Wesley So caps off a great year with victory in both the overall Grand Chess Tour standings as well as the final event on the tour, the London Chess Classic. Health/Beauty. American Chess Equipment. The latest world champion's triumph, naturally, only increased his lead in the overall Grand Chess Tour standings table: On Sunday, the twelfth day of a jam-packed eleven-round schedule with a single rest day, he had the white pieces against world number five Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. American GMs Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana will participate in the international tour, which includes two events in St Louis. | Image: Grand Chess Tour. Aronian had also won the rapid and blitz tournament in St. Louis two years ago, when the 13th world champion Garry Kasparov participated. The ten full-tour participants for the 2021 GCT is as follows: These ten participants will play in both classical events and two of the three rapid and blitz tournaments. Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Ding Liren head the field.. Art. Although the pandemic […] Missing this year is World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and American GM Hikaru Nakamura, who both elected not to participate as full tour participants. After that, it will be known which four players will have qualified for the finals in London (Dec. 2-10). The full schedule for the 2021 GCT season is as follows: Superbet Chess Classic Romania: June 3-15, 2021 in Bucharest, Romania, Paris Rapid & Blitz: June 16-23, 2021 in Paris, France, Croatia Rapid & Blitz: July 5-12, 2021 in Zagreb, Croatia, St. Louis Rapid & Blitz: August 9-16, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Sinquefield Cup: August 16-28, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Chess.com's interview with Aronian. Receive the latest tour updates in your mailbox. Next tournament starts in: Days Hours Minutes Seconds Click here for the broadcast with board and analysis Premium only Vote who gets the Wild Card for the next Major Learn more Deals for a limited time See deals Day 9 of 9 Premium events Banter Blitz Banter Blitz … you are at chess until you have challenged yourself against other players. After Romania there will be one more GCT event: the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz (Nov. 22-26). There will be no GCT finals tournament like there was in 2019, which took place within the London Chess Classic. You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. Grand Chess Tour Cote d’Ivoire (Rapid & Blitz) (2019) The Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz was the first stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, with World Champion Magnus Carlsen heading a 10-player field that featured seven tour regulars and wild cards Wei Yi, Veselin Topalov and Bassem Amin. Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin surged in the final day of blitz to finish joint first in the overall standings in Bucharest. The international tour features two classical tournaments with prize funds of $325,000 each, including the kickoff event in Romania in June and the tour finale Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis in August, bookending three rapid and blitz events with prize funds of $150,000. American GMs Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So have confirmed their participation in the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, which returns after its cancellation last year due to the global pandemic. Nonprofit Organization. The two biggest stars of (online) chess might still participate as wildcards. He has competed in four Candidates' Tournaments: in 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2018. 35k Followers, 112 Following, 1,018 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Grand Chess Tour (@grandchesstourofficial) Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. So ended in clear first with 6/9 with compatriot Fabiano Caruana in second with 5.5/9 … | Image: Grand Chess Tour. Some top players may have been relieved when they saw this year's schedule for the Grand Chess Tour. Live games and commentary from 13:00 UTC (14:00 CET, 8:00 AM EST). The Grand Chess Tour Returns In 2021 World’s Elite Grandmasters Will Compete In Five Over The Board Events From June to August 2021 Saint Louis, MO, December 10, 2020 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is scheduled to return in 2021 and will feature the same five tournaments and format that was originally planned for the 2020 edition of the tour. Personal Blog. The best chess players in the world will compete in a total of ten tournaments of rapid chess. Overview; Tour Standings; Cote d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz; Croatia Grand Chess Tour The match will be decided in Thursday’s seventh and final set ( -finals-2020-final-6">see the full report on set 6!). The Grand Chess Tour wrapped up the final leg of its 2019 regular season with the Tata Steel Chess Rapid & Blitz held Nov. 22-26 in Kolkata, India. Invitations for the 2021 tour were extended to those who had qualified for 2020, including China GM Ding Liren who won the 2019 tour. Grischuk was the Russian champion in 2009. 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. 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. 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 major sponsors of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour are the Superbet Foundation, Vivendi SA, Colliers International, and the Saint Louis Chess Club. Sports & Recreation Venue. 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