Ding Liren will face Wesley So in the semifinal. In the meantime, Aronian will face the winner of the Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Svidler playoff.
The two finalist will automatically earn spots in the Candidates Tournament for a chance to challenge Magnus Carlsen.
|Round 5 Match 01|
|Svidler Peter (RUS)||½||½||1|
|Vachier-Lagrave Maxime (FRA)||½||½||1|
|Round 5 Match 02|
|Fedoseev Vladimir (RUS)||½||0||0.5|
|So Wesley (USA)||½||1||1.5|
|Round 5 Match 03|
|Rapport Richard (HUN)||½||0||0.5|
|Ding Liren (CHN)||½||1||1.5|
|Round 5 Match 04|
|Aronian Levon (ARM)||1||½||1.5|
|Ivanchuk Vassily (UKR)||0||½||0.5|
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