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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 »

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Magnus Carlsen wins Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017

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 »

Magnus Carlsen leads on Rapid Day 2 Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017

Day 2 of three rapid games for Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017: Magnus Carlsen scored another impressive 2 wins and a draw, including his Round 4 win against Wesley So.Replay »

Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 Game Results

Round 4

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Nakamura, Hikaru1-0Bacrot, Etienne
2Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar1-0Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
3So, Wesley0-1Carlsen, Magnus
4Karjakin, Sergey½-½Caruana, Fabiano
5Topalov, Veselin0-1Grischuk, Alexander
 

Here’s the ranking after Round 6 »

Carlsen and So lead Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 after Round 3 Rapid

The first stop of the Grand Chess Tour 2017, the Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017, kicked off with three rapid games in one day.

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

RoundWhiteResultsBlack
1.1Nakamura, Hikaru½-½Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
1.2Grischuk, Alexander½-½Carlsen, Magnus
1.3Karjakin, Sergey½-½Topalov, Veselin
1.4Bacrot, Etienne0-1Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
1.5Caruana, Fabiano0-1So, Wesley
2.1So, Wesley1-0Bacrot, Etienne
2.2Nakamura, Hikaru½-½Karjakin, Sergey
2.3Topalov, Veselin1-0Caruana, Fabiano
2.4Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar0-1Carlsen, Magnus
2.5Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime½-½Grischuk, Alexander
3.1Carlsen, Magnus1-0Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
3.2Grischuk, Alexander½-½So, Wesley
3.3Karjakin, Sergey0-1Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
3.4Bacrot, Etienne½-½Topalov, Veselin
3.5Caruana, Fabiano0-1Nakamura, Hikaru
 

Check out the ranking after Day 1 Rapid »

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 »