live Games

Replay games


The games begin at 15.00 hours local time, which is 16.30 hours IST.

Date TimeEventLocation
2 SeptemberSaturday16.00.Opening CeremonyFunicular Restaurant
  18.00.Technical MeetingFunicular Restaurant
3 SeptemberSunday15.00.Round 1-Game 1Hualing Hotel
4 SeptemberMonday15.00.Round 1-Game 2Hualing Hotel
5 SeptemberTuesday15.00.TiebreaksHualing Hotel
6 SeptemberWednesday15.00.Round 2-Game 1Hualing Hotel
7 SeptemberThursday15.00.Round 2-Game 2Hualing Hotel
8 SeptemberFriday15.00.TiebreaksHualing Hotel
9 SeptemberSaturday15.00.Round 3-Game 1Hualing Hotel
10 SeptemberSunday15.00.Round 3-Game 2Hualing Hotel
11 SeptemberMonday15.00.TiebreaksHualing Hotel
12 SeptemberTuesday15.00.Round 4-Game 1Hualing Hotel
13 SeptemberWednesday15.00.Round 4-Game 2Hualing Hotel
14 SeptemberThursday15.00.TiebreaksHualing Hotel
15 SeptemberFriday15.00.Round 5-Game 1Hualing Hotel
16 SeptemberSaturday15.00.Round 5-Game 2Hualing Hotel
17 SeptemberSunday15.00.TiebreaksHualing Hotel
18 SeptemberMonday Free Day 
19 SeptemberTuesday15.00.Semifinal-Game 1Hualing Hotel
20 SeptemberWednesday15.00.Semifinal-Game 2Hualing Hotel
21 SeptemberThursday15.00.TiebreaksHualing Hotel
22 SeptemberFriday Free Day 
23 SeptemberSaturday15.00.Final-Game 1Biltmore Hotel, Amphitheatre
24 SeptemberSunday15.00.Final-Game 2Biltmore Hotel, Amphitheatre
25 SeptemberMonday15.00.Final-Game 3Biltmore Hotel, Amphitheatre
26 SeptemberTuesday15.00.Final-Game 4Biltmore Hotel, Amphitheatre
27 SeptemberWednesday15.00.TiebreaksBiltmore Hotel, Amphitheatre
  19.30.Closing CeremonyTbilisi City Assembly

Time control:

Two games of 90 minutes for 40 moves and additional 30 minutes after that with 30 seconds increment for the game.

If the mini match ends in a draw, the tiebreaks will be held on the third day in the following format:

1) 2 games of 25'+10"

2) 2 games of 10'+10"

3) 2 games of 5'+3"

4) Armageddon with five minutes to white player and four for the black with no increment until move 60. Three second increment after that. White must win the game to qualify, while draw favours black.

ChessBase India coverage of World Cup 2017:

Pairings for World Cup 2017 released

The FIDE World Cup 2017: The super seven Indians

Time to unleash the beast mode

1.1 Vishy Anand is the sole winner for India

1.2 Three Indians qualify to round two

1.3 Harikrishna and Adhiban weave their magic

2.1 Vidit's venomous Vietnamese victory

2.2 Vidit gives Anand to Indian fans

2.3 Sethuraman beats Harikrishna

3.1 Vidit misses his chance against Ding


ChessBase International coverage:

Magnus Carlsen plays in World Cup 2017

The most interesting match-ups for World Cup 2017

World Cup 2017: A glorious Opening ceremony

1.1 35 decisive games

1.2 Eljanov out, 22 tiebreaks

1.3 Nail biting chess and true sportsmanship

2.1 Magnus Carlsen having fun in Tbilisi

2.2 Anand and Karjakin knocked out

2.3 Ten 2700+ players knocked out

3.1 Can Magnus Carlsen save himself

3.2 World no. 35 eliminates world no. 1

Round 3.3: Caruana bows out

Round 7.3: A mouth watering clash awaits us

Round 7.2: Aronian's masterful technique falls short

Round 7.1: Ding Liren's immaculate opening preparation

Round 6.3: And then there were two!

Round 6.2: Ding Liren returns he favour

Round 6.1: Why didn't So sacrifice an exchange?

Round 5.3: Nasty 21...Kc7!! seals Svidler's fate

Round 5.2: Aronian, So, Ding are in the semi-finals

Round 5.1: Flawless Aronian crushes Chucky 

Round 4.3: MVL's Narikala against GrischukRound

4.2: Aronian and Ivanchuk set up round five clash!

The road to the Candidates 2018

Round 4.1: Ivanchuk is Ivanchuk!

Firstpost articles:

FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna lead Indian charge at prestigious event

1.2 P Harikrishna bounces back in style to level score, Viswanathan Anand moves into Round 2

1.3 Pentala Harikrishna, B Adhiban ace the tie-breakers to ease into second round

2.1 Viswanathan Anand hurt by tactical error, P Harikrishna on back foot after drab draw

2.2 Viswanathan Anand suffers earliest exit in a knockout event, but Vidit Gujrathi on track

2.3 SP Sethuraman's technical skills too good for P Harikrishna; B Adhiban suffers defeat

3.1 Vidit Gujrathi settles for a draw after a tactical error, Sethu solid against Giri

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