Shahriyar Mammadyarov ranks third at Sharjah Grand Prix

Baku, February 28, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov has finished third at the FIDE World Sharjah Grand Prix.

French Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Russian Alexander Grischuk played a relatively short draw, and Shahriyar Mammadyarov used the opportunity to defeat Hou Yifan and join them on the shared first place.

The final ranking was decided by the first tie-break criteria - mutual result. Grischuk scored best due to win against Mammadyarov and is awarded the winner's trophy. Vachier-Lagrave ranked second followed by Mammadyarov.

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