2021 Superbet Chess Classic

The 2021 Grand Chess Tour will kick off in classical fashion, with the Superbet Chess Classic moving away from 2019's rapid and blitz format. The Sheraton Bucharest hotel will host ten players in a heavyweight round-robin battle for a total of $325,000 in prize money. 

 

DATES

June 3-15, 2021

VENUES

Sheraton Bucharest Hotel, Bucharest, Romania
(Public is not allowed due to Covid-19 restrictions) 

FORMAT

10 Player Round Robin

PRIZE FUND

$325,000

 

Participants

Fabiano

Caruana

Levon

Aronian

Anish

Giri

Alexander

Grischuk

Wesley

So

Shakhriyar

Mamedyarov

Teimour

Radjabov

Maxime

Vachier-Lagrave

Bogdan-Daniel

Deac

Constantin

Lupulescu

 

Unfortunately due to a last-minute illness, GM Richard Rapport has withdrawn from the GCT Superbet Classic in Bucharest, Romania. He will be replaced by Romanian No. 2 GM Bogdan-Daniel Deac.

 

Date

Time*

Event

June 3

 

Player Arrival

June 4

1:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

June 5 3:00 PM

Round 1

June 6 3:00 PM

Round 2

June 7 3:00 PM

Round 3

June 8

3:00 PM

Round 4

June 9

3:00 PM

Round 5

June 10

 

Rest Day

June 11

3:00 PM

Round 6

June 12 3:00 PM

Round 7

June 13 3:00 PM

Round 8

June 14

3:00 PM

Round 9

June 15

 

 Player Departure

 

*All times are local time, EEST*