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Magnus Carlsen wins Your Next Move 2017 – Leuven

Magnus Carlsen may have been down by 3 points when the rapid rounds of the tournament concluded against the then leader Wesley So, but after a spectacular performance of 14.5/18 in the blitz rounds, Carlsen came out the runaway winner of the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2017, the Your Next Move 2017, which happened in Leuven, Belgium.

This is a back-to-back tournament wins for Carlsen as he also won the the tour’s Paris leg last month. Remember that the Grand Chess Tour 2017 is composed of 5 tournaments as follows:

Your Next Move 2017 Final Ranking »

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Carlsen and So tied for first place before the final Day 2 of blitz games in Your Next Move 2017

Magnus Carlsen was trailing Wesley So right from the start of the Blitz round of Your Next Move 2017, until the final round of the day, Round 9, when they finally faced each other and the former was just a point behind.

Replay Round 9 Blitz game between Magnus Carlsen vs. Wesley So below:Replay »

Your Next Move 2017 Blitz Rounds 1-9 Results

RoundWhiteResultsBlack
1Kramnik, Vladimir1-0Giri, Anish
Anand, Viswanathan0-1Carlsen, Magnus
So, Wesley1-0Jobava, Baadur
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime1-0Aronian, Levon
Ivanchuk, Vassily0-1Nepomniachtchi, Ian
2Carlsen, Magnus½-½Kramnik, Vladimir
Giri, Anish½-½Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
So, Wesley1-0Anand, Viswanathan
Aronian, Levon1-0Ivanchuk, Vassily
Jobava, Baadur0-1Nepomniachtchi, Ian
3Kramnik, Vladimir½-½So, Wesley
Anand, Viswanathan1-0Jobava, Baadur
Nepomniachtchi, Ian½-½Aronian, Levon
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime0-1Carlsen, Magnus
Ivanchuk, Vassily0-1Giri, Anish
4Carlsen, Magnus1-0Ivanchuk, Vassily
Giri, Anish½-½Nepomniachtchi, Ian
Anand, Viswanathan½-½Kramnik, Vladimir
So, Wesley0-1Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
Jobava, Baadur0-1Aronian, Levon
5Kramnik, Vladimir1-0Jobava, Baadur
Nepomniachtchi, Ian0-1Carlsen, Magnus
Aronian, Levon1-0Giri, Anish
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime0-1Anand, Viswanathan
Ivanchuk, Vassily½-½So, Wesley
6Carlsen, Magnus1-0Aronian, Levon
Kramnik, Vladimir1-0Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
Anand, Viswanathan½-½Ivanchuk, Vassily
So, Wesley1-0Nepomniachtchi, Ian
Jobava, Baadur0-1Giri, Anish
7Giri, Anish1-0Carlsen, Magnus
Nepomniachtchi, Ian½-½Anand, Viswanathan
Aronian, Levon½-½So, Wesley
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime1-0Jobava, Baadur
Ivanchuk, Vassily½-½Kramnik, Vladimir
8Kramnik, Vladimir½-½Nepomniachtchi, Ian
Anand, Viswanathan1-0Aronian, Levon
So, Wesley0-1Giri, Anish
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime1-0Ivanchuk, Vassily
Jobava, Baadur0-1Carlsen, Magnus
9Carlsen, Magnus1-0So, Wesley
Giri, Anish½-½Anand, Viswanathan
Nepomniachtchi, Ian1-0Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
Aronian, Levon½-½Kramnik, Vladimir
Ivanchuk, Vassily½-½Jobava, Baadur

Ranking follows »

Wesley So leads Your Next Move 2017 after the Rapid Rounds

Wesley So leads Leuven after the Rapid Rounds

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.

Check out the results and ranking »

Wesley So defeated former and current world champions and leads Leuven after 6 rapid rounds

Day 2 of Your Next Move 2017, the second leg of Grand Chess Tour 2017, resumed in Leuven, Belgium for Rounds 4 to 6 of Rapid games.

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.

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Wesley So leads Your Next Move 2017 after Rapid Round 3

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.

On Your Next Move 2017 Day 1, Wesley So defeated Vladimir Kramnik and Magnus Carlsen to lead the tournament after 3 rapid rounds.Replay »

Results and Ranking follow »

Levon Aronian Wins 5th Altibox Norway Chess 2017

The 5th Altibox Norway Chess concluded for wins for Fabiano Caruana against Hikaru Nakamura, and Vladimir Kramnik over Anish Giri.Replay »

Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Final Round Results

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Karjakin, Sergey1/2-1/2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
2Caruana, Fabiano1-0Nakamura, Hikaru
3So, Wesley1/2-1/2Aronian, Levon
4Kramnik, Vladimir1-0Giri, Anish
5Anand, Viswanathan1/2-1/2Carlsen, 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.

Here’s the final ranking »

Carlsen, MVL win in penultimate round of Norway Chess 2017

The two bottom-dwellers at the end of the previous round won this time in the penultimate round of Altibox Norway Chess 2017.

Magnus Carlsen defeated his previous challenger, Sergey Karjakin, while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won against Vladimir Kramnik.

The rest of the games were drawn.Replay »

Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 8 Results

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Nakamura, Hikaru1/2-1/2So, Wesley
2Carlsen, Magnus1-0Karjakin, Sergey
3Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime1-0Kramnik, Vladimir
4Aronian, Levon1/2-1/2Anand, Viswanathan
5Giri, Anish1/2-1/2Caruana, Fabiano
 

Thus, Levon Aronian still leads leading to the final round with 5.5 points (3 wins and 5 draws), followed closely behind by Hikaru Nakamura with 5 points. Full ranking »

Aronian leads Norway Chess 2017 at the end of Round 7

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

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Anand, Viswanathan1/2-1/2Nakamura, Hikaru
2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime0-1Giri, Anish
3Kramnik, Vladimir1-0Carlsen, Magnus
4So, Wesley1/2-1/2Caruana, Fabiano
5Karjakin, Sergey0-1Aronian, Levon
 

So far, Wesley So drew all his games, and has yet to win or lose a single game in this tournament.

Here’s the ranking after Round 7 »