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Your Next Move (Blitz) Tournament

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

Previous leg: Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid (2016) / Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz (2016)

 page 3 of 4; games 51-75 of 90  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. A Giri vs Topalov  1-0472016Your Next Move (Blitz)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
52. W So vs Aronian  ½-½402016Your Next Move (Blitz)C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
53. Nakamura vs Anand 0-1332016Your Next Move (Blitz)A21 English
54. Nakamura vs W So  ½-½522016Your Next Move (Blitz)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
55. Aronian vs A Giri  ½-½472016Your Next Move (Blitz)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
56. Topalov vs W So 0-1422016Your Next Move (Blitz)C53 Giuoco Piano
57. Aronian vs Nakamura  ½-½352016Your Next Move (Blitz)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
58. Carlsen vs Nakamura ½-½582016Your Next Move (Blitz)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
59. Vachier-Lagrave vs W So  ½-½312016Your Next Move (Blitz)A36 English
60. Kramnik vs A Giri 1-0252016Your Next Move (Blitz)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
61. Anand vs Caruana  ½-½442016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
62. Caruana vs Kramnik 1-0542016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
63. A Giri vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½672016Your Next Move (Blitz)A15 English
64. W So vs Carlsen  ½-½452016Your Next Move (Blitz)A80 Dutch
65. Nakamura vs Topalov  1-0472016Your Next Move (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
66. Aronian vs Anand  1-0602016Your Next Move (Blitz)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
67. Topalov vs Aronian  ½-½232016Your Next Move (Blitz)A28 English
68. Topalov vs Caruana  0-1502016Your Next Move (Blitz)A30 English, Symmetrical
69. Carlsen vs Kramnik  ½-½662016Your Next Move (Blitz)C67 Ruy Lopez
70. Carlsen vs Topalov 1-0362016Your Next Move (Blitz)D80 Grunfeld
71. Vachier-Lagrave vs Aronian  ½-½402016Your Next Move (Blitz)C78 Ruy Lopez
72. Kramnik vs Nakamura  ½-½732016Your Next Move (Blitz)A14 English
73. Caruana vs W So  ½-½622016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
74. A Giri vs Anand  ½-½392016Your Next Move (Blitz)A14 English
75. A Giri vs Caruana  ½-½442016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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:
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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