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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 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Svidler vs Mamedyarov  0-1542021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC42 Petrov Defense
2. Le Quang Liem vs Caruana  0-1542021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Mamedyarov vs Le Quang Liem  0-1232021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC26 Vienna
4. Shankland vs Rapport  0-1322021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
5. Mamedyarov vs Shankland 0-1252021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. So vs Caruana 0-1242021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC50 Giuoco Piano
7. Dominguez Perez vs Mamedyarov  0-1322021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC42 Petrov Defense
8. Caruana vs Rapport  0-1522021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. Le Quang Liem vs Xiong  0-1202021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. Dominguez Perez vs Svidler  0-1572021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC53 Giuoco Piano
11. Rapport vs Svidler  0-1322021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzA04 Reti Opening
12. Le Quang Liem vs Caruana  0-1682021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Dominguez Perez vs Rapport  0-1962021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC53 Giuoco Piano
14. Caruana vs Xiong  0-1662021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Svidler vs Le Quang Liem  0-1722021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC53 Giuoco Piano
16. Shankland vs Nakamura  0-1652021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Shankland vs Le Quang Liem  0-1432021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC45 Scotch Game
18. Xiong vs Le Quang Liem  0-1422021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC44 King's Pawn Game
19. Shankland vs Rapport  0-1432021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzE92 King's Indian
20. Xiong vs Nakamura  0-1532021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC67 Ruy Lopez
21. Caruana vs Dominguez Perez  0-1742021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. Svidler vs Rapport  0-1692021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzB01 Scandinavian
23. Rapport vs Dominguez Perez  0-1452021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Shankland vs Caruana  0-1422021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzE46 Nimzo-Indian
25. Mamedyarov vs Rapport  0-1402021GCT Saint Louis Rapid & BlitzE61 King's Indian
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  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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