2018 Your Next Move

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The 2018 YNM Leuven Rapid & Blitz tournament will be the first stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. 2017 saw World Champion Magnus Carlsen ease to a comfortable victory but there will definitely be a new champion this year as Magnus is not returning to defend his title. New faces include Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk and Shakriyar Mamedyarov none of whom participated in the 2017 edition. They will be joined by GM Anish who will once again participate in Leuven as a Wildcard for the event.

DATES June 12 – 16, 2018
LOCATION Leuven City Hall, Belgium
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $150,000
Photos For event photos, visit our Flickr page
Commentators

English – GM Yasser Seirawan, IM Jovanka Houska, GM Alejandro Ramirez, GM Maurice Ashley and GM Nigel Short 

Russian – GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko and GM Yaroslav Zherebukh 

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Your Next Move, Leuven, Belgium 2018

Participants

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

 

Schedule CET

YNM will host an autograph session with all 10 players on Monday, June 11th from 17:00-19:00 (GMT+2). Click here to reserve your tickets.

Rapid (12– 14 June)

Time 12 June 13 June 14 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 (15 - 16 June)

Time 15 June Time 16 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