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. ... [more]
Player: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
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|Jun-21-16|| ||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|| ||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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