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🏆 GCT Paris Rapid & Blitz (2021)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vladimir Kramnik, Teimour Radjabov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler, Richard Rapport, Etienne Bacrot, Alireza Firouzja

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GCT Paris Rapid & Blitz (2021)

The GCT Paris Rapid & Blitz was the second of five events of the $1,275,000 Grand Chess Tour 2021. It took place at the Mobilier National in Paris, France, from 18-22 June. Seven of the 10 tour regulars, So, Vachier-Lagrave, Firouzja, Aronian, Caruana, Radjabov and Rapport, were joined by event wild cards Nepomniachtchi, Svidler, Bacrot and Kramnik. The Rapid part was a 10-player round-robin and featured three rounds each day on the first three days, with a time control of 25 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second delay from move 1. The final two days were a Blitz double round-robin with 18 rounds of 5 minutes + 2-second delay. Rapid games counted double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. The games began each day at 2 pm local time. Svidler participated in the Rapid only, and Kramnik in the Blitz only. The tournament director was Tony Rich. Chief arbiter: Stephane Escafre. Number of games played: 45 Rapid + 90 Blitz = 135.

Wesley So won with 24.5/36 and earned 13 Grand Chess Tour points (GP):

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Pts GP 1 So *** 1½1 211 111 101 2½½ 1½½ 2½½ 11½ 1-- -½1 24½ 13 2 Nepomniachtchi 1½0 *** 0½1 100 21½ 1½½ 1½1 11½ 21½ 2-- -1½ 21½ - =3 Vachier-Lagrave 000 2½0 *** 201 110 1½½ 00½ 11½ 2½1 0-- -11 18 7.5 =3 Firouzja 100 111 010 *** 11½ 110 1½1 100 011 1-- -11 18 7.5 =5 Aronian 110 00½ 101 10½ *** 1½1 01½ 1½½ 110 2-- -½1 17½ 5.5 =5 Rapport 0½½ 1½½ 1½½ 101 1½0 *** 20½ 1½1 1½1 0-- -1½ 17½ 5.5 7 Svidler 1½½ 1½0 21½ 1½0 20½ 01½ *** 0½0 110 1-- -01 17 - 8 Caruana 0½½ 10½ 10½ 111 1½½ 1½0 2½1 *** 101 0-- -½0 16½ 3 9 Radjabov 10½ 00½ 0½0 200 101 1½0 101 110 *** 1-- -10 14 2 10 Bacrot 1-- 0-- 2-- 1-- 0-- 2-- 1-- 2-- 1-- *** --- 10 - 11 Kramnik -½0 -0½ -00 -00 -½0 -0½ -10 1½- -01 --- *** 5½ -

Official site: https://grandchesstour.org/2021-gra...
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Chess-Results 2: http://chess-results.com/tnr566111....
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Previous GCT event: GCT Bucharest Classic (2021). Next: GCT Croatia Rapid & Blitz (2021)

 page 2 of 6; games 26-50 of 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Vachier-Lagrave vs Nepomniachtchi  1-0262021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC02 French, Advance
27. Firouzja vs Rapport  ½-½552021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
28. Svidler vs Bacrot  ½-½652021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzA14 English
29. Radjabov vs Caruana  ½-½522021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
30. Caruana vs So  0-1292021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC67 Ruy Lopez
31. Bacrot vs Radjabov  ½-½912021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC67 Ruy Lopez
32. Rapport vs Svidler  1-0182021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzE61 King's Indian
33. Nepomniachtchi vs Firouzja  ½-½432021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC50 Giuoco Piano
34. Aronian vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½462021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzE60 King's Indian Defense
35. So vs Vachier-Lagrave  1-0272021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzD85 Grunfeld
36. Firouzja vs Aronian  ½-½1222021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC50 Giuoco Piano
37. Svidler vs Nepomniachtchi  ½-½262021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC11 French
38. Radjabov vs Rapport  ½-½492021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzE12 Queen's Indian
39. Caruana vs Bacrot  0-1552021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
40. Bacrot vs So  ½-½322021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC67 Ruy Lopez
41. Rapport vs Caruana  ½-½512021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzA07 King's Indian Attack
42. Nepomniachtchi vs Radjabov  1-0912021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC67 Ruy Lopez
43. Aronian vs Svidler  0-1422021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzE60 King's Indian Defense
44. Vachier-Lagrave vs Firouzja  1-0772021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC70 Ruy Lopez
45. Nepomniachtchi vs Rapport  ½-½362021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
46. Radjabov vs Firouzja  0-1572021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
47. Vachier-Lagrave vs Kramnik  1-0982021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzA37 English, Symmetrical
48. Svidler vs Aronian  0-1422021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzC78 Ruy Lopez
49. Rapport vs Aronian  ½-½332021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzA07 King's Indian Attack
50. Kramnik vs Svidler  1-0242021GCT Paris Rapid & BlitzB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 2 of 6; games 26-50 of 133  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-26-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Two GM draws were rejected, so 133 games.

Radjabov should have 1 GP perhaps if one has Bacrot/Kramnik together as no. 9 with 15.5 points. The official site has 17 pts for Caruana, I don't get it.

Jul-16-21  benderules: There is not a page about the GCT Croatia. Why?
Jul-16-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: On the homepage, click on <more events>:

GCT Blitz Croatia (2021)

GCT Rapid Croatia (2021)

Jul-18-21  benderules: Thank you. Not easy to find.

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