The Paris Grand Chess Tour is the 2nd of 5 stages of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, in which 9 of the world’s best players and wild cards will play for a total prize fund of … "(...) I was really happy the last game the way it went. The 2018 YNM Leuven Rapid & Blitz tournament will be the first stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. Left-right: Michael Khodarkovsky Malcolm Pein, Alejandro Ramirez and Hikaru Nakamura. The 6th Sinquefield Cup was the fourth leg on the Grand Chess Tour 2018; Carlsen, Caruana and Aronian tied for first, all with 5½ points out of 9 (+2−0=7). Fabiano Caruana came in third as he defeated Levon Aronian in their match. We ship World Chess Hall of Fame souvenirs, Grand Chess Tour merchandise, and gifts. New faces include Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk and Shakriyar Mamedyarov none of whom participated in the 2017 edition. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Az előző évi Grand Chess Tour versenysorozathoz képest a formátum némileg változott. 61 talking about this. 2017 saw World Champion Magnus Carlsen ease to a comfortable victory but there will definitely be a new champion this year as Magnus is not returning to defend his title. Gawain Jones won the British Knockout championship convincingly. London Chess Classic: Jones Scores With Bishop Sac, London Grand Chess Tour Finals Start With Draws, MVL, Nakamura To Play London Grand Chess Tour Final, London Grand Chess Tour Semis To Be Decided Tomorrow, London Grand Chess Tour Takes Off With Fighting Draws, Caruana Back In Action For 4-Man London Chess Classic (Preview), Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Firouzja, Van Foreest Strike, Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Grandelius Beats MVL To Reclaim 1st Place. This $150,000 event will feature all nine of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour players as well as GM Leinier Dominguez as the wildcard pick. "Fortunately I was able to hold and then in the last game I found this little idea before the game. Nakamura then got a promising endgame in the second rapid game, using a specially prepared sideline against his opponent's Gruenfeld. Wesley So had the white pieces against leader Magnus Carlsen and decided to use a safety-first approach which resulted in a 36-move tie. Final 2018 GCT Participants and Playing Schedules (for Paris and Leuven) The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is pleased to release the names of the nine (9) players that have signed full GCT Tour contracts for the 2018 GCT Tour. ", But Caruana bounced back, and won a complicated endgame with the black pieces. Shortly after winning the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, Nakamura clinched another title thanks to his amazing blitz skills. Hikaru Nakamura held Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to a draw from the white side of a Grünfeld Defence, after the Frenchman won a pawn but could not convert it in the endgame. There he beat Vladimir Kramnik and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in consecutive rounds to finish 6th out of 14 players, just half a point behind his countryman Vishy Anand and a tie for 3rd place. It's tough to get a full house on a Monday. Lote 132752062 Q Boutique is the official online retailer of the Saint Louis Chess Campus. ", He added that it's especially hard to beat Nakamura in blitz: "It's his speciality and it's where he plays his best chess.". In addition to tour points the prize fund is $300,000, with $75,000 for 1st place. The 2018 GCT event dates and tour point regulations have also now been finalized and are detailed below. The Paris Grand Chess Tour is the 2nd of 5 stages of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, in which 9 of the world’s best players and wild cards will play for a total prize fund of $1.2 million. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is pleased to announce the list of players that have been invited to participate as full tour participants for the 2018 GCT. For the fourth year, the Grand Chess Tour lands in Paris. A win against Levon is always an accomplishment so I am very proud of that. More heavy theory in the Giuoco Pianissimo. The second classical games of the GCT resulted in two more draws, which leave the scores tied before the decisive rapid and blitz rounds. This rapid and blitz tournament is the third stop on the 2019 Tour. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Paris Grand Chess Tour on Thursday, while the 49-year-old Vishy Anand reached an excellent second place. I would want to be in the final but Hikaru deservedly won both matches.". Aronian decided to test his opponent's world-championship preparation, and played the main move 11.Nd2 against 10...Rd8 in the Queen's Gambit Declined. 12/17/2018 – After drawing the first seven games of the final match against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura pulled off a very nice win to secure first place at the London Classic — given this year's format, this meant Nakamura also won the overall Grand Chess Tour. "I was pretty demoralized after losing two games in a row," said Caruana. 2021 Grand Chess Tour Schedule Superbet Chess Classic Romania: June 3 - 15, 2021, Bucharest, Romania Paris Rapid & Blitz: June 16 - 23, 2021, Paris, France Croatia Rapid & Blitz: July 5 - 12, 2021, Zagreb, Croatia St Louis Rapid & Blitz: August 9 - 16, 2021, St. Louis, Missouri USA Sinquefield Cup: August 16 – 28, 2021, St. Louis, Missouri USA Learn More Considering how stressful it was, throughout the day, to just finish like that was great and I just look forward to playing against next year.". Paris Grand Chess Tour 2017-- Paris Grand Chess Tour 2016 A Rapid & Blitz tournament of Grand Chess Tour series. The organizer Malcolm Pein (third left) could be seen in the spectator area. The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is pleased to announce the list of players that have been invited to participate as full tour participants for the 2018 GCT.. Wesley So won the first event in Leuven. The event is the last leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour before the final in London, with Carlsen joining the tour regulars as a wild card. YNM will host an autograph session with all 10 players on Monday, June 11th from 17:00-19:00 (GMT+2). The 2018 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament is part of the Grand Chess Tour and takes place right before the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri. A new classical chess tournament has been added as well, and will be held in Croatia. A view of the stage, with a cameraman from St. Louis. June 12 – 16, 2018: LOCATION: Leuven City Hall, Belgium: FORMAT: 10-Player Round Robin: PRIZE FUND: $150,000: Photos: For event photos, visit our Flickr page. Paris Grand Chess Tour 2019: July 27-29 Rapid Play : Game in twenty-five (25) minutes, with a ten (10) second delay from move 1. The official Facebook page of the Grand Chess Tour. chess24. While the first four events retained the same rules, the last event – the London Chess Classic – served as the semifinals and finals for the top four players from the first four events and consisted of a classical, rapid and blitz section. 7/7/2019 – Round ten of the Grand Chess Tour event in Zagreb finished with all six games drawn. Kenilworthian Blog. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. The 2018 YNM Leuven Rapid & Blitz tournament will be the first stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. Grischuk vs Anand : 1-0: 59: 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) A37 English, Symmetrical: 3434. 6/21/2018 – The second leg of the Grand Chess Tour has begun, with three rapid chess rounds played in Paris today. revista. "I was better throughout the game and although I don’t think I played maybe in the cleanest way, it was still a pretty decent game.". After the first third of the rapid round-robin, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian and Wesley So are in the lead with 4 points each. A total of 10 players have been offered full tour contracts for the 2018 tour. After tying for fourth place, Fabiano Caruana qualified for the final event by beating Wesley So in a playoff 1.5–0.5. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. In the second blitz game I also missed a draw near the end, so yeah, it was pretty tough. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. It almost went wrong, but eventually he clinched it. July 31 Aug.1 Blitz: Game in five … New faces include Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk and Shakriyar Mamedyarov none of whom … Caruana dealt a serious blow by winning the second rapid game. MVL got good chances in the first blitz game, but failed to convert. The 2018 Your Next Move Leuven Rapid and Blitz will once again take place in the historical Leuven City Hall , Belgium. "This third game I had an advantage out of the opening and then I played some really bad moves. The Grand Chess Tour will have an exciting fifth year, as was announced today by spokesperson Michael Khodarkovsky in the live broadcast and later in a press release. When Vachier-Lagrave got to play the white pieces in the first rapid game, we saw a repeat of yesterday's Berlin Endgame, with the Frenchman deviating first. (22 December 2018) Carlsson to tout “ChessBiz” during U.S. tour in January (22 December 2018) Tallahassee attempts to reignite chess (20 December 2018) Chess Graphs. #2018 Grand Chess Tour T-Shirt #2018 Grand Chess Tour T-Shirt. Two fairly balanced blitz games followed, and the organizers were already taking into account the possibility of the tiebreak, which would consist of two 10+5 games and possibly an all-decisive Armageddon game with 5-vs-4 minutes. Pagrati Chess Club. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. By holding a difficult endgame to a draw, Adams scored the decisive point: While failing to win the third blitz game, Howell almost flagged at some point. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Regular price $ 25.00 Sale price $ 25.00 Regular price $ 6.25 Unit price / per . Anand vs Kramnik : ½-½: 37: 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) C67 Ruy Lopez: 3432. Aronian didn't make it a secret yesterday that he wasn't playing for an advantage but went straight for the faster time control, because he had a "much higher rating in rapid and blitz than Fabiano." A series of spectacular moves followed, with Caruana making use of very deep prep. The total prize fund of the 2019 tour will be at least USD $1.5 million, which is a 43 percent increase from the previous USD $1.05 million prize pool of the 2018 season. I defended quite well this second rapid game, which was extremely tough, but then in the blitz I was definitely not playing up to my standards. The tournament has all 9 competitors from the Grand Chess Tour as well as one wildcard, GM Leinier Dominguez. Grand Chess Tour / Leuven 2018: 1st of 5 events of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour . This match for third place started with an exciting theoretical battle in the first rapid game. "It was a terrible year but being here is good. Generally, the whole tournament," he said with a wry smile. Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second delay from move 1. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Magnus Carlsen tops all three lists again. The tour organizers explained their criteria for inviting the players. The 2018 Grand Chess Tour will conclude with an exciting new format at the London Chess Classic. The Paris Grand Chess Tour is the 2nd of 5 stages of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, in which 9 of the world's best players and wild cards will play for a total prize fund of $1.2 million. Three events will take place in: Bucharest, Romania, Paris, France, Zagreb, Croatia, while two events will take place in Saint Louis, Missouri USA. Regular price $ 45.00 Sale price $ 45.00 Regular price $ 11.25 Unit price GRAND CHESS TOUR 2017 Grand Chess Tour 2017 is an annual circuit of 4 major tournaments: Sinquefield Cup, Hikaru Nakamura beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final blitz game of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour to win the trophy and the $120,000 first prize. Aug 11, 2018 The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz is the third stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. Coming back with Black is always very difficult. I hope next year will treat me better.". 12/17/2018 – The final matches of the Grand Chess Tour and the British Knockout Championship continued in London's Olympia Conference Centre on Sunday. New faces include Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk and Shakriyar Mamedyarov none of whom … Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second delay from move 1. But when we’re not playing for first, it doesn’t feel the same. (28 December 2018) Grand Chess Tour coming to Africa in 2019! All that wasn't necessary as Nakamura suddenly won quickly: "It was a very tough match, yesterday and today as well," said Nakamura. There was a theoretical story here as well, with Aronian deviating from the first classical game with 10...Bf5, a move Caruana had mentioned to him on Saturday! magazine new in chess 2018-5 - the nic editorial team. "I was a little bit annoyed because I probably should have won this rapid game which I didn’t, so I kind of let Maxime off the hook there but for the most part today I wasn’t in danger so it was a pretty good day," Nakamura would later say. Commentators: English – GM Yasser Seirawan, IM Jovanka Houska, GM Alejandro Ramirez, GM Maurice Ashley and GM Nigel Short Russian – GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko and GM Yaroslav Zherebukh hotel With more tournaments, you need more players, and so this time a minimum of 10 players will be offered full tour contracts for 2019, including the top three finishers from the 2018 GCT finals who earn automatic qualification to the 2019 Grand Chess Tour. Please let us know in the comments. The deciding tiebreaker involved the drawing of lots to decide which two players would participate in the playoff for the title. The 2018 YNM Leuven Rapid & Blitz tournament will be the first stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. Find earlier events, finished in 2019, here. Mamedyarov vs Anand : ½-½: 57: 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) D37 Queen's Gambit Declined: 3415. 12/17/2018 – After drawing the first seven games of the final match against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura pulled off a very nice win to secure first place at the London Classic — given this year's format, this meant Nakamura also won the overall Grand Chess Tour. That meant a four-point lead for Caruana, but Aronian won the first two blitz game to level the score. A view from backstage... | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Hikaru Nakamura won the 2018 Grand Chess Tour and its $120,000 first prize after beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the fourth blitz game of the final at the London Chess Classic. 18 Apr 2018: 20 Apr 2018: Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2: 25,000: 28 Jun 2017: 02 Jul 2017: Candidates Tournament 7: 23,980: 10 Mar 2018: 28 Mar 2018: FIDE Grand … | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Nakamura let his opponent off the hook in the second rapid game. 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