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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Your Next Move (Blitz) Tournament

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

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Your Next Move (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 2 of 4; games 26-50 of 90  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Nakamura vs Kramnik  ½-½452016Your Next Move (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
27. W So vs Caruana 1-0742016Your Next Move (Blitz)D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
28. Anand vs A Giri  ½-½272016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
29. Caruana vs A Giri  1-0342016Your Next Move (Blitz)A06 Reti Opening
30. Kramnik vs W So 1-0382016Your Next Move (Blitz)A06 Reti Opening
31. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Nakamura  0-1342016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
32. Carlsen vs Aronian  ½-½432016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
33. Topalov vs Anand  ½-½592016Your Next Move (Blitz)A21 English
34. Topalov vs Carlsen 0-1482016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
35. Carlsen vs Anand  ½-½572016Your Next Move (Blitz)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
36. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov  ½-½722016Your Next Move (Blitz)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
37. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand 0-1512016Your Next Move (Blitz)A08 King's Indian Attack
38. Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1372016Your Next Move (Blitz)B53 Sicilian
39. Topalov vs Kramnik  ½-½522016Your Next Move (Blitz)A13 English
40. Aronian vs Caruana  1-0342016Your Next Move (Blitz)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
41. Nakamura vs A Giri  1-0482016Your Next Move (Blitz)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
42. Anand vs W So  ½-½492016Your Next Move (Blitz)C53 Giuoco Piano
43. A Giri vs W So  ½-½572016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
44. Caruana vs Nakamura  ½-½692016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
45. Kramnik vs Aronian 1-0362016Your Next Move (Blitz)A06 Reti Opening
46. Carlsen vs A Giri 0-1392016Your Next Move (Blitz)B23 Sicilian, Closed
47. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana  ½-½572016Your Next Move (Blitz)B40 Sicilian
48. Anand vs Kramnik  ½-½442016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
49. Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1662016Your Next Move (Blitz)A48 King's Indian
50. Caruana vs Carlsen 0-1362016Your Next Move (Blitz)A09 Reti Opening
 page 2 of 4; games 26-50 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  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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