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2017 Grand Chess Tour Schedule

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2017 Grand Chess Tour Schedule

December 1, 2016

To all chess press and members of the chess community,
The Grand Chess Tour is pleased to announce that the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Chess Promotions Ltd, Colliers International France, Vivendi S.A. and Your Next Move™ have agreed to extend their partnership with the Grand Chess Tour.

The GCT is also negotiating with other parties who have expressed an interest in joining the Tour in 2017. If the Tour is to be expanded, further details will be made available at the end of the 2016 London Chess Classic.

The following four tournaments are now confirmed for 2017:

Event Location Dates
Paris GCT Paris, France 19 – 26 June
Your Next Move Leuven, Belgium 26 June – 3 July
Sinquefield Cup Saint Louis, USA 31 July – 17 August
London Chess Classic London, UK 29 Nov – 12 December

The 2017 tour participants will be announced after the conclusion of the 2016 London Chess Classic. Qualification will be based on the 2016 Grand Chess Tour standings and on player ratings. Once again, each tournament will receive a wild card invitation.All tournaments in 2017 will cater for live audiences as well as offering streaming broadcasts complete with grandmaster commentary. All official tournament broadcasts will be carried live on the official tour website at grandchesstour.org.

About the Grand Chess Tour (http://grandchesstour.org)

The Grand Chess Tour is a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world’s best players. The Tour was created in partnership between the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (Sinquefield Cup) and Chess Promotions, Ltd. (London Chess Classic). The legendary Garry Kasparov, one of the world’s greatest ambassadors for chess, inspired the Grand Chess Tour and helped solidify the partnership between the organizers.

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