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Spectators may not be familiar with Leuven, but you should be. This city was a commercial centre and county capital more than a century before Brussels was even founded. Boasting the largest University in the Benelux Union, the city is a rich piece of European history waiting to be discovered. The participants in the YNM GCT tournament will play 9 games of rapid chess and 18 games of blitz for a total prize fund of $150,000.

DATES June 28 – July 2, 2017
LOCATION Leuven City Hall, Belgium
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 Nigel Short
Spanish - GM Alejandro Ramierez and WIM Ivette Garcia
SPECTATORS Register here
2016 GCT Players

Your Next Move, Leuven, Belgium 2016

Participants

Magnus Carlsen • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave • Viswanathan Anand • Wesley So • Ian Nepomniachtchi • Levon Aronian• Vladimir Kramnik (WC) • Anish Giri (WC) • Vassily Ivanchuk (WC) • Baadur Jobava (WC)

Schedule CET

Rapid (28– 30 June)

Time 28 June 29 June 30 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 (1 – 2 July)

Time 1 July 2 July
14.00 Round 1 Round 10
14.30 Round 2 Round 11
15.00 Round 3 Round 12
15.30 Round 4 Round 13
16.00 Round 5 Round 14
16.30 Round 6 Round 15
17.00 Round 7 Round 16
17.30 Round 8 Round 17
18.00 Round 9 Round 18
18.30 End of Play Playoffs / 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 28-July 2 at the Leuven City Hall.  

For more information on the exhibition and artififacts >