2016 YourNextMove GCT Recap

By Tatev Abrahamyan

After nine more blitz games, the Leuven leg of the Grand Chess Tour came to an end. World Champion Magnus Carlsen started the day with a lead over the rest of the field and had no trouble sealing the deal with three rounds to go.

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By Tatev Abrahamyan

A full day of blitz passed by, leaving us with the same standings as we started with: Magnus Carlsen in first place with Wesley So one point behind. However, this consistency in the standings in no way reflects the tremulous day both men had

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By Tatev Abrahamyan

After a disastrous first day, Magnus Carlsen showed great tenacity and resilience as he annihilated the rest of the competition to win the rapid portion of the Leuven leg of the Grand Chess Tour. The world champion described his embarrassing blunder against Nakamura as a “complete breakdown” but was able to shake it off and start the day afresh.

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By Tatev Abrahamyan

The second leg of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour began in Leuven, Belgium on June 17, after a four-day break from the Paris event. The field was even stronger as the five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand replaced the Parisian wildcard, Laurent Fressinet.

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The Grand Chess Tour was introduced to the chess scene in 2015 to give the world’s very best players a new series of tournaments to compete in and also as a way to promote chess to the general public. Not only were the players treated as superstars and got to play in three of the most beautiful places in the world for a large sum of money, but each tournament also hosted many activities for the chess fans.

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