Ilyumzhinov awards the winner of the Moscow Grand Prix stage

On May 21, games of the final ninth round of the second stage of the FIDE Grand Prix were played in Moscow. The winner of the prestigious competition was Chinese grandmaster Ding Liren, who scored 6 points.

At the awarding ceremony, the President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and PhosAgro Deputy General Director for relations with state bodies Valery Fyodorov delivered welcoming speeches.

"I would like to thank all chess players, who played and tried to make fewer draws. Moscow is rightfully the centre of development and popularization of chess. I would like to thank the organizers for the excellent tournament," Ilyumzhinov said.
Further, head of FIDE presented awards to Ding Liren and Azerbaijani Shahriyar Mamedyarov, who took second place. Also, both prizewinners were presented with gifts from the tournament partner S. T. Dupont.