2016 Paris GCT Recap

The final day of the Paris Grand Chess Tour brought all the drama and excitement that one could have hoped for. World Champion Magnus Carlsen started and finished the day ahead of the field, but the final standings can’t do justice to the roller coaster ride that was today.

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The first day of the blitz portion of the Paris Grand Chess Tour didn’t shake up the standings too much but it did provide both high quality games and entertainment. After a grueling nine rounds, Magnus Carlsen still leads the tournament with Hikaru Nakamura closing the gap and trailing him by only one point.

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World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the rapid portion of the Paris Grand Chess Tour with an impressive 14/18 score. Former Blitz World Champion Alexander Grischuk had a very strong showing in day three and is only a point behind Carlsen.

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The second day of the rapid tournament brought another series of games full of excitement, brilliancies and heartbreaks. The leaderboard completely changed, as Magnus Carlsen reminded everyone why he is considered the most dominant chess player in the world.

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The first leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off in Paris with the rapid portion of the event. After three games, the 2016 Grand Chess Tour winner Wesley So and World Champion Magnus Carlsen are tied for first place with Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov trailing by a point.

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By WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

The final day of the Paris leg of the Grand Chess Tour started with big tension as Hikaru Nakamura was only half a point ahead of Magnus Carlsen. The suspense was building up around the last around, when the two blitz players were supposed to battle it out. It was almost assumed that the very last game would decide the winner, but in reality the dust settled two rounds before. 

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By WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

After two days of rapid, it was time to speed things up even more as the blitz portion of the tournament kicked off on Saturday. The day started and ended the same way: with Hikaru Nakamura in the lead and Magnus Carlsen trailing right behind. Everything that happened in between was complete madness full of blunders, good and bad nerves, and even an illegal move

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By WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

The rapid portion of the first leg of the Grand Chess Tour came to an end in Paris, and what a day it was! Going into the second half of the event, world champion Magnus Carlsen was tied for first place with American GM Hikaru Nakamura.

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by WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

The 2016 Grand Chess Tour kicked off in Paris with a rapid tournament and it was everything the fans could have asked for. The games were full of blunders, missed opportunities, brilliancies, subtleties and remarkable precision. The top players in the world battled it out on a beautiful stage at Maison De La Chimie and it was clear that they came to play.

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