2019 Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz2019 Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz

2019 Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz

Abidjan, Cote d’IvoireCote d'Ivoire

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2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour

2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Zagreb, CroatiaCroatia

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2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz

2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz

Paris, France France

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2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

St. Louis, MO USAUnited States of America

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2019 Sinquefield Cup2019 Sinquefield Cup

2019 Sinquefield Cup

St. Louis, Missouri, USAUnited States of America

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2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz

2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz

Bucharest, Romania Romania

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2019 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz2019 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz

2019 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz

Kolkata, IndiaIndia

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2019 GCT Finals London2019 GCT Finals London

2019 GCT Finals London

London, UKUnited Kingdom

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The Prize Pool

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Selection Process

The 2019 Grand Chess Tour (GCT) was a year of increased competition, drama and excitement. The tour brought four new tournaments to the competition and an increase in the number of participants to twelve, and 14 wildcard seats, all fighting for a piece of the record-high prize fund of $1.75 million.

The classical tournament prizes increased to $325,000 per event, and the prize fund for the GCT Finals in London was raised to $350,000. The new tournaments stretched the GCT further across the world, including 4 continents with the new Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), Kolkata (India), Bucharest (Romania) and Zagreb (Croatia) locations.

Tournament Regulations

The twelve full tour participants played in both the Croatia GCT and the Sinquefield Cup classical-style tournaments, as well as three of the five remaining rapid and blitz tournaments. Every tournament will include wildcard spots, for a total of 14 spots throughout the tour.

Tour Sponsors

Major sponsors of the 2019 season included Vivendi SA, Croatia Full of Life, Colliers International, Tata Steel India, Superbet Group, Saint Louis Chess Club, and World Chess Hall of Fame. Gameplan Sports was the official sponsorship and branding partner of the tour.

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GM Gukesh D & GM Viswanathan Anand
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