2019 Grand Chess Tour

2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz

The 2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz is Europe’s new addition to the tour and will provide another unique location for the 2019 tour participants. The tournament is sponsored by Superbet Romania and will be hosted at the prestigious Stejarii Country Club in Bucharest. The facility boasts an amazing range of sports including squash, tennis, indoor swimming, aerobics, martial arts and even a golf driving range.

2019 Sinquefield Cup

The 2018 Sinquefield Cup was one of the most dramatic in the tournaments history and ended in a three way tie between GM Magnus Carlsen, GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Levon Aronian. All three will be back again this year and will no doubt be seeking an outright win. The 2019 tournament will be expanded to 11 rounds for the first time in its history and will offer an improved prize fund this year which will total $325,000.

2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

The 2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will be the fourth event in the 2019 GCT schedule. Held just before the Sinquefield Cup, the tournament holds a key position in the 2019 roster as it marks the mid-way point of the regular season events this year. The tournament will have a new champion as GM Hikaru Nakamura is not returning to defend his title. However, World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be playing the event for the first time in 2019.

Results and Standings

Grand Chess Tour Wildcards for Abidjan and Paris

Saint Louis, MO, March 12, 2019 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has opted for a mix of youth and experience in selecting the six wildcards that will participate in the forthcoming rapid and blitz tournaments in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and Paris, France. The following six players have accepted wildcard invitations and will showcase their talents alongside the seven full tour participants in each event.