Paris GCT

 

Paris GCT joined the Grand Chess Tour in 2016 thanks to the generous sponsorship of Colliers International, Vivendi and DailyMotion and will once again be the first stop on the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. Paris is the first stop of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. The participants will play 9 games of rapid chess and 18 games of blitz for a total prize fund of $150,000!

 

DATES June 21-25, 2017
LOCATION Groupe Canal+, 1 Place du Spectacle, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $150,000
Commentators

English - GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Cristian Chirila, IM Jovanka Houska, GM Maurice Ashley and GM Romain Edouard

Spanish - GM Alejandro Ramirez and WIM Ivette Garcia

French - GM Yannick Pelletier, IM Almira Skripchenko and IM Jean-Baptiste Mullon

SPECTATORS The playing venue will not be open to the public this year but a number of parallel events have been planned at the Chateau Asnieres in conjunction with the French Chess Federation. Click here for more details
Photos For event photos, visit our Flickr page

2017 Paris GCT Field

Participants

Magnus Carlsen • Hikaru Nakamura • Wesley So • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave • Sergey Karjakin • Fabiano Caruana • Alexander Grischuk (WC) • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (WC) • Veselin Topalov (WC)Etienne Bacrot (WC) 

 

Final Tournament Standings

Schedule CET

Rapid (21 – 23 June)

Time 21 June 22 June 23 June
14.00 Round 1 Round 4 Round 7
15.30 Round 2 Round 5 Round 8 
17.00 Round 3 Round 6 Round 9

 

Blitz (24 – 25 June)

Time 24 June Time 25 June
14.00 Round 1 12.00 Round 10
14.30 Round 2 12.30 Round 11
15.00 Round 3 13.00 Round 12
15.30 Round 4 13.30 Round 13
16.00 Round 5 14.00 Round 14
16.30 Round 6 14.30 Round 15
17.00 Round 7 15.00 Round 16
17.30 Round 8 15.30 Round 17
18.00 Round 9 16.00 Round 18
    16.30 Playoffs
    18:30 Prizegiving

Prize Fund

PLACE PRIZE PLACE PRIZE
1st $37,500 6th $10,000
2nd $25,000 7th $7,500
3rd $20,000 8th $7,500
4th $15,000 9th $7,500
5th $12,500 10th $7,500
Total Prize Fund     $150,000
 
Grand Chess Tour: Art of Chess 2017

The Grand Chess Tour will be complemented this year by a traveling exhibition of chess-related art and artifacts from the Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield Collection and the permanent collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame. Spectators can view the exhibit June 21-25 at the Chateau D'Asnieres-Sur-Seine.  

For more information on the exhibition and artififacts >

 
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