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Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) Tournament

Magnus Carlsen7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Alexander Grischuk6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Wesley So4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Sergey Karjakin4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Veselin Topalov2.5/9(+1 -5 =3)[games]
Etienne Bacrot2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]
Fabiano Caruana1.5/9(+0 -6 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) (2017)

A 10 player round robin with Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot.

The participants played 9 games of rapid chess and 18 games of blitz for a total prize fund of $150,000.

Carlsen won the rapid with 7/9. Combined with the blitz event, Carlsen was even with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with 24 points apiece using the scoring system of the event (which weights blitz games half as much as rapid). Magnus defeated Maxime in the Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid Tiebreak) (2017) to become overall champ.

Official site: http://grandchesstour.org/2017-gran...

Also see Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) (2017).

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Caruana vs W So 0-1492017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
2. Grischuk vs W So  ½-½822017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Bacrot vs Topalov  ½-½462017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)B10 Caro-Kann
4. Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave 1-0392017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. Karjakin vs Mamedyarov 0-1672017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)C50 Giuoco Piano
6. Caruana vs Nakamura 0-1422017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)A07 King's Indian Attack
7. Topalov vs Caruana  1-0662017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)C07 French, Tarrasch
8. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Grischuk  ½-½802017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)B56 Sicilian
9. Nakamura vs Karjakin  ½-½602017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)E15 Queen's Indian
10. Nakamura vs Mamedyarov  ½-½562017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)E60 King's Indian Defense
11. Bacrot vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1902017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Karjakin vs Topalov  ½-½912017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)C50 Giuoco Piano
13. Grischuk vs Carlsen ½-½392017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Mamedyarov vs Carlsen 0-1282017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
15. W So vs Bacrot 1-0642017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)A21 English
16. Carlsen vs Topalov 1-0322017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)D76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
17. Nakamura vs Carlsen  ½-½362017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Caruana vs Bacrot 0-1452017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)A21 English
19. Topalov vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1462017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Mamedyarov vs W So  ½-½742017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Karjakin vs Grischuk  0-1582017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)C07 French, Tarrasch
22. Caruana vs Mamedyarov 0-1322017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)C81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
23. M Vachier-Lagrave vs W So  ½-½592017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)C67 Ruy Lopez
24. Bacrot vs Karjakin 0-1262017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Mamedyarov vs M Vachier-Lagrave 1-0282017Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)E60 King's Indian Defense
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Jun-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tuttifrutty: <Big. Deal.>

Big deal it is. It's not about rapid or blitz...it's about winning a game...it is called psychological empowerment, dodo boy...But we know.. as usual...your tiny pea size brain is unable to grasp the importance of the win even if your life depended on it.

Jun-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: hi Tutti,

"psychological empowerment" = confidence building.

Maybe for some of his more frantic fans but most us including Wesley knows how good he is. No need to drool over a rapid win over one player. Drool when he does it over everyone and stuffs the tournament in his back pocket.

Jun-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tuttifrutty: <BobbyFiske: Wesley enjoys a great start in Belgium. Must be the beer!>

Yes Sir...Stella Artois is IT.

Jun-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tuttifrutty: <Maybe for some of his more frantic fans but most us including Wesley knows how good he is.>

Maybe we know it took Wes 2 years to learn how to beat Giri.

<"psychological empowerment">

Maybe you just haven't experience the true meaning.

Jun-29-17  chesslearner1991: Carlsen is 2914 rating at rapid. Is this the highest ever?
Jun-29-17  nok: Highest rating ever means nothing as the pool changes.
Jun-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Jobaba on his way to an 0-6 result in rapid.

Ouch!

Jun-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: why doesn't this tournament have a page?
Jun-29-17  Chessinfinite: So beat Anand from a position that Anand should have drawn. Anand seems to have decided he is just having 'abandoned fun' with black pieces. So has now beaten all world champions in this event. Hm.
Jun-29-17  chessalem: that paris stop was the suffering at gethsemane...

wesley is now treking the road to mount calvary for his cruxificion...

come london time...he will rise from the dead to sit at the right hand of the father almighty.

Jun-29-17  chessalem: interview:

maurice: that was some smooth play wesley.

wesley: <s>m<o>oth is my name.

Jun-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: Looks like the older players (Ivanchuk, Kramnik and Anand) are wearing down, not too surprising.
Jun-29-17  chessalem: hmmm...wesley's rapid is never in doubt the best in the world. He now faces, nepo, ivan and levon in day 3 where he will score another 2.5 to finish unbeaten with 7.5 out of 9.

next would be blitz...can wesley redeem himself from his dismal performance in paris? I hope he does. Let us pray.

Jun-29-17  chessalem: standings after day 2:

# Name Pts SB

1 So, Wesley 5 12.25
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 4 9.75
Carlsen, Magnus 4 8.25
4 Giri, Anish 3.5 11.25
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 3.5 7.5
6 Aronian, Levon 3 4.5
7 Anand, Viswanathan 2.5 7.75
Ivanchuk, Vassily 2.5 5.5
9 Kramnik, Vladimir 2 6.25
10 Jobava, Baadur 0 0

Jun-29-17  chessalem: A lesson in history...Wesley the only unbeaten warrior from last year's rapid tourney:

YourNextMove Rapid (2016)

Will histor<y> r<e>peat it<s>elf once again?

Find the answer in my question.

Jun-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <chessalem: A lesson in history...Wesley the only unbeaten warrior from last year's rapid tourney:

YourNextMove Rapid (2016)

Will histor<y> r<e>peat it<s>elf once again?

Find the answer in my question.>

You k<no>w <w>hat I s<ay>?

Jun-29-17  chesslearner1991: Maurice abruptly cut Vassily's interview, atleast that's what it looked to me.
Jun-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: I mixed up all the commentators when I made my comment 3 or pages ago, so here's a corrected version (I apologize for the mix-up, I'm new to commented games. Next time I say something that's obviously wrong please do me a favor and ask me what the hell I'm talking about :-)

<Cristian Chirila's> commentary may be more expert than <Jovanka's> but I like her a lot, she has a good sense of humor and adds a human touch with a thought process closer to mine amidst the other GMs with their computer analyses, and she has a good rapport with Seirawan, which makes it fun to watch. Seirawan is very pleasant too and unpretentious, and he has very insightful comments. I'm sure he would be great at "guess the move". <Chirila's> commentaries are excellent, too. The only thing that bothers me a little bit about him is that he has the tic of using the first- and second persons when discussing the positions of third parties: With your pawn on c4, I will destroy your pawn structure and annihilate your castle! Other than that, he's great.

Jun-29-17  chessalem: < Maurice abruptly cut Vassily's interview, atleast that's what it looked to me.>

The Ukrainian GM then explained to Maurice Ashley that, during that phase, he was thinking about an online game he once played against Alexander Morozevich. After describing his thoughts on that, in a bizarre way Ashley then cut him off and ended the interview, leaving both Ivanchuk and the spectators bewildered.

https://www.chess.com/news/view/so-...

maurice was pissed off when ivanchuk would cut him off his second question...that's why he cut him off too.

Jun-30-17  chesslearner1991: <maurice was pissed off when ivanchuk would cut him off his second question...that's why he cut him off too>:

Ivanchuk is a great player and Maurice is only the commentator. Wonder whether Maurice would have done that to Hikaru or Magnus. Maurice is there because of the players, not otherwise.

I was sorry for Maurice during Magnus interview, now I don't.

Jul-01-17  Jambow: Magnus behaved very poorly, I wasn't impressed in the least. I'm not dwelling on it but if he doesn't man up and apologize he drops more than a notch as a descent person.

I truly felt sympathy for Ashley he was trying to get back on topic without making a scene.

<Sokrates> I'm in agreement.

Jul-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <Maurice Ashley■á@MauriceAshley Jun 26 Magnus and I have spoken and squashed the whole affair "smoothly." On to great chess! #GrandChessTour>
Jul-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <Sally Simpson> Your Auntie Ethel flew Lancaster's in WWII? Fascinating!
Jul-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Morf,

Amazing woman Auntie Ethel, she even grew a handlebar moustache to look the part.

But never mind her, what do you think of chess jacket design and my new house.

http://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blo...

Jul-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <Sally Simpson> I absolutely love the jacket and the rook house

I'm not making that up. I got nothing up my sleeve

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