Croatia Grand Chess Tour - MVL wins!

by ChessBase
7/11/2021 – The Croatian leg of the Grand Chess Tour is taking place on July 7-11 at the Kongresni Centar in Zagreb. A rapid and blitz event, it features 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz. Remarkably, both Vishy Anand and Garry Kasparov are participating, with the latter only playing the blitz section, on Saturday and Sunday. | Follow the action live starting at 15.00 CEST (13.00 UT, 09.00 ET) | Photo: Lennart Ootes

ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024 ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024

It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.


Day 5 - Blitz

For the Rapid & Blitz Tournament in Zagreb, similarly to the Paris Grand Chess Tour, the GCT selected to feature split wildcards, where Garry Kasparov will play the blitz portion of the tournament while Croatian Grandmaster Ivan Saric will be fighting it out in the rapid games. Their combined score will be used to determine final standings.

The Croatia Grand Chess Tour will include 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a total prize fund of $150,000.

  • July 7-9: Three rounds of rapid chess per day (25 minutes + 10-second increments)
  • July 10-11: Nine rounds of blitz chess per day (5 minutes + 2-second increments)

Previous reports: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2021

Final standings (click to enlarge)

Live games and commentary


Replay all the games with computer analysis at

Commentary by IM Sagar Shah

Current standings - Blitz


Final standings - Rapid

Win = 2 points; Draw = 1 point



Reports about chess: tournaments, championships, portraits, interviews, World Championships, product launches and more.


Rules for reader comments


Not registered yet? Register