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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]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave9/18(+5 -5 =8)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik9/18(+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] 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) , (2)

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

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Topalov vs Anand  ½-½592016Your Next Move (Blitz)A21 English
2. Anand vs Nakamura ½-½452016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
3. Kramnik vs Anand  ½-½482016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
4. A Giri vs Carlsen  ½-½502016Your Next Move (Blitz)C55 Two Knights Defense
5. Nakamura vs Aronian  ½-½532016Your Next Move (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Anand vs Aronian  ½-½312016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. Topalov vs Nakamura ½-½1322016Your Next Move (Blitz)A13 English
8. Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri  ½-½592016Your Next Move (Blitz)C77 Ruy Lopez
9. A Giri vs Kramnik  ½-½352016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
10. Nakamura vs Carlsen ½-½622016Your Next Move (Blitz)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. A Giri vs Aronian  ½-½882016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
12. Topalov vs Kramnik  ½-½522016Your Next Move (Blitz)A13 English
13. Carlsen vs Aronian  ½-½432016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
14. Anand vs A Giri  ½-½272016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
15. Nakamura vs Kramnik  ½-½452016Your Next Move (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Aronian vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½612016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
17. Carlsen vs Anand  ½-½572016Your Next Move (Blitz)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
18. Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov  ½-½722016Your Next Move (Blitz)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
19. Caruana vs Nakamura  ½-½692016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
20. A Giri vs W So  ½-½572016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. Anand vs W So  ½-½492016Your Next Move (Blitz)C53 Giuoco Piano
22. Nakamura vs W So  ½-½522016Your Next Move (Blitz)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
23. W So vs Aronian  ½-½402016Your Next Move (Blitz)C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
24. Anand vs Kramnik  ½-½442016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
25. Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana  ½-½572016Your Next Move (Blitz)B40 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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:
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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