Azerbaijani GM Shahriyar Mammadyarov has progressed to the final of the FIDE Grand Prix 2019 in Riga, Latvia.
He qualified after beating Wesley So of the United States in the semifinal.
2019 FIDE Grand Prix series consists of four knockout tournaments, each with 16 players who play two classical games per round and, if needed, a tiebreak on the third day.
This is the second Grand Prix tournament, following the Moscow Grand Prix. Ian Nepomniachtchi won the first Grand Prix tournament.
Each of the four tournaments has a prize fund of 130,000 euros ($145,510). Prizes for the overall standings in the series total 280,000 euros ($313,405), making the total prize fund of the series 800,000 euros ($895,444).