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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]
Hikaru Nakamura9.5/18(+4 -3 =11)[games]
Viswanathan Anand9.5/18(+4 -3 =11)[games]
Wesley So9.5/18(+5 -4 =9)[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 2; games 1-25 of 26  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kramnik vs W So 1-0382016Your Next Move (Blitz)A06 Reti Opening
2. Aronian vs Topalov  1-0732016Your Next Move (Blitz)A14 English
3. W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave 1-0762016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
4. Caruana vs Anand  1-0702016Your Next Move (Blitz)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
5. Kramnik vs Caruana  1-0362016Your Next Move (Blitz)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Carlsen vs W So 1-0302016Your Next Move (Blitz)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. W So vs Topalov  1-0382016Your Next Move (Blitz)B54 Sicilian
8. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kramnik  1-0482016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Topalov vs A Giri 1-0532016Your Next Move (Blitz)A09 Reti Opening
10. Aronian vs W So 1-0222016Your Next Move (Blitz)A09 Reti Opening
11. Caruana vs A Giri  1-0342016Your Next Move (Blitz)A06 Reti Opening
12. W So vs Caruana 1-0742016Your Next Move (Blitz)D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. Kramnik vs Aronian 1-0362016Your Next Move (Blitz)A06 Reti Opening
14. Nakamura vs A Giri  1-0482016Your Next Move (Blitz)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Aronian vs Caruana  1-0342016Your Next Move (Blitz)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. W So vs Nakamura 1-0712016Your Next Move (Blitz)A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
17. Caruana vs Kramnik 1-0542016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. Nakamura vs Topalov  1-0472016Your Next Move (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Aronian vs Anand  1-0602016Your Next Move (Blitz)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. A Giri vs Topalov  1-0472016Your Next Move (Blitz)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
21. Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave  1-0512016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. Caruana vs Aronian  1-0392016Your Next Move (Blitz)A13 English
23. Nakamura vs Caruana  1-0362016Your Next Move (Blitz)B08 Pirc, Classical
24. Carlsen vs Topalov 1-0362016Your Next Move (Blitz)D80 Grunfeld
25. Anand vs Topalov  1-0342016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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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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