2018 Your Next Move2018 Your Next Move

2018 Your Next Move

Leuven, BelgiumBelgium

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2018 Paris Grand Chess Tour2018 Paris Grand Chess Tour

2018 Paris Grand Chess Tour

Paris, FranceFrance

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2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

Saint Louis, Missouri, USAUnited States of America

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2018 Sinquefield Cup2018 Sinquefield Cup

2018 Sinquefield Cup

Saint Louis, Missouri, USAUnited States of America

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2018 London Chess Classic2018 London Chess Classic

2018 London Chess Classic

London, EnglandUnited Kingdom

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The Prize Pool

The biggest purse in chess


Selection Process

The 2018 Grand Chess Tour is a series of five chess tournaments held throughout the year and across the globe. A total of ten players were selected as full 2018 Grand Chess Tour participants.

  • The top three finishes from the 2017 Grand Chess Tour
  • Top 3 (not already selected) based on the average of the 12 monthly FIDE classical ratings for the period from 1 February 2017 until 1 January 2018
  • Top 3 (not already selected) based on the Universal Rating List as at 1 January 2018
  • Selected by the GCT Advisory Board

Tournament Regulations

The 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Grand Chess Tour Champion.

Tour Sponsors

Major sponsors of the 2018 season included Vivendi SA, Colliers International, Canal+, DailyMotion, 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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