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🏆 GCT Croatia Rapid & Blitz (2021)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Garry Kasparov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Anton Korobov, Ivan Saric, Jorden van Foreest

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
GCT Croatia Rapid & Blitz (2021)

The Croatia Rapid & Blitz was the third of five events of the $1,275,000 Grand Chess Tour 2021. It took place at the Kongresni Centar NSK in Zagreb, Croatia, from 7-11 July. Four tour regulars, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov and Grischuk, were joined by event wild cards Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Duda, Korobov, van Foreest, Saric and Kasparov. 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. Saric participated in the Rapid only, and Kasparov in the Blitz only. Tournament director: Zlatko Klaric. Chief arbiter: Nenad Doric. Number of games played: 45 Rapid + 90 Blitz = 135.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with 23/36 and earned 13 Grand Chess Tour points (GP):

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Pts GP 1 Vachier-Lagrave *** 2½½ 101 11½ 2½1 01½ 11½ 1½1 11½ 1-- -11 23 13 2 Anand 0½½ *** 00½ 101 11½ 1½½ 1½½ 211 211 1-- -11 21 - 3 Giri 110 21½ *** 1½1 1½0 1½1 1½½ 201 1½½ 0-- -1½ 20½ 8 =4 Nepomniachtchi 10½ 110 1½0 *** 110 200 2½½ 211 11½ 0-- -1½ 20 - =4 Duda 0½0 10½ 1½1 101 *** 210 1½0 211 101 1-- -11 20 - 6 Mamedyarov 20½ 1½½ 1½0 011 001 *** 101 100 211 1-- -11 19 5 7 Grischuk 10½ 1½½ 1½½ 0½½ 1½1 110 *** 110 1½1 1-- -½1 18 4 8 Korobov 1½0 000 010 000 000 111 101 *** 211 2-- -11 15½ - 9 Van Foreest 10½ 000 1½½ 10½ 110 000 1½0 000 *** 1-- -10 10½ - 10 Saric 1-- 1-- 2-- 2-- 1-- 1-- 1-- 0-- 1-- *** --- 10 - 11 Kasparov -00 -00 -0½ -0½ -00 -00 -½0 -00 -01 --- *** 2½ -

Official site: https://grandchesstour.org/2021-gra...
Regulations: https://grandchesstour.org/2021-gra...
Chess-Results 1: http://chess-results.com/tnr568069....
Chess-Results 2: http://chess-results.com/tnr568068....
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/vac...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/croat...
chess24: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...
FIDE 1: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...
FIDE 2: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...

Previous GCT event: GCT Paris Rapid & Blitz (2021). Next: GCT Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz (2021)

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 135  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nepomniachtchi vs A Korobov  1-0342021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzC11 French
2. Mamedyarov vs Vachier-Lagrave  1-0322021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzA48 King's Indian
3. Anand vs J van Foreest  1-0542021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
4. Grischuk vs Giri  ½-½312021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzC78 Ruy Lopez
5. Duda vs I Saric  ½-½472021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A Korobov vs I Saric  1-0472021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzB40 Sicilian
7. Giri vs Duda  ½-½402021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. J van Foreest vs Grischuk  ½-½282021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzC53 Giuoco Piano
9. Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand  1-0482021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. Nepomniachtchi vs Mamedyarov  1-0502021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzE72 King's Indian
11. Mamedyarov vs A Korobov  ½-½212021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. Anand vs Nepomniachtchi  ½-½272021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. Grischuk vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½242021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzD85 Grunfeld
14. Duda vs J van Foreest  ½-½702021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. I Saric vs Giri  1-0702021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzC53 Giuoco Piano
16. A Korobov vs Giri  0-1522021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzC26 Vienna
17. J van Foreest vs I Saric  ½-½512021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Vachier-Lagrave vs Duda  1-0622021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
19. Nepomniachtchi vs Grischuk  1-0472021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzA13 English
20. Mamedyarov vs Anand  ½-½702021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
21. Anand vs A Korobov  1-0442021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzC11 French
22. Grischuk vs Mamedyarov  ½-½302021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
23. Duda vs Nepomniachtchi  ½-½502021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
24. I Saric vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½492021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Giri vs J van Foreest  ½-½612021GCT Croatia Rapid & BlitzC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 135  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-20-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: https://grandchesstour.org/2021-gra... lists only nine participants. Did Firouzja withdraw from the Grand Chess Tour?

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