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

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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

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Replay all the games with computer analysis at Live.ChessBase.com

Commentary by IM Sagar Shah


Current standings - Blitz

 

Final standings - Rapid

Win = 2 points; Draw = 1 point

 

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