Qty: View cart () ... 2018 Champions Showdown Vinyl Roll-up … The Paris event takes place in the studios of the CANAL+ TV channel in Boulogne-Billancourt and features Caruana, Nakamura, So, MVL, Anand, Aronian, Grischuk, … The four top‑scoring players will contest a semi-final and final that will determine the overall winner and top 4 places in the 2018 GCT. A négy első torna azonos szabályok szerint zajlott, de a sorozat záróeseményén, a London Chess Classic tornán a négy versenyen elért eredmények alapján … The 2018 London Chess Classic is a knockout classical, rapid and blitz tournament featuring the top four performers over the preceding four events of the Grand Chess Tour. 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. After tying for fourth place, Fabiano Caruana qualified for the final event by beating Wesley So in a playoff 1.5–0.5. Grand Chess Tour 2018 is an annual circuit of major tournaments: Sinquefield Cup, London chess classic, Saint Louis, Paris and Leuven. 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. The tournament has all 9 competitors from the Grand Chess Tour as well as one wildcard, GM Leinier Dominguez. Here's that first win, in which McShane's long-term piece sacrifice was very interesting and could have given Black an advantage at some point: A topsy-turvy first rapid game for Jones and McShane. This meant that Caruana needed only a draw to win the match. GRAND CHESS TOUR 2017 Grand Chess Tour 2017 is an annual circuit of 4 major tournaments: Sinquefield Cup, Missing an event? The fourth annual Grand Chess Tour is right around the corner — this time with a new format. 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. 9 March 2018. Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second delay from move 1. revista. The 2018 Grand Chess Tour will conclude with an exciting new format at the London Chess Classic. (22 December 2018) Carlsson to tout “ChessBiz” during U.S. tour in January (22 December 2018) Tallahassee attempts to reignite chess (20 December 2018) Anand vs Kramnik: 1-0: 42: 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense: 3414. The Armenian grandmaster kept the position roughly equal for a long time, but then made a serious miscalculation and was subsequently outplayed in an instructive bishop ending. A view of the stage, with a cameraman from St. Louis. Fabiano Caruana came in third as he defeated Levon Aronian in their match. Nakamura let his opponent off the hook in the second rapid game. 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." July 31 Aug.1 Blitz: Game in five … It was an incredibly close affair today at the London Chess Classic. New faces include Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk and Shakriyar Mamedyarov none of whom … MVL: "The only thing I can say is that today I didn’t play nearly well enough. In January 2018 he won the Challengers section of the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, qualifying to play in the Masters supertournament in 2019. YNM will host an autograph session with all 10 players on Monday, June 11th from 17:00-19:00 (GMT+2). 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. MVL got good chances in the first blitz game, but failed to convert. Up-to-date ratings for the 2700-and-up crowd. Due to this last blitz loss, MVL is also no longer the world number-one blitz player in the live ratings. The deciding tiebreaker involved the drawing of lots to decide which two players would participate in the playoff for the title. ...and from the back of the hall. In addition to tour points the prize fund is $300,000, with $75,000 for 1st place. 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. Left-right: Michael Khodarkovsky Malcolm Pein, Alejandro Ramirez and Hikaru Nakamura. A chess prodigy, at age 15 years and 79 days, he became the youngest American to earn the title of Grandmaster.Nakamura is a five-time United States champion. Sale Sold out #2019 Sinquefield Cup Polo #2019 Sinquefield Cup Polo. The 2018 GCT event dates and tour point regulations have also now been finalized and are detailed below. After the first third of the rapid round-robin, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian and Wesley So are in the lead with 4 points each. 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. Chess Graphs. The 2018 GCT event dates and tour point regulations have also now been finalized and are detailed below. Fabiano Caruana came in third as he defeated Levon Aronian in their match. magazine new in chess 2018-5 - the nic editorial team. The second classical games of the GCT resulted in two more draws, which leave the scores tied before the decisive rapid and blitz rounds. Comprar Libros antiguos de Ajedrez. The 2018 Paris GCT tournament is the second stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. New faces include Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk and Shakriyar Mamedyarov none of whom … 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. ... 14:52 10/10/2018… The 2018 YNM Leuven Rapid & Blitz tournament will be the first stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. Today is the final day of blitz play. "I’ve been playing badly. 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. It almost went wrong, but eventually he clinched it. Coming back with Black is always very difficult. 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. (28 December 2018) Grand Chess Tour coming to Africa in 2019! 2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz is the newest stop of the Grand Chess Tour after having made its debut in 2017. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. That meant a four-point lead for Caruana, but Aronian won the first two blitz game to level the score. 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. 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) C45 Scotch Game: 3431. chess24. The 2018 YNM Leuven Rapid & Blitz tournament will be the first stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, headlines the list of invitees for the 2018 tour. Lote 132752062 Paris Grand Chess Tour 2018. by Can Aydinoglu. Please let us know in the comments. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. 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. For the fourth year, the Grand Chess Tour lands in Paris. ", But Caruana bounced back, and won a complicated endgame with the black pieces. A series of spectacular moves followed, with Caruana making use of very deep prep. "Fortunately I was able to hold and then in the last game I found this little idea before the game. A total of 10 players have been offered full tour contracts for the 2018 tour. Regular price $ 45.00 Sale price $ 45.00 Regular price $ 11.25 Unit price 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.". A win against Levon is always an accomplishment so I am very proud of that. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. It's tough to get a full house on a Monday. The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament has been dropped. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. The Grand Chess Tour 2018 saw a format change. Hikaru Nakamura emerged victorious at the London Chess Classic and clinched the Grand Chess Tour's top prize by beati… Gawain Jones won the British Knockout championship convincingly. 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. Magnus Carlsen GRAND MASTER Norway November 30th, 1990 Height 178 cm / 5 ft 10 in Hair / eyes color Brown / brown World rank #1 Fide Rating 2862 Peak Rating 2882 4-time World Chess Champion 3-time World Rapid Champion 5-time World Blitz Champion All-time Highest Rated Player All-time Longest Unbeaten Streak Previous Next About […] 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 … 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. Three new events have been confirmed for 2019, including rapid and blitz tournaments in Africa (Cote d’Ivoire) and India. 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. Still, it was nice to watch: Aronian went straight into one of the Carlsen-Caruana world championship openings. 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. 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. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. The 10-player tournament takes place in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 11-15 August and sees tour regulars Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Karjakin, MVL, So, Mamedyarov, Grischuk and wild card Dominguez. Nakamura drew fairly comfortably: MVL and Nakamura involved in another Berlin. "I was pretty demoralized after losing two games in a row," said Caruana. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. A view from backstage... | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Grand Chess Tour / Leuven 2018: 1st of 5 events of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour . 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. I had looked at something very similar to what happened in the game and I saw the computer gave Be2 in a similar position and said White was winning and so to be able to play all these moves pretty much a tempo was really nice. Hikaru Nakamura (born December 9, 1987) is an American chess player, Twitch livestreamer, and content creator. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Competitors will face off in 27 rounds of fast chess (rapid and blitz). Lots of videos, with news and a playing room too. "(...) I was really happy the last game the way it went. Q Boutique is the official online retailer of the Saint Louis Chess Campus. Wesley So won the first event in Leuven. The 2018 GCT event dates and tour point regulations have also now been finalized and are detailed below. Regular price $ 25.00 Sale price $ 25.00 Regular price $ 6.25 Unit price / per . "Especially since, in the first blitz game, I thought I was close to winning and I had a huge time advantage but he played very well when he was down to his last few seconds and I also missed a draw near the end. The Grand Chess Tour returns with five tournaments in summer 2021, after it has become clear that there won’t be a Chess Olympiad in 2021. 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. Vachier-Lagrave was a late addition to the 2020 Candidates tournament, replacing GM Teimour Radjabov who withdrew due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find events from before 2019 here. 61 talking about this. 3rd place, and the last guaranteed spot in the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, went to Fabiano Caruana, who managed to end his London ordeal on a high. 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.. #2018 Grand Chess Tour T-Shirt #2018 Grand Chess Tour T-Shirt. He was much better out of the opening, then gave his opponent some chances but was more resourceful in the end: Gawain Jones is British Knockout Champion 2018. 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. Shortly after winning the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, Nakamura clinched another title thanks to his amazing blitz skills. The official Facebook page of the Grand Chess Tour. The Grand Chess Tour began in 2015 by bringing together three classical tournaments, Norway Chess, the Sinquefield Cup and the London Chess Classic. Nakamura then got a promising endgame in the second rapid game, using a specially prepared sideline against his opponent's Gruenfeld. 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. Three events will take place in: Bucharest, Romania, Paris, France, Zagreb, Croatia, while two events will take place in Saint Louis, Missouri USA. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. 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. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. 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, Alexander Grischuk • Fabiano Caruana • Hikaru Nakamura •  Levon Aronian • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave •  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov • Sergey Karjakin  • Viswanathan Anand • Wesley So • Anish Giri (WC). Anand vs Kramnik : ½-½: 37: 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) C67 Ruy Lopez: 3432. I would want to be in the final but Hikaru deservedly won both matches.". After two draws in the rapid games, he won two blitz games in a row, the first one with a double-attack tactic: The 47-year-old Adams showed his class today. Just added to your cart. Caruana: "I’m not too proud of third place but still, I beat a very strong player. The four GCT contestants before the first game. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Instead of the London Chess Classic being just a stop of the tour, it … 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. The 2021 Champions Chess Tour will, for the first time in history, determine the world’s best chess player over a full competitive season of online chess.. Beginning in November 2020, the Champions Chess Tour will feature monthly tournaments culminating in a final tournament in September 2021. The tour organizers explained their criteria for inviting the players. The mother of all chess news sites; indispensable. A total of 10 players have been offered full tour contracts for the 2018 tour. Skip to content. Now entering its fifth year, the series of events had previously slimmed down at least in classical chess, but now while all time controls will be more represented, there's a clear shift toward speeding up the action. Aronian wasn't too happy. 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. By 2018, however, it had become largely a rapid and blitz series, with only the Sinquefield Cup remaining as an exclusively classical event. Pagrati Chess Club. After scoring 1.5-0.5 in the classical games, giving him a 9-3 lead, he increased that right away to 13-3 lead as he beat Luke McShane in the first rapid game and then secured the title by winning the second as well. 20 - 24 June 2018 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. The Paris event takes place in the studios of the CANAL+ TV channel in Boulogne-Billancourt and features Caruana, Nakamura, So, MVL, Anand, Aronian, Grischuk, … 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 All that wasn't necessary as Nakamura suddenly won quickly: "It was a very tough match, yesterday and today as well," said Nakamura. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. The organizers have announced the 10 invited players and the dates in a press release. Chess.com's overview of the strongest chess events of the year. 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. The official Facebook page of the Grand Chess Tour. A highly concentrated Gawain Jones. 6/21/2018 – The second leg of the Grand Chess Tour has begun, with three rapid chess rounds played in Paris today. 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. Michael Adams won the match for third place vs David Howell. 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 Az előző évi Grand Chess Tour versenysorozathoz képest a formátum némileg változott. "It was a terrible year but being here is good. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. His score in the rapid tournament, which ended on Thursday, gave him a substantial lead in the overall standings. GM Nakamura was selected as the 2019 Grand Master of the Year by US Chess and is ranked #2 in the world on the Universal Rating System. Good defense is just as important as attacking in chess. 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. 2018_GCT_LEUVEN_FINAL_POINTS_&_PRIZES.jpg. This match for third place started with an exciting theoretical battle in the first rapid game. We ship World Chess Hall of Fame souvenirs, Grand Chess Tour merchandise, and gifts. In the second blitz game I also missed a draw near the end, so yeah, it was pretty tough. This rapid and blitz tournament is the third stop on the 2019 Tour. Gawain Jones won the British Knockout. MVL and Nakamura drew no fewer than seven games in a row—after splitting the point in their two classical games as well—and just before a special tiebreak was about to start, Nakamura struck in the last, normally scheduled blitz game. Find earlier events, finished in 2019, here. 7/7/2019 – Round ten of the Grand Chess Tour event in Zagreb finished with all six games drawn. 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) C50 Giuoco Piano: 3413. 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 … American GMs Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana will participate in the international tour, which includes two events in St Louis. 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. With the following game Jones secured the title. New faces include Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk and Shakriyar Mamedyarov none of whom … It went a lot smoother than I thought it would but nonetheless it’s quite nice to win. Other tournaments: Sinquefield Cup - London chess classic and Rapid and Blitz tournaments in Leuven, Saint Louis. The organizer Malcolm Pein (third left) could be seen in the spectator area. "Luckily I played a sharp line in the third game, and it worked out," he said. The Grand Chess Tour 2018 saw a format change. 128 talking about this. Caruana dealt a serious blow by winning the second rapid game. 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. I hope next year will treat me better.". "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. Click here to reserve your tickets. It will determine the overall winner of the tour, and has a $300,000 prize fund. But when we’re not playing for first, it doesn’t feel the same. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Today, Caruana proved that ratings say something about expected scores, but predictions are no certainties. The tour will expand to a total of seven events, including the final in London in December between the top placed qualifiers. "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.". The 2019 Grand Chess Tour will be the most aggressive expansion to date, according to a statement from the tour yesterday. 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! Croatia Grand Chess Tour The 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour is a 12-player classical all-play-all tournament taking place from 26 June to 8 July 2019 in the Novinarski Dom in Zagreb, Croatia. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. More heavy theory in the Giuoco Pianissimo. A new classical chess tournament has been added as well, and will be held in Croatia. And one more photo of the winner to finish the report! 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.. Mamedyarov vs Anand : ½-½: 57: 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) D37 Queen's Gambit Declined: 3415. Grischuk vs Anand : 1-0: 59: 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) A37 English, Symmetrical: 3434. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Here you can replay the show from the final day. The latter tournament is a result of a new cooperation between the tour and Gameplan Sports, the company that is behind the Tata Steel Chess India tournament. Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second delay from move 1. Religion, Philosophy, and Politics. 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. 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. He also won the 2018 Grand Chess Tour by defeating GM Maxime Vachier-LaGrave in the finals in London. Paris Grand Chess Tour 2017-- Paris Grand Chess Tour 2016 A Rapid & Blitz tournament of Grand Chess Tour series. Another week full of chess action has just finished, and we are fast approaching the end of the regular season of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. Wesley So won the first event in Leuven. Instead, he won the last game as Aronian needed to take too much risk in the opening: Finally some rapid and blitz success for the world championship challenger. Grand Chess Tour Returning in Summer 2021 | US Chess.org Skip to main content Grand Chess Tour 2018. "It's a joy of course, but right now it's mostly relief because today and even yesterday was something of a horror show," said Vachier-Lagrave after the last round. Aug 11, 2018 The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz is the third stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. 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. 2018-as Grand Chess Tour. The 2018 Your Next Move Leuven Rapid and Blitz will once again take place in the historical Leuven City Hall , Belgium. The 2018 YNM Leuven Rapid & Blitz tournament will be the first stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. 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). 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. Magnus Carlsen and all the regular tour players will compete for a … In the Belgian city of Leuven, the "Your Next Move Rapid & Blitz" ended today with the victory of the American Wesley So. In the first, Black had been close to lost for many moves, but suddenly he got a chance in a rook endgame—a chance that was missed by Caruana: Caruana resigning a rook endgame he almost drew. | Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Paris Grand Chess Tour on Thursday, while the 49-year-old Vishy Anand reached an excellent second place. MVL has been part of the Grand Chess Tour since 2015 and finished second in both the 2018 and 2019 editions. 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. Live Chess Ratings. Kenilworthian Blog. Ajedrez. ", 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.". Alejandro Ramirez and Lawrence Trent playing blitz, with Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana watching. Anand vs Nakamura: 0-1: 36: 2018: Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) B08 Pirc, Classical: 3433. 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. Grand Chess Tour 2020 features five events: two classical and three rapid and blitz tournaments, which will be held mainly in European cities . Magnus Carlsen tops all three lists again. The 2018 YNM Leuven Rapid & Blitz tournament will be the first stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. 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. "This third game I had an advantage out of the opening and then I played some really bad moves. The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz is the newest stop of the Grand Chess Tour. Gawain Jones won the British Knockout. 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. 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. He forced a doubled pawn in his opponent's camp and got the bishop pair, but in the end he couldn't win it. Generally, the whole tournament," he said with a wry smile. 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