|YourNextMove Blitz (2016)|
The second leg of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour was held in Leuven, Belgium, from June 17 to June 20. The tournament consisted of a two-day rapid round-robin and a two-day blitz double-round-robin; in the combined standings, the results of the rapid games counted double (2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss) while blitz games counted normally. Your Next Move, a Belgian nonprofit, organized and sponsored the event.
The blitz games (5 minutes/player + 2 seconds/move) were played on June 19 and June 20. Magnus Carlsen, who led by one point after the rapid section, also had the best score in blitz and won by two and a half points in the combined results.
Prizes: $37,500 for the winner (based on the combined results); $30,000 for the runner-up; $15,000 for 3rd–5th; $7,500 for 6th–10th; $150,000 in total.
Rapid Blitz Total GCT points (total)
Carlsen 12 11 23 13 (23)
So 11 9.5 20.5 10 (17)
Aronian 10 10 20 8 (14)
Anand 10 9.5 19.5 7 (7)
Caruana 9 8.5 17.5 6 (9)
Vachier-Lagrave 8 9 17 5 (13)
Nakamura 7 9.5 16.5 4 (17)
Giri 8 8 16 2.5 (7.5)
Kramnik 7 9 16 2.5 (6.5)
Topalov 8 6 14 1 (3)
Also see: YourNextMove Rapid (2016)
Website: (1) http://grandchesstour.org/2016-your... , (2) http://www.yournextmove.be/
Previous leg: Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid (2016) / Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz (2016)
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|Jun-21-16|| ||chancho: Thanks CG.|
|Jun-21-16|| ||catlover: I'm going to show my ignorance here, but what is the difference between "rapid" and "blitz"?|
|Jun-21-16|| ||1971: 25:5 min|
|Jun-21-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: Maxime's energy flagged in this double event after a strong showing in the earlier outing in another venue, but he still produced some very interesting chess here. Here's to hoping he conquers greater heights!|
|Jun-22-16|| ||siamesedream: https://www.arctic.com/secno/magnus...|
|Jun-24-16|| ||Sokrates: <catlover: I'm going to show my ignorance here, but what is the difference between "rapid" and "blitz"?>
In the old days (i.e. when I was in my 20th!) rapids was 25 to 45 minutes each, blitzes always 5 minutes each. Nowadays there are bonuses, I believe, for each move as an addition. IMO the quality of the play is immensely different. Whereas time management is paramount in blitzes, you have decent possibilities to establish a strategy in rapids.|
|Jun-24-16|| ||catlover: <Sokrates> Thanks!|
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