After 9 rounds of rapid games, Wesley So is on top of the ranking for Your Next Move 2017, the 2nd leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2017, currently happening in Leuven, Belgium. There are 18 rounds of blitz games still left in the tournament.
The Your Next Move 2017 tournament format can be best described by the following chart:
Your Next Move 2017 Tournament Format
After 6 rounds of rapid chess, 22 games were decisive against 8 draws. That’s a high 73% decisive games percentage.
Your Next Move 2017 is the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2017, which is currently happening in the city of Leuven in Belgium. Just like the GCT Paris, Your Next Move comprises 9 rounds of rapid games and 18 blitz games. Rapid games are scored 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw, while the Blitz are scored the normal way of 1 point for a win and 1/2 for draw.
At the end of 9 rapid and 18 blitz rounds of Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017, Magnus Carlsen was tied with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave for first place with 24 points apiece, thus they faced off in tie-break games.
After two tie-break games, Carlsen came out victorious with 1.5 points vs. MVL’s 0.5. Check out the GCT ranking after Paris »
Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 Game Results
|1||Nakamura, Hikaru||1-0||Bacrot, Etienne|
|2||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||1-0||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|3||So, Wesley||0-1||Carlsen, Magnus|
|4||Karjakin, Sergey||½-½||Caruana, Fabiano|
|5||Topalov, Veselin||0-1||Grischuk, Alexander|
The Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 is composed of 9 rounds of Rapid Chess, with the time control of 25 minutes for each player for the whole game plus 10 seconds delay per move, and 18 rounds of Blitz Chess, with the time control of 5 minutes for each player for the whole game plus 3 seconds delay for each move.
Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 Rounds 1 to 3 Results
|1.1||Nakamura, Hikaru||½-½||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|
|1.2||Grischuk, Alexander||½-½||Carlsen, Magnus|
|1.3||Karjakin, Sergey||½-½||Topalov, Veselin|
|1.4||Bacrot, Etienne||0-1||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|1.5||Caruana, Fabiano||0-1||So, Wesley|
|2.1||So, Wesley||1-0||Bacrot, Etienne|
|2.2||Nakamura, Hikaru||½-½||Karjakin, Sergey|
|2.3||Topalov, Veselin||1-0||Caruana, Fabiano|
|2.4||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||0-1||Carlsen, Magnus|
|2.5||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||½-½||Grischuk, Alexander|
|3.1||Carlsen, Magnus||1-0||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|3.2||Grischuk, Alexander||½-½||So, Wesley|
|3.3||Karjakin, Sergey||0-1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|
|3.4||Bacrot, Etienne||½-½||Topalov, Veselin|
|3.5||Caruana, Fabiano||0-1||Nakamura, Hikaru|
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Final Round Results
|1||Karjakin, Sergey||1/2-1/2||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|2||Caruana, Fabiano||1-0||Nakamura, Hikaru|
|3||So, Wesley||1/2-1/2||Aronian, Levon|
|4||Kramnik, Vladimir||1-0||Giri, Anish|
|5||Anand, Viswanathan||1/2-1/2||Carlsen, Magnus|
Thus, the half-point advantage of Levon Aronian before the final round turned into a full point lead to secure his win of this tournament.
The rest of the games were drawn.Replay »
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 8 Results
|1||Nakamura, Hikaru||1/2-1/2||So, Wesley|
|2||Carlsen, Magnus||1-0||Karjakin, Sergey|
|3||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||1-0||Kramnik, Vladimir|
|4||Aronian, Levon||1/2-1/2||Anand, Viswanathan|
|5||Giri, Anish||1/2-1/2||Caruana, Fabiano|
It was another action-packed Round 7 in the 5th Altibox Norway Chess 2017. Levon Aronian won against Sergey Karjakin to take solo lead at the end of the round, with 2 more rounds to go. The world champion and Norway’s very own, Magnus Carlsen, found himself in trouble again, as he lost to Vladimir Kramnik, and thus now shares the bottom place with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the ranking. Wesley So failed to capitalize on his 1-pawn advantage and eventually split the point with Fabiano Caruana.
Replay Round 7 games below:Replay »
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 7 Results
|1||Anand, Viswanathan||1/2-1/2||Nakamura, Hikaru|
|2||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||0-1||Giri, Anish|
|3||Kramnik, Vladimir||1-0||Carlsen, Magnus|
|4||So, Wesley||1/2-1/2||Caruana, Fabiano|
|5||Karjakin, Sergey||0-1||Aronian, Levon|
So far, Wesley So drew all his games, and has yet to win or lose a single game in this tournament.
Former world champion Vishy Anand, after losing two games in the prior rounds, finally won one, at the expense of Fabiano Caruana, in Round 6 of the Altibox Norway Chess 2017. Meanwhile, Levon Aronian scored once against against Vladimir Kramnik in the same round.Replay »
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 6 Results
|1||Carlsen, Magnus||1/2-1/2||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|2||Nakamura, Hikaru||1/2-1/2||Karjakin, Sergey|
|3||Aronian, Levon||1-0||Kramnik, Vladimir|
|4||Giri, Anish||1/2-1/2||So, Wesley|
|5||Caruana, Fabiano||0-1||Anand, Viswanathan|
Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura both have two wins and 4 draws in this tournament, thus lead the pack at the end of Round 6. Thus far, only Wesley So and Sergey Karjakin have all 6 draws and have yet to win or lose a game. Check out the rankinga after Round 6 »