2019 Paris GCT Rapid & Blitz

The 2019 Paris GCT Rapid & Blitz tournament is again facilitated by generous contributions from Vivendi, Canal+ and Colliers International. This year, the tournament is the third stop on the 2019 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

July 27 – August 1, 2018

VENUE

Vivendi SA Head Office, 42 avenue de Friedland, 75380, Paris, France

FORMAT

10 Player Round Robin

COMMENTATORS

GM Peter Svidler, IM Jennifer Shahade, GM Maurice Ashley and IM Almira Skripchenko

PRIZE FUND

$150,000

 

The Vivendi Head Office was used in 2017 to host a simultaneous exhibition on the corporate day. This year it will serve as the main playing venue for the tournament

Participants

Hikaru

Nakamura

Maxime

Vachier-Lagrave

Fabiano

Caruana

Shakhriyar

Mamedyarov

Ian

Nepomniachtchi

Anish

Giri

Viswanathan

Anand

Alexander

Grischuk (WC)

Jan-Krzysztof

Duda (WC)

Daniil

Dubov (WC)

 

Schedule

Rapid

Time (CET)

July 27

Time (CET)

July 28

Time (CET)

July 29

15.00

Round 1

15.00

Round 4

15.00

Round 7

16.30

Round 2

16.30

Round 5

16.30

Round 8 

18.00

Round 3

18.00

Round 6

18.00

Round 9

 

July 30

Corporate / Social Responsibility Day

 

Blitz

Time (CET)

July 31

Time (CET)

August 1

15.00

Round 1

14.00

Round 10

15.30

Round 2

14.30

Round 11

16.00

Round 3

15.00

Round 12

16.30

Round 4

15.30

Round 13

17.00

Round 5

16.00

Round 14

17.30

Round 6

16.30

Round 15

18.00

Round 7

17.00

Round 16

18.30

Round 8

17.30

Round 17

19.00

Round 9

18.00

Round 18

 

 

18.30

Playoffs / Prizegiving