Grand Chess Tour Paris 2018 Day 1 Rapid Results: Aronian, Anand, and So lead

The second leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2018, the Paris GCT 2018, kicked off just 4 days after Leuven. The format is still the same: 5 days, 9 rapid, and 18 blitz games. Vladimir Kramnik plays wildcard in Anish Giri‘s stead.

Day 1 was action-packed, as expected in rapid games. 7 out of the 15 games were decisive. Replay Day 1 games below:Replay »

Grand Chess Tour Paris 2018 Ranking after Day 1 Rapid

#NameFEDRating
1Aronian, LevonARM27642
2Anand, ViswanathanIND27592
3So, WesleyUSA27782
4Mamedyarov, ShakhriyarAZE2808
5Nakamura, HikaruUSA2769
6Kramnik, VladimirRUS2792
7Karjakin, SergeyRUS2782
8Grischuk, AlexanderRUS2766
9Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA27891
10Caruana, FabianoUSA2816½
 

The official scoring system awards 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. Thus, here’s the official scores after Day 1 of three rapid games:

Stay tuned for more chess action from Paris.

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