Grand Chess Tour Paris

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David Sedgwick
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Grand Chess Tour Paris

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:05 pm

Event Information: https://grandchesstour.org/2018-grand-c ... -paris-gct

Live Coverage: https://grandchesstour.org/2018-grand-c ... watch-live

Live Broadcast in English on Daily Motion: http://dai.ly/x6k8wpt

Rapid: Wednesday 20th June to Friday 22nd June
Blitz: Saturday 23rd June and Sunday 24th June

Play starts at 1300 BST on Wednesday 20th June, Friday 22nd June and Saturday 23rd June and at 1100 BST on Thursday 21st June and Sunday 24th June. The early start on Thursday 21st June is to avoid a clash with the France v Peru World Cup game (kick-off 1600 BST).

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Grand Chess Tour 2018

NickFaulks
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Re: Grand Chess Tour Paris

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:21 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:05 pm
The early start on Thursday 21st June is to avoid a clash with the France v Peru World Cup game (kick-off 1600 BST).
The external relayers do not seem to have picked this up.

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Grand Chess Tour Paris

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:28 pm

There's a nice line in the round 4 Aronian game:

[Event "Paris"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.06.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Mamedyarov"]
[Black "Aronian"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E36"]
[PlyCount "102"]
[SourceDate "2018.06.21"]


Chris Rice
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Re: Grand Chess Tour Paris

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:09 am

Vishy Anand explains his win over Vladimir Kramnik in Paris and also reveals how seven grandmasters missed their train from Leuven to Paris.

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Grand Chess Tour Paris

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:24 pm

Final rankings after the rapid & blitz:

1 Nakamura, Hikaru 23/36 2803
2 Karjakin, Sergey 21½/36 2785
3 So, Wesley 21/36 2783
4 Aronian, Levon 20/36 2789
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 19½/36 2794
6 Anand, Viswanathan 17/36 2775
7 Grischuk, Alexander 16/36 2789
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 15½/36 2788
9 Caruana, Fabiano 13½/36 2790
10 Kramnik, Vladimir 13/36 2787

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