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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]
Wesley So9.5/18(+5 -4 =9)[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] 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 4 of 4; games 76-90 of 90  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
76. W So vs Kramnik  0-1412016Your Next Move (Blitz)A14 English
77. Nakamura vs Vachier-Lagrave 0-1682016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
78. Aronian vs Carlsen  ½-½552016Your Next Move (Blitz)A90 Dutch
79. Anand vs Carlsen 0-1412016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
80. Topalov vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½372016Your Next Move (Blitz)A20 English
81. Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave  1-0512016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
82. Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen 0-1342016Your Next Move (Blitz)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
83. Kramnik vs Topalov 0-1832016Your Next Move (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
84. Caruana vs Aronian  1-0392016Your Next Move (Blitz)A13 English
85. A Giri vs Nakamura  ½-½852016Your Next Move (Blitz)C67 Ruy Lopez
86. W So vs Anand  ½-½432016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
87. W So vs A Giri  ½-½452016Your Next Move (Blitz)A13 English
88. Nakamura vs Caruana  1-0362016Your Next Move (Blitz)B08 Pirc, Classical
89. Aronian vs Kramnik  ½-½522016Your Next Move (Blitz)D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
90. Anand vs Topalov  1-0342016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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