"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.