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Grand Chess Tour YourNextMove Rapid and Blitz 2016 (Games and Results)

Grand Chess Tour YourNextMove Rapid and Blitz 2016

The Grand Chess Tour YourNextMove Rapid and Blitz takes place in Leuven 17th to 20th June 2016. This follows the same format as the Paris event. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand (who is the only change from Paris).

Carlsen races to YourNextMove tournament win (10-18 Blitz)

Magnus Carlsen started with a very impressive 5/6 on the final day of the YourNextMove tournament in Leuven, Belgium. This run was enough to secure tournament victory with three rounds to spare. This performance along with his 4/4 on day two of the rapids took him to the win. Carlsen had winning chances even in the two draws he had in the first 6 games but after securing tournament victory he played very wildly to lose to Anish Giri and then drew his final games.

Wesley So followed a conservative policy of trying to avoid losses and picking up wins where he could and this took him to clear second place. Levon Aronian finished in third and Viswanathan Anand fourth. Paris winner Hikaru Nakamura performed well below his best and only finished 7th.

Day 2 blitz scores: Carlsen 6/9, Giri, Anand, Caruana 5pts, Aronian, So, MVL and Nakamura 4.5pts Kramnik 4pts and Topalov 2pts.

Final blitz standings: Carlsen 11pts/18, Aronian 10pts, Anand, Nakamura, So 9.5pts, Kramnik, MVL 9pts, Caruana 8.5pts, Giri 8pts, Topalov 6pts.

Final combined results: Carlsen 23pts, Wesley So 20.5pts, Aronian 20pts, Anand 19.5pts, Caruana 17.5pts, MVL 17pts, Nakamura 16.5, Kramnik, Giri 16pts, Topalov 14pts.

The remaining events on this year's Grand Chess Tour are the 4th Sinquefield Cup 4th to 16th August 2016 and the 8th London Chess Classic 7th to 19th December 2016. Magnus Carlsen leads the Grand Chess Tour with 23 points ahead of Nakamura and So on 17pts but will miss at least the Sinquefield Cup if not both of these later events.

GCT Rapid and Blitz YourNextMove 2016 (10-18 Blitz)

GCT Rapid and Blitz YourNextMove 2016 (Leuven BEL)
Fri 17th Jun 2016 - Mon 20th Jun 2016 - Official Site - Results - Live

GCT Rapid YourNextMove (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Games Rapid

GCT Blitz YourNextMove (10 players 18 Rds DRR Indiv TC:5m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Blitz

GCT Rapid YourNextMove (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Games Rapid

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GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (BEL), 17-20 vi 2016 cat. XXII (2792)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2855 * ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 6 2910
2. So, Wesley g USA 2770 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 2874
3. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2770 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 0 5 2837
4. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2792 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 5 2835
5. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2804 1 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 0 1 2790
6. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 4 2749
7. Giri, Anish g NED 2782 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 ½ 4 2750
8. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2761 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 4 2752
9. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2787 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 * 0 2712
10. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2812 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 * 2710
Round 1 (June 17, 2016)
So, Wesley - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 38 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish 1-0 57 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Caruana, Fabiano - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 51 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 36 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 43 A14 Reti Opening
Round 2 (June 17, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 49 A20 English Opening
So, Wesley - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 49 D53 Queens Gambit
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 48 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 64 C50 Giuoco Piano
Topalov, Veselin - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 45 C53 Giuoco Piano
Round 3 (June 17, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 45 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 57 A09 Reti Opening
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - So, Wesley ½-½ 42 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nakamura, Hikaru - Giri, Anish 0-1 34 D04 Queen's Pawn Game
Kramnik, Vladimir - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 68 A07 Barcza System
Round 4 (June 17, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 54 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
So, Wesley - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 41 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Anand, Viswanathan - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 39 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 32 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 39 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 5 (June 17, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 61 D14 Slav Exchange
Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley 0-1 50 A09 Reti Opening
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 43 A20 English Opening
Nakamura, Hikaru - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 17 D38 QGD Ragozin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Giri, Anish ½-½ 73 D77 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Round 6 (June 18, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 47 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
So, Wesley - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 33 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Anand, Viswanathan - Giri, Anish 1-0 26 C50 Giuoco Piano
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 36 A14 Reti Opening
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 50 A78 Benoni
Round 7 (June 18, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon 0-1 68 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 23 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Topalov, Veselin - So, Wesley 0-1 28 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Nakamura, Hikaru - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 35 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 51 A14 Reti Opening
Round 8 (June 18, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 38 C50 Giuoco Piano
So, Wesley - Giri, Anish ½-½ 23 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Aronian, Levon - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 37 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Caruana, Fabiano - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 40 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 66 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 9 (June 18, 2016)
Anand, Viswanathan - So, Wesley ½-½ 17 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 88 A04 Dutch System
Topalov, Veselin - Aronian, Levon 1-0 55 A28 English Four Knights
Nakamura, Hikaru - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 117 A05 Various
Kramnik, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 54 A04 Dutch System

GCT Blitz YourNextMove (10 players 18 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 5m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Blitz

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GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (BEL), 17-20 vi 2016 cat. XXII (2792)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2855 * * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 1 1 11.0 2865
2. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2792 ½ ½ * * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 10.0 2835
3. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2770 ½ 0 ½ 0 * * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 9.5 2815
4. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2787 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 9.5 2813
5. So, Wesley g USA 2770 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * * 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 9.5 2815
6. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2812 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 * * 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 9.0 2790
7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 1 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 * * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 9.0 2792
8. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2804 1 0 0 1 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ * * 1 ½ 0 1 8.5 2769
9. Giri, Anish g NED 2782 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * * 0 1 8.0 2750
10. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2761 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 * * 6.0 2670
Round 1 (June 19, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 43 C50 Giuoco Piano
Kramnik, Vladimir - So, Wesley 1-0 38 A07 Barcza System
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 34 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish 1-0 34 A06 Zukertort Opening
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 59 A21 English Opening
Round 2 (June 19, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 61 A04 Dutch System
Anand, Viswanathan - Giri, Anish ½-½ 27 C50 Giuoco Piano
Nakamura, Hikaru - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 45 D00 Queen's Pawn Game
So, Wesley - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 74 A35 English Symmetrical
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 48 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 3 (June 19, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 57 D38 QGD Ragozin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon 1-0 36 A07 Barcza System
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 72 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Caruana, Fabiano - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 69 A05 Various
Giri, Anish - So, Wesley ½-½ 57 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (June 19, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 37 B53 Sicilian Hungarian
Aronian, Levon - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 34 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Anand, Viswanathan - So, Wesley ½-½ 49 C53 Giuoco Piano
Nakamura, Hikaru - Giri, Anish 1-0 48 D11 Slav Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 52 A13 Reti Opening
Round 5 (June 19, 2016)
So, Wesley - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 71 A18 English Opening
Kramnik, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 53 A04 Dutch System
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 51 A08 Barcza System
Caruana, Fabiano - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 41 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Giri, Anish - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 88 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 6 (June 19, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 90 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Aronian, Levon - So, Wesley 1-0 22 A09 Reti Opening
Anand, Viswanathan - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 45 C50 Giuoco Piano
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 48 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Topalov, Veselin - Giri, Anish 1-0 53 A09 Reti Opening
Round 7 (June 19, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 53 A45 Trompowsky
So, Wesley - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 38 B54 Sicilian Rauzer
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 48 A04 Dutch System
Caruana, Fabiano - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 51 A04 Dutch System
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 50 C55 Two Knights Defence
Round 8 (June 19, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - So, Wesley 1-0 30 D11 Slav Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 31 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 36 A04 Dutch System
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish ½-½ 59 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Topalov, Veselin - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 132 A13 Reti Opening
Round 9 (June 19, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 73 A14 Reti Opening
Nakamura, Hikaru - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 62 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
So, Wesley - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 76 A04 Dutch System
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 70 A01 Larsen Opening
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 35 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 10 (June 20, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 55 A90 Dutch Classical
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 34 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Nakamura, Hikaru - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 68 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
So, Wesley - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 41 A14 Reti Opening
Giri, Anish - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 44 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 11 (June 20, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 36 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Kramnik, Vladimir - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 73 A14 Reti Opening
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 40 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley ½-½ 62 A05 Various
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 39 A14 Reti Opening
Round 12 (June 20, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 52 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 41 C50 Giuoco Piano
Nakamura, Hikaru - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 36 B08 Pirc Defence
So, Wesley - Giri, Anish ½-½ 45 A13 Reti Opening
Topalov, Veselin - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 37 A20 English Opening
Round 13 (June 20, 2016)
So, Wesley - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 43 C50 Giuoco Piano
Kramnik, Vladimir - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 83 A07 Barcza System
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 34 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon 1-0 39 A13 Reti Opening
Giri, Anish - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 85 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 14 (June 20, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 66 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish ½-½ 47 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Anand, Viswanathan - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 51 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Nakamura, Hikaru - So, Wesley ½-½ 52 D05 Colle System
Topalov, Veselin - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 50 A30 English Symmetrical
Round 15 (June 20, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 33 A21 English Opening
So, Wesley - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 40 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Kramnik, Vladimir - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 66 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Caruana, Fabiano - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 36 A09 Reti Opening
Giri, Anish - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 47 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Round 16 (June 20, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Giri, Anish 0-1 39 B23 Sicilian Closed
Aronian, Levon - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 35 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Anand, Viswanathan - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 44 C50 Giuoco Piano
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 57 B40 Sicilian Classical
Topalov, Veselin - So, Wesley 0-1 42 C53 Giuoco Piano
Round 17 (June 20, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 60 D17 Slav Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 47 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
So, Wesley - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 45 A80 Dutch
Caruana, Fabiano - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 54 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 67 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Round 18 (June 20, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 58 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Anand, Viswanathan - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 44 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Giri, Anish 1-0 25 D03 Queen's Pawn Game
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - So, Wesley ½-½ 31 A36 English Botvinnik
Topalov, Veselin - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 23 A28 English Four Knights

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