Paris GCT

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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 a city known for its rich chess history, and the players will wow audiences around the world in one of the strongest rapid and blitz events in the world. Held a stones throw from the river Seine at the beautiful Maison de la Chimie, Paris GCT features a $150,000 prize fund and sets the tone for the season. Will American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura repeat his dominant performance last year?

DATES June 20-26, 2017
LOCATION Maison de la Chimie
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $150,000
COMMENTATORS Learn about our live broadcast and audience commentators.
SPECTATORS Details coming soon!
2016 Paris GCT Field

2016 Paris GCT Field


Tuesday, June 20 Community Day
  Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, June 21 Rapid  |  Rounds 1 - 3
Thursday, June 22 Rapid  |  Rounds 4 - 6
Friday, June 23 Rapid  |  Rounds 7 - 9
Saturday, June 24 Blitz  |  Rounds 1 - 9
Sunday, June 25 Blitz  |  Rounds 10 - 18
  Playoff (if necessary)
  Closing Ceremony
Monday, June 26 Departure

* All times listed are (GMT+1). Dates and times subject to change.

Paris GCT Prize Fund

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

Live Spectator Accommodations

Details on spectator accommodations coming soon.