Paris Rapid & Blitz - Wesley So wins!

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6/22/2021 – Thanks to a remarkable performance in the second half of the blitz section, Wesley So won the Paris Rapid & Blitz Tournament with one round to spare. The Filipino-born grandmaster finished the tournament three points clear of second-placed Ian Nepomniachtchi, after losing only one out of the 27 games played in the French capital. | Full report to follow shortly. | Pictured: So next to Gilles Betthaeuser, founder of AOS in 1997 | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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Day 5 - Blitz

The second leg of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour is taking place on June 18-22 at the Mobilier National in Paris.

Since 2016, the Paris Rapid and Blitz tournament has been a part of the Grand Chess Tour and this year is no exception. Through the support of KasparovChess, Vivendi, and Colliers International, Paris is hosting the second stop on the 2021 Grand Chess Tour and promises five days of excitement and fireworks. Eleven elite grandmasters compete for a total prize fund of $150,000. 

The event consists of two sections: a three-day single round robin with a rapid time control (25’+10”), followed by a two-day double round robin with a blitz time control (5’+2”). The action kicks off daily at 14.00 CEST (12.00 UTC, 08.00 ET)

  • Rapid section: June 18-20
  • Blitz section: June 21-22

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Grand Chess Tour Paris 2021


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ChrisHolmes ChrisHolmes 6/22/2021 05:58
Bacrot played in the rapid & Kramnik in the blitz.
Galuna Galuna 6/21/2021 12:22
Why isn't Nakamura playing in this ?
Franky Bono Franky Bono 6/18/2021 06:19
Blitz score will be 1 for victory and 0.5 for draw. So it’s a way to weight Blitz vs Rapid because they will play twice more blitz games
Theochessman Theochessman 6/18/2021 06:13
2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw....so what's the difference with the usual scoring system of 1 for win and 0,5 for draw!?!
cyronix cyronix 6/18/2021 03:56
Kramnik does not seem to play in the rapid section though
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