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

Carlsen races to YourNextMove tournament win

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.

Grand Chess Tour Standings

Grand Chess Tour 2016 Standinga after two events
RkNamePtsPrize Money
1Carlsen, Magnus23$67,500
2Nakamura, Hikaru17$45,000
2So, Wesley17$45,000
4Aronian, Levon14$30,000
5Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime13$22,000
6Caruana, Fabiano9$22,500
7Giri, Anish7.5$15,000
8Anand, Viswanathan7$15,000
9Kramnik, Vladimir6.5$15,000
10Topalov, Veselin3$15,000

Final Blitz Standings

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 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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