Viswanathan Anand was Knocked out in Round 2 of World Cup 2017 along with other top 20 Indian seed Harikrishna, while Vidit Gujrathi and Sethuraman reached Round 3 at Tbilisi, Georgia, where the Chess World Cup is hosted from 2 to 27 September 2017. The top two finishers in the tournament will qualify for World Chess Championship 2018.
43rd seed Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
Round 1 def 86th seed Neuri Delgado Ramirez (Paraguay) in Tie break
Round 2 def 22nd seed Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) 2.5-1.5
Round 3 vs 11th seed Ding Liren (China)
84th seed SP Sethuraman
Round 1 def 45th seed Ruslan (Ukraine)
Round 2 def 20th seed Pentala Harikrishna 2.5-1.5
Round 3 vs 13th seed Anish Giri (Netherlands)
Lost in Round 2
10th seed Viswanathan Anand defeated Li Tian in Round 1 but lost Round 2 against 74th seed Anton Kovalyov from Canada 0.5-1.5.
50th seed Baskaran Adhiban lost to 15th seed Ian from Russia 1.5-2.5.