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2016 Grand Chess Tour Starts in Paris, France and Leuven, Belgium

SAINT LOUIS (June 7, 2016) – The 2016 Grand Chess Tour starts June 9th with back to back tournaments in Paris, France and Leuven, Belgium. The four-stop international chess tour features the world’s elite chess players, and this year, the Grand Chess Tour launches with the Paris Grand Chess Tour June 9-12th, 2016.  

The four day tournament will take place at Maison De La Chimie in Paris, France and will feature nine rounds of rapid matches and 18 rounds of blitz. The $150,000 total prizes and grand chess tour points are awarded based on the combined results from both formats.

THE PARIS GRAND CHESS TOUR IS FREE TO AIR - PARIS GRAND CHESS TOUR 2016 - POWERED BY DAILYMOTION GAMES

Paris, France - Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Paris Grand Chess Tour is free to air

The Paris Grand Chess Tour is delighted to announce that all 27 rounds over the 4-day duration of the tournament will be streamed live direct from the venue and made available to all major chess websites and portals to broadcast in real time and free of charge.

PARIS GRAND CHESS TOUR 2016 - A POWERFUL EVENT - DAILYMOTION GAMES

Paris, France - Friday, 20 May 2016 - A World Class Tournament

Paris Grand Chess Tour is the new French leg of the prestigious 2016 Grand Chess Tour circuit. Ten of the World's very best chess players will be competing over four days for a total prize pool of $150,000. The tournament will run from the 9th until the 12th June 2016 at La Maison de la Chimie in Paris, France.

GRAND CHESS TOUR ANNOUNCES FIELD FOR 2016 SEASON

Saint Louis, USA - Thursday, 7th April 2016 - The Grand Chess Tour announced today that the world’s top-ten ranked players will compete in the 2016 Tour. Nine of the top-ten will compete in all four tournaments: Rapid and Blitz in Paris and Brussels-Leuven, the Sinquefield Cup and the London Chess Classic. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will compete as a wildcard in both the Paris and Brussels-Leuven stops.

Inaugural Grand Chess Tour Unveiled In Saint Louis

Saint Louis, USA - Friday 24 April, 2015 – There is a new, gold standard for international chess competition, providing more opportunities for the world’s best chess players to compete on a grand stage.

The world’s most prestigious, international chess events are combining efforts to establish a gold standard for the inaugural Grand Chess Tour, an annual competitive circuit for ten of the world’s top grandmasters. The announcement was made today at a press conference held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

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