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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Your Next Move (Blitz) Tournament

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

Chessgames.com 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) http://grandchesstour.org/2016-your... , (2) http://www.yournextmove.be/

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

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Nakamura  0-1342016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1512016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
3. Carlsen vs Caruana 0-1902016Your Next Move (Blitz)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. Caruana vs Topalov  0-1412016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Kramnik vs Carlsen 0-1532016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
6. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand 0-1512016Your Next Move (Blitz)A08 King's Indian Attack
7. Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1372016Your Next Move (Blitz)B53 Sicilian
8. Topalov vs Carlsen 0-1482016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Carlsen vs A Giri 0-1392016Your Next Move (Blitz)B23 Sicilian, Closed
10. Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1662016Your Next Move (Blitz)A48 King's Indian
11. Caruana vs Carlsen 0-1362016Your Next Move (Blitz)A09 Reti Opening
12. Nakamura vs Anand 0-1332016Your Next Move (Blitz)A21 English
13. Topalov vs Caruana  0-1502016Your Next Move (Blitz)A30 English, Symmetrical
14. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen 0-1342016Your Next Move (Blitz)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. Kramnik vs Topalov 0-1832016Your Next Move (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
16. Anand vs Carlsen 0-1412016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
17. W So vs Kramnik  0-1412016Your Next Move (Blitz)A14 English
18. Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1682016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. Topalov vs W So 0-1422016Your Next Move (Blitz)C53 Giuoco Piano
 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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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