2017 Paris Grand Chess Tour2017 Paris Grand Chess Tour

2017 Paris Grand Chess Tour

Paris, FranceFrance

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2017 Your Next Move2017 Your Next Move

2017 Your Next Move

Leuven, BelgiumBelgium

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2017 Sinquefield Cup2017 Sinquefield Cup

2017 Sinquefield Cup

Saint Louis, Missouri, USAUnited States of America

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2017 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz2017 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

2017 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

Saint Louis, Missouri, USAUnited States of America

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2017 London Chess Classic2017 London Chess Classic

2017 London Chess Classic

London, EnglandUnited Kingdom

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Selection Process

The 2017 Grand Chess Tour is a series of five chess tournaments held throughout the year and across the globe. A total of nine players were selected as full 2017 Grand Chess Tour participants. Three spots were awarded to the top finishers in the 2016 GCT, another three to the top players by average 2016 rating and the final three were determined by the GCT advisory board as tour wildcards. Tour participants will play both classic events and two of the three rapid and blitz events. Unlike last year, every result will count toward a player’s final GCT standing.

Tournament Regulations

The 2017 Grand Chess Tour is a series of elite tournaments in which the participating players are eligible to earn Grand Chess Tour Points in accordance with their final rank in each event. At the end of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup, the four players with the most Tour Points shall proceed to the GCT Tour Finals in London where they will compete in a series of matches for additional prize money and the title of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour Champion.

Tour Sponsors

Major sponsors of the 2017 season included Vivendi SA, Colliers International, DailyMotion, Canal+, the Saint Louis Chess Club and the World Chess Hall of Fame.

  • Saint Louis Chess Club
GM Gukesh D & GM Viswanathan Anand
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