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6/10/2016 – The first part of the rapid tournament on day one of the Grand Chess Tour tournament in Paris brought fine games, surprising blunders and exciting chess. After five rounds Hikaru Nakamura and Magnus Carlsen share the lead with 3.5/5 each. Day two of the tournament starts doday, 14:00 hrs local time. To follow the games with live video and commentary click here!

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Standings after day 1

Live video with comments and games (starting 14:00 local time)

 

Live Games (starting 14:00 local time)

 

In the live broadcast, on the side of each board there is an evaluation meter, showing you which side is better. The small "x" button on the top right of each board will remove it from the broadcast. If you remove two games you will have four larger boards. Removing four will give you two even larger boards, and removing five will give you just one very large board. Refresh the page (Ctrl-R) to return to the six most popular boards.

You can also click the "+" and "–" icons at the bottom right of the broadcast window to increase and decrease the number of boards. There are other functions: you can download PGNs of the running games and even start an engine by clicking the robot button (third from left).

Note that you can view moves and statistics in the opening (with the Live Book switched on) and even analyse on the boards while the games are being broadcast, by moving pieces and using the engine – best in multiple line mode.

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Pairings of day 2

Round 6
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 10 2799 GM Kramnik Vladimir   GM Aronian Levon 2739 8
2 9 2829 GM Caruana Fabiano   GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2784 7
3 1 2846 GM Nakamura Hikaru   GM So Wesley 2652 6
4 2 2771 GM Topalov Veselin   GM Carlsen Magnus 2878 5
5 3 2738 GM Giri Anish   GM Fressinet Laurent 2695 4
Round 7
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2695 GM Fressinet Laurent   GM Kramnik Vladimir 2799 10
2 5 2878 GM Carlsen Magnus   GM Giri Anish 2738 3
3 6 2652 GM So Wesley   GM Topalov Veselin 2771 2
4 7 2784 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime   GM Nakamura Hikaru 2846 1
5 8 2739 GM Aronian Levon   GM Caruana Fabiano 2829 9
Round 8
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 10 2799 GM Kramnik Vladimir   GM Caruana Fabiano 2829 9
2 1 2846 GM Nakamura Hikaru   GM Aronian Levon 2739 8
3 2 2771 GM Topalov Veselin   GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2784 7
4 3 2738 GM Giri Anish   GM So Wesley 2652 6
5 4 2695 GM Fressinet Laurent   GM Carlsen Magnus 2878 5
Round 9
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 5 2878 GM Carlsen Magnus   GM Kramnik Vladimir 2799 10
2 6 2652 GM So Wesley   GM Fressinet Laurent 2695 4
3 7 2784 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime   GM Giri Anish 2738 3
4 8 2739 GM Aronian Levon   GM Topalov Veselin 2771 2
5 9 2829 GM Caruana Fabiano   GM Nakamura Hikaru 2846 1

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malfa malfa 6/11/2016 09:09
@Rational, nobody decided what you claim. Simply, standard play rates have been shortened over the years in order to take technology into account and make chess more appealing for mass media, until the present situation, when quick play tiebrwaks may decide a world championship. It is only that nowadays any candidate to the title may need to be a more complete player than it was required in the old days.
Rational Rational 6/10/2016 11:29
Who decided classical chess was more important than rapid? Despite Nakamura's terrible record vs Carlsen at classical he is arguably the best rapid player in the world. Players needed long times when they had to work things out for themselves nowadays 20 moves are opening theory and the endgame is technique so they are only having to think for 20 moves.
malfa malfa 6/10/2016 11:05
Exactly, DJones, this is the state of the art that everyone has to accept, even oldtimers like me who have been used to play with the adjournment for years.
DJones DJones 6/10/2016 08:35
Well the bigger problem is so many TBs are rapid and blitz now. Let's examine Nakamura asa case example. He has won( not including this paris rapid)8 events in the last 20 months. three were rapid events but of the other 5, four went to rapid and or blitz tiebreaks to determine the winner overall. He won every single time that occurred. His rapid and blitz skills have made him a lot of money just in classical event tie-breaks , let alone rapid and blitz events on and offline.
malfa malfa 6/10/2016 06:32
Dismal result by Caruana at the time of going to play the last rapid round. As I said commenting his defeat against Mamedjarov at the Gashimov Memorial, when it comes to playing at speedy rates, his calculating powers prove not quite efficient against opponents with natural positional understanding and better control over the position. People who underrate the ability of "fast" players against classic chess should get along with the plain fact that nowadays a top player cannot afford to be good only at standard play rates to be recognized as the best in the world.
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