2021 Paris Rapid & Blitz

Since 2016, the Paris Rapid and Blitz tournament has been a part of the Grand Chess Tour and this year is no exception. Through the support of Kasparovchess, Vivendi, and Colliers International, Paris will host the second stop on the 2021 Grand Chess Tour and promises five days of excitement and fireworks. Eleven elite grandmasters will compete in 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a total prize fund of $150,000. 

Fans can watch all the action exclusively on Kasparovchess.com and on Kasparovchess Twitch.tv channel.

 

DATES

June 16-23, 2021

VENUES

Mobilier National, Paris, France
(Public is not allowed due to Covid-19 restrictions)

FORMAT

10 Player Round Robin

PRIZE FUND

$150,000

 

Participants

Fabiano

Caruana

Levon

Aronian

Wesley

So

Maxime

Vachier-Lagrave

Teimour

Radjabov

Richard

Rapport

Ian

Nepomniachtchi

Vladimir

Kramnik

Etienne

Bacrot

Alireza

Firouzja

Peter

Svidler

 

Date

Time*

Event

June 16

 

Player Arrival

June 17

 

Opening Ceremony

     
June 18 2:00 PM

Rapid Round 1

3:30 PM

Rapid Round 2

5:00 PM

Rapid Round 3

     
June 19 2:00 PM

Rapid Round 4

3:30 PM

Rapid Round 5

5:00 PM

Rapid Round 6

     
June 20 2:00 PM

Rapid Round 7

3:30 PM

Rapid Round 8

5:00 PM

Rapid Round 9

     
June 21 2:00 PM

Blitz Day 1
(Every 30 minutes)

     

June 22

2:00 PM

Blitz Day 2
(Every 30 minutes)

6:30 PM

Playoffs

7:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

     

June 23

 

Player Departure

 

*All times are local time, CEST*