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Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2016

The Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2016 took place in Leuven (Belgium) 17th-20th June. Rapid (25 minutes + 10 seconds per move; two points for a win, one point for a draw) and Blitz (5 minutes + 2 seconds per move; 1, 1/2, 0). The prize money for the tournament is $ 150 000 (134 100 Euro). Magnus Carlsen wins the Your Next Move GCT 2016.

Total score, Rapid+Blitz: 1. Magnus Carlsen - 23, 2. Wesley So - 20.5, 3. Levon Aronian - 20, 4. Viswanathan Anand - 19.5, 5. Fabiano Caruana - 17.5, 6. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 17, 7. Hikaru Nakamura - 16.5, 8-9. Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri - 16, 10. Veselin Topalov - 14.

Blitz, Day 2, 20th June 2016. Final standings Blitz: 1. Magnus Carlsen - 11, 2. Levon Aronian - 10, 3-5. Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura - 9.5, 6-7. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vladimir Kramnik - 9, 8. Fabiano Caruana - 8.5, 9. Anish Giri - 8, 10. Veselin Topalov - 6.
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) - Carlsen, Magnus (2855) [E11], Your Next Move GCT Blitz, Leuven (13) 2016

Blitz, Day 1. The Reti Opening is popular in Leuven. After Day 1 Blitz: 1. Aronian 5.5 out of 9, 2-5. Carlsen, Kramnik, So, Nakamura 5. The total score, Rapid+Blitz: Carlsen leads 17, So 16, Aronian 15.5 (after Round 9 Blitz). Carlsen beat So, Kramnik, Topalov. So beat Nakamura, Caruana, Topalov, Vachier-Lagrave. Aronian beat So, Caruana, Topalov.

Rapid, Day 2. Carlsen beat Topalov, Giri, Anand, Kramnik.
Anand beat Giri, lost to Kramnik, Carlsen, drew with So.
Caruana drew with Vachier-Lagrave, lost to Aronian, Nakamura, beat Kramnik (with a strong attack, sacrifices).
So drew with Nakamura, Giri (perpetual check), Anand, beat Topalov.
Rapid Games, Day 2, YourNextMove Grand Chess Tour 2016
Final standings Rapid: 1. Magnus Carlsen - 12 out of 18 scores, 2. Wesley So - 11, 3-4. Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian - 10, 5. Fabiano Caruana - 9, 6-8. Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Veselin Topalov - 8, 9-10. Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura - 7.

An interesting game: Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura see the game Caruana-Topalov
An interesting game: Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura see the game Caruana-Topalov, Rapid, Day 1. Photo by YourNextMove
Rapid, Day 1. Nakamura lost to Kramnik (in the endgame), Topalov (in the middlegame), Giri, drew with Anand, but beat Carlsen (Magnus blundered a piece in the opening), .
Carlsen drew with So, Vachier-Lagrave, beat Aronian, lost to Caruana, Nakamura.
Anand beat Vachier-Lagrave (with a knight sacrifice!), Topalov, drew with Aronian, Caruana (without a piece), Nakamura.
Rapid Games, Day 1, YourNextMove Grand Chess Tour 2016
After Day 1: 1. Anand 7 out of 10, 2-3. Caruana, So 6, 4-7. Aronian, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Topalov 5, 8-9. Carlsen, Kramnik 4, 10. Nakamura 3.
Pictures, Rapid Day 1, Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2016

Games Leuven GCT Rapid 2016 (45, pgn)

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour is part of the the Grand Chess Tour 2016, a series of 4 chess events organized worldwide (Paris - France, Leuven - Belgium, Saint Louis USA and London - UK).

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