2019 Paris 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, 2019

VENUE

6 Rue de Tilsitt, 75008, 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

SPECTATORS

Get Tickets Here (Register through Q Boutique)

 

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