|St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2018)|
The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz is the third stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. The 10-player tournament takes place in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 11-15 August and sees tour regulars Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Karjakin, MVL, So, Mamedyarov, Grischuk and wild card Dominguez. The prize fund is $150,000, with $37,500 for 1st place.
The rapid section is a single round-robin with 3 rounds each day on the first 3 days at a time control of 25 minutes for all moves and a 10-second delay from move 1. The final 2 days are a blitz double round-robin, with 18 rounds of 5 minutes + 3-second delay blitz. Rapid games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. A tie for first place will be decided in a 2-game Rapid mini-match (10min + 5sec delay), only between the top two, and if necessary an Armageddon game (5 vs. 4). The playoff takes place shortly after the last round. (1)
Blitz section: St. Louis Blitz (2018)
Official site: https://grandchesstour.org/2018-gra...
(1) Chess24: St. Louis Rapid & Blitz GCT https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
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|1. W So vs Mamedyarov
|| ||0-1||30||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||C46 Three Knights|
|2. L Dominguez vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||23||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|3. Grischuk vs Nakamura
|| ||½-½||20||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|4. Anand vs Karjakin
|| ||½-½||29||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|5. W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave
|| ||½-½||34||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||A04 Reti Opening|
|6. Caruana vs Mamedyarov
|| ||1-0||56||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|7. Nakamura vs W So
|| ||1-0||59||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||C45 Scotch Game|
|8. Karjakin vs L Dominguez
|| ||1-0||28||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand
|| ||1-0||57||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Karjakin vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||51||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||A04 Reti Opening|
|11. Anand vs Nakamura
||1-0||35||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|12. L Dominguez vs M Vachier-Lagrave
|| ||½-½||36||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||A04 Reti Opening|
|13. Grischuk vs Caruana
|| ||0-1||31||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||A06 Reti Opening|
|14. Aronian vs Caruana
||0-1||35||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|15. Mamedyarov vs Grischuk
|| ||½-½||52||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|16. W So vs L Dominguez
|| ||0-1||50||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|17. Karjakin vs Caruana
|| ||½-½||48||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|18. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov
|| ||0-1||35||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|19. Aronian vs Nakamura
|| ||0-1||48||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|20. L Dominguez vs Grischuk
|| ||½-½||47||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|21. Anand vs W So
|| ||0-1||45||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|22. Mamedyarov vs Nakamura
|| ||½-½||30||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||A06 Reti Opening|
|23. Anand vs Aronian
|| ||0-1||39||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|24. Grischuk vs Karjakin
|| ||½-½||33||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation|
|25. Nakamura vs Caruana
|| ||½-½||35||2018||St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
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