2018 Paris GCT

 

The 2018 Paris GCT tournament is again facilitated by generous contributions from Colliers International, Vivendi, Canal+ and DailyMotion. The tournament is the second stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour and will see the participants competing over 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a total prize fund of $150,000!

DATES June 20-24, 2018
LOCATION Groupe Canal+, 5 Boulevard de la République, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
Commentators

English – GM Yasser Seirawan, IM Jovanka Houska, GM Alejandro Ramirez, GM Maurice Ashley and GM Romain Edouard 

Russian – GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko and GM Yaroslav Zherebukh 

French – Astrid Bard (Canal+ Anchor), IM Jean-Baptist Mullon, GM Yannick Pelletier and IM Almira Skripchenko 

PRIZE FUND $150,000
Photos For event photos, visit our Flickr page

2017 Paris GCT Field

Participants

 

Alexander Grischuk • Fabiano Caruana • Hikaru Nakamura •  Levon Aronian • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov • Sergey Karjakin  • Viswanathan Anand • Wesley So • Vladimir Kramnik (WC)

 

Schedule CET

Rapid (20 – 22 June)

Time 20 June TIME 21 June TIME 22 June
14.00 Round 1 12.00 Round 4 14.00 Round 7
15.30 Round 2 13.30 Round 5 15.30 Round 8 
17.00 Round 3 15.00 Round 6 17.00 Round 9

 

Blitz (23 – 24 June)

Time 23 June Time 24 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

Corporate Day – Monday 25th June
 
The 2018 Paris Grand Chess Tour will once again be featured on CANAL+ Sport with two broadcasts now scheduled to be held on most days during the course of the tournament. Canal+ has now released their schedule which will see the daily highlights broadcast in French as follows:
 
Wed 20th June
Highlights from Day 1: 00.21 - 01.21
 
Thursday 21st June
Repeat of highlights from Day 1: 12.24 - 13.24
Highlights from Day 2: 01.00 - 02.00
 
Friday 22nd June
Repeat of highlights from Day 2: 13.41 - 14.41
Highlights from Day 3: 00.31 - 01.31
 
Sat 23rd June
Repeat of highlights from Day 3: 10.14 - 11.14
Highlights from Day 4: 00.00 - 01.00
 
Sun 24th June
Highlights from Day 5: 00.01 - 01.01