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🏆 GCT Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz (2021)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Richard Rapport, Le Quang Liem, Sam Shankland, Jeffery Xiong

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GCT Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz (2021)

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz was the fourth of five events of the $1,275,000 Grand Chess Tour 2021. It took place in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, 11-15 August. Four tour regulars, Caruana, Rapport, So and Mamedyarov were joined by wild cards Nakamura, Le Quang Liem, Shankland, Dominguez, Svidler and Xiong. 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 and 10 seconds added per move from move 1. The last two days were a 10-player 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. Games began each day at 3 pm local time. Chief organizer: Tony Rich. Chief arbiter: Christopher Bird. Number of games played: 45 Rapid + 90 Blitz = 135.

Hikaru Nakamura won undefeated with 24/36. Caruana earned 10 Grand Chess Tour points (GP):

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts GP 1 Nakamura *** 2½1 1½½ 1½½ 11½ 1½1 2½½ 2½½ 111 11½ 24 -- 2 Caruana 0½0 *** 0½½ 211 211 20½ 2½0 101 20½ 011 21 10 3 Rapport 1½½ 2½½ *** 1½½ 100 1½1 010 101 20½ 2½1 19½ 8 4 So 1½½ 000 1½½ *** 1½½ 110 1½1 11½ 11½ 201 18½ 7 5 Le Quang Liem 10½ 000 111 1½½ *** 2½½ 110 011 011 011 17½ -- =6 Mamedyarov 1½0 01½ 1½0 101 0½½ *** 201 210 1½1 010 17 4½ =6 Dominguez 0½½ 0½1 201 1½0 101 010 *** 0½1 21½ 1½½ 17 -- 8 Svidler 0½½ 110 110 10½ 200 001 2½0 *** 10½ 1½1 16 -- 9 Xiong 100 01½ 01½ 10½ 200 1½0 00½ 11½ *** 210 15 -- 10 Shankland 10½ 200 0½0 010 200 201 1½½ 1½0 001 *** 14½ --

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Previous GCT event: GCT Croatia Rapid & Blitz (2021). Next: Sinquefield Cup (2021)

 page 2 of 6; games 26-50 of 135  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. So vs Caruana 0-1242021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC50 Giuoco Piano
27. Dominguez Perez vs Mamedyarov  0-1322021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC42 Petrov Defense
28. Rapport vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½462021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzA06 Reti Opening
29. Shankland vs Nakamura  ½-½362021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
30. Xiong vs Svidler  ½-½472021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzD02 Queen's Pawn Game
31. Mamedyarov vs So  ½-½542021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
32. Caruana vs Rapport  0-1522021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
33. Nakamura vs Dominguez Perez  1-0372021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
34. Svidler vs Shankland  ½-½632021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
35. Le Quang Liem vs Xiong  0-1202021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzB12 Caro-Kann Defense
36. Shankland vs Le Quang Liem  1-0622021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzA13 English
37. Dominguez Perez vs Svidler  0-1572021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC53 Giuoco Piano
38. Rapport vs Xiong  1-0392021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzA07 King's Indian Attack
39. So vs Nakamura  ½-½582021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
40. Caruana vs Mamedyarov  1-0552021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
41. Nakamura vs Caruana  1-0432021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC78 Ruy Lopez
42. Svidler vs So  ½-½562021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC67 Ruy Lopez
43. Le Quang Liem vs Dominguez Perez  ½-½462021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
44. Xiong vs Shankland 1-0512021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzA15 English
45. Mamedyarov vs Rapport  ½-½212021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzE17 Queen's Indian
46. Svidler vs Caruana  1-0452021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC55 Two Knights Defense
47. Dominguez Perez vs So  ½-½472021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC53 Giuoco Piano
48. Mamedyarov vs Shankland 1-0702021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
49. Le Quang Liem vs Xiong  1-0472021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC01 French, Exchange
50. Rapport vs Nakamura  ½-½222021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
 page 2 of 6; games 26-50 of 135  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-17-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Not a single loss by Nakamura, astounding. The next competitor with the least number of losses had 5 (So)!

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