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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
YourNextMove Blitz Tournament

Magnus Carlsen11/18(+7 -3 =8)[view games]
Levon Aronian10/18(+4 -2 =12)[view games]
Hikaru Nakamura9.5/18(+4 -3 =11)[view games]
Viswanathan Anand9.5/18(+4 -3 =11)[view games]
Wesley So9.5/18(+5 -4 =9)[view games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave9/18(+5 -5 =8)[view games]
Vladimir Kramnik9/18(+5 -5 =8)[view games]
Fabiano Caruana8.5/18(+6 -7 =5)[view games]
Anish Giri8/18(+2 -4 =12)[view games]
Veselin Topalov6/18(+3 -9 =6)[view games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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.

Final standings

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)

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.

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)

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 90  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs Topalov  1-073 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA14 English
2. A Giri vs Carlsen  ½-½50 2016 YourNextMove BlitzC55 Two Knights Defense
3. Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-151 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA04 Reti Opening
4. Kramnik vs Anand  ½-½48 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA04 Reti Opening
5. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kramnik  1-048 2016 YourNextMove BlitzC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. Carlsen vs Caruana 0-190 2016 YourNextMove BlitzE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
7. Topalov vs A Giri  1-053 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA09 Reti Opening
8. Aronian vs W So 1-022 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA09 Reti Opening
9. Anand vs Nakamura ½-½45 2016 YourNextMove BlitzC50 Giuoco Piano
10. W So vs Nakamura 1-071 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
11. W So vs Topalov  1-038 2016 YourNextMove BlitzB54 Sicilian
12. Nakamura vs Aronian  ½-½53 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Nakamura vs Carlsen ½-½62 2016 YourNextMove BlitzE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave 1-076 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA04 Reti Opening
15. A Giri vs Kramnik  ½-½35 2016 YourNextMove BlitzC50 Giuoco Piano
16. Caruana vs Anand  1-070 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
17. Kramnik vs Caruana  1-036 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri  ½-½59 2016 YourNextMove BlitzC77 Ruy Lopez
19. Carlsen vs W So 1-030 2016 YourNextMove BlitzD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Topalov vs Nakamura  ½-½132 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA13 English
21. Anand vs Aronian  ½-½31 2016 YourNextMove BlitzC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. A Giri vs Aronian  ½-½88 2016 YourNextMove BlitzC50 Giuoco Piano
23. Caruana vs Topalov  0-141 2016 YourNextMove BlitzB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Kramnik vs Carlsen 0-153 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA04 Reti Opening
25. Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½61 2016 YourNextMove BlitzA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 90  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  siamesedream: https://www.arctic.com/secno/magnus...
Jun-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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