Grand Chess Tour Bucharest 6-10 November 2019

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Chris Rice
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Grand Chess Tour Bucharest 6-10 November 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:30 pm

Here's the blurb "The 2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz is Europe’s new addition to the tour and will provide another unique location for the 2019 tour participants. The tournament is sponsored by Fundatia Superbet and will see 7 full tour participants and 3 wildcards compete over 9 rounds of rapid and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a prize fund of $150,000. The event will be hosted at the prestigious Stejarii Country Club in Bucharest, an ideal setting for what could well be a pivotal stop as the players fight for one of the four key qualifying spots to the GCT Finals in London."

Players and schedule here.

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Re: Grand Chess Tour Bucharest 6-10 November 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:52 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:30 pm
as the players fight for one of the four key qualifying spots
What is "key" adding here?
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Grand Chess Tour Bucharest 6-10 November 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:32 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Here's the blurb "The 2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz is Europe’s new addition to the tour and will provide another unique location for the 2019 tour participants. The tournament is sponsored by Fundatia Superbet and will see 7 full tour participants and 3 wildcards compete over 9 rounds of rapid and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a prize fund of $150,000. The event will be hosted at the prestigious Stejarii Country Club in Bucharest, an ideal setting for what could well be a pivotal stop as the players fight for one of the four key qualifying spots to the GCT Finals in London."

Players and schedule here.
Beaten to it. :oops: Thanks Chris. :P

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Re: Grand Chess Tour Bucharest 6-10 November 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:24 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:52 am
Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:30 pm
as the players fight for one of the four key qualifying spots
What is "key" adding here?
A sense of gravitas.

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Re: Grand Chess Tour Bucharest 6-10 November 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:52 pm

Standings after 3 rapid games (2 point for a win, 1 for a draw) on Day 1:

1 Giri 5/6
2-4 Aronian, Anand, Korobov 4
5-7 Caruana, Mamedyarov, Le, Quang Liem 3
8 Karjakin 2
9-10 So, Artemiev 1

Report on Day 1 from Peter Doggers which features the game Boris Becker - Caruana from the Opening Ceremony. Boris lost on time.

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Re: Grand Chess Tour Bucharest 6-10 November 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:05 am

We've all been there Fabiano

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