The 2019 Grand Chess Tour will be the most aggressive expansion to date, according to a statement from the tour yesterday. The Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz is the 1st stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, with World Champion Magnus Carlsen heading a 10-player field that features 7 tour regulars and wild cards Wei Yi, Veselin Topalov and Bassem Amin. Magnus Carlsen and all the regular tour players will compete for a … Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2019. by Can Aydinoglu. Magnus Carlsen claimed third place with a 17-11 win against Levon Aronian.. Ding won the first prize of $150,000 while runner-up Vachier-Lagrave earned $100,000. The 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour tournament will be the first of two classical events and the second stop on the 2019 Grand Chess Tour. The semi-finals will feature the 4 top players from the seven regular season tour events with each match consisting of classical, rapid and blitz games. The world champion defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave from the white side of a Grünfeld to finish in clear first place a full point ahead of his closest pursuer with a 'plus five' score. No player had a long-enough winning streak to overcome the Frenchman, with Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alexander Grischuk missing chances to catch up repeatedly. The 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour takes place June 26 to July 8 at the Novinarski Dom in Zagreb, Croatia. The tournament is hosted in partnership between the Grand Chess Tour and Chess Club e4 from Zagreb and will see all 12 full tour participants compete over 11 rounds of classical chess for a prize fund of $325,000. There will be twelve full GCT participants and a $1.75 Million Prize Fund. Replay; Results and Standings; Recap Articles; Photos; Croatia Grand Chess Tour. The Your Next Move Blitz and Rapid in Leuven is replaced by tournaments in India, Ivory Coast and Romania and a new classical tournament is planned for Croatia. The Paris event this year takes place in the Head Office of sponsors Vivendi from July 27 to August 1. ♚ 10 full tour participants ♚ 2 classical events ♚ 3 rapid and blitz events ♚ $1.275 million prize fund ♚ No GCT finals. This is one of two classical events of the tour this year. For the fourth year, the Grand Chess Tour lands in Paris. The best player in the first nine rounds of Blitz, however, was Hikaru Nakamura, who scored 'plus four' to bridge the gap with those atop the standings table. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeated Magnus Carlsen to reach the final of the Grand Chess Tour playoff. The time control is a new one with 130 minutes for each player with a 30-second delay from move one. Ding Liren won the 2019 Grand Chess Tour in London after beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 16-12 in the final. The Tata Steel Rapid & Blitz, taking place in the National Library of India, Kolkata, India from 22-26 November, is the 7th stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, a series of 8 events in which the world's best players compete for a total prize fund of $1.75 million. Read the full press release and learn more about the 2021 tour on our website - www.grandchesstour.org. This rapid and blitz tournament is the third stop on the 2019 Tour. Commentary is provided by Wouter Bik and GMs Roeland Pruijssers, Aman Hambleton and Simon Williams at Twitch.tv/chess. Grand Chess Tour 2019: Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand in round 7 ... Day three of the India leg of the Grand Chess Tour witnessed the highly-awaited round seven clash between Carlsen and Anand, who were facing off on Indian soil for the first time since … Replay; Results and Standings; Recap Articles; Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz. Last update 07.07.2019 21:32:21, Creator/Last Upload: gm zlatko klaric The FIDE Grand Prix 2019 is a series of four chess tournaments that forms part of the qualification cycle for the World Chess Championship 2020.The top two finishers who have not yet qualified qualify for the Candidates Tournament 2020.The top non-qualifying finisher is eligible for the wild card.The series is organized by World Chess, formerly known as Agon. The Azerbaijani GM sacrificed two pawns for strong pressure and beautiful pieces, and the question was whether Anand could liquidate, and perhaps end up with an extra pawn. 7/8/2019 – We saw history in the making, as Magnus Carlsen won his eighth tournament in a row at the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour in Zagreb. He won the European Team Chess Championship with Azerbaijan in 2009, 2013 and 2017. Day four of the Paris Grand Chess Tour finished with Vachier-Lagrave still in the lead, two points ahead of Alexander Grischuk and Ian Nepomniachtchi, with the latter collecting 5½ points on Tuesday. 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. ... Superbet Rapid & Blitz. The Tour was created in partnership between the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (Sinquefield Cup) and Chess Promotions, Ltd. (London Chess Classic). Overview; Tour Standings; Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz. The Grand Chess Tour is a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world's best players. His major individual achievements include joint first place in the 2007 Corus tournament, winning the 2008 Elista Grand Prix, 2017 Geneva Grand Prix, 2019 FIDE World Cup and 2021 Airthings Masters. 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. 2019 Tour. The Grand Chess Tour is expanding in 2019 to eight tournaments. Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2019 . Najjači šahovski turnir na svijetu ponovno u Hrvatskoj! Ding Liren won a splendid game with the white pieces against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to take a six-point lead in the Grand Chess Tour final. 8/2/2019 – The Paris leg of the Grand Chess Tour had a final day full of ups and downs, as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave kept the lead all throughout despite a topsy-turvy performance. The best player in the first nine rounds of Blitz, however, was Hikaru Nakamura, who scored 'plus four' to bridge the gap with those atop the standings table. The Frenchman beat the world champion in a tiebreak of their semifinal and will now face Ding Liren in the final. Ding Liren won the 2019 Grand Chess Tour after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in the finals. The Grand Chess Tour 2021, a series of five top tournaments (two with classical time-controls, three in rapid and blitz mode) announced the ten players that will compete as full 2021 tour participants: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, and Anish Giri. The Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour games start each day at 2 p.m. local time which is 09:30 CET, 03:30 a.m. Eastern and 12:30 a.m. Pacific. Grand Chess Tour 2021 Players Announced! The event takes place in the Pullman Abidjan Hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from May 8-12 and has a $150,000 prize fund. The Paris Rapid & Blitz is the 3rd stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, a series of 8 events in which the world's best players compete for a total prize fund of $1.75 million. Grand Chess Tour 2019 series. Magnus Carlsen escaped from a lost position vs. Levon Aronian and increased his unbeaten streak to 107 games. Viswanathan Anand vs. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov was a great, strategical fight between material and activity. Srpanj, 2021. Replay; Results and Standings; Recap Articles; Photos; Paris Rapid & Blitz. 31 were here. Ding won against Levon Aronian in their semifinal match.. The Superbet Rapid & Blitz, taking place in the Stejarii Country Club in Bucharest, Romania from 6-10 November, is the 6th stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, a series of 8 events in which the world's best players compete for a total prize fund of $1.75 million. Day four of the Paris Grand Chess Tour finished with Vachier-Lagrave still in the lead, two points ahead of Alexander Grischuk and Ian Nepomniachtchi, with the latter collecting 5½ points on Tuesday. 2019 GCT Finals in London The exciting finale of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour will once again be fought out as part of the London Chess Classic. The star Chinese grandmaster collected $150,000 for … You can follow them here as part of our live portal. They automatically qualified for the 2020 Grand Chess Tour together with Carlsen, who took home $60,000 … — Grand Chess Tour (@GrandChessTour) August 26, 2019.