Fast chess such as Rapid and Blitz games truly brings excitement into the world of chess. That’s the meat of the first leg of Grand Chess Tour 2018, the Your Next Move 2018 happening in Leuven, Belgium, as it brings top chess players around the globe to play rapid and blitz chess.
On Day 2 of the Rapid games, Wesley So pulled off yet another outstanding chess as he won 2, against Anish Giri and Alexander Grischuk, and drew against Levon Aronian in Round 6.
Thus, So now leads by 1 full game against the closest runner up.
Your Next Move 2018 Ranking after Day 2 Rapid
Here are the scores according to the Your Next Move scoring system:
Replay all Day 2 Rapid games below:Replay »
Replay all rapid games of Your Next Move 2018.
Your Next Move 2018, the first leg of Grand Chess Tour 2018, kicks off in Leuven in Belgium.
Day 1 concluded with 3 rapid rounds. Wesley So won 2, against Fabiano Caruana and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and drew 1 against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, to lead the pack with 2.5 points.
Your Next Move 2018 Ranking after Day 1
|1||So, Wesley|| 2.5 || 2.75 |
|2||Karjakin, Sergey|| 2.0 || 3.00 |
|Aronian, Levon|| 2.0 || 2.50 |
|4||Nakamura, Hikaru|| 1.5 || 2.50 |
|Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|| 1.5 || 2.50 |
|Grischuk, Alexander|| 1.5 || 1.50 |
|Giri, Anish|| 1.5 || 1.25 |
|Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|| 1.5 || 1.25 |
|9||Anand, Viswanathan|| 0.5 || 1.00 |
|Caruana, Fabiano|| 0.5 || 0.75 |
Replay the games below:Replay »
Stay tuned for more rapid and blitz chess action of Your Next Move 2018.
To totally avoid the tiebreaks, Fabiano Caruana went for a win, and win he did, with the black pieces at that, against Alexander Grischuk in the final round of the Candidates 2018. It was the only decisive game of the round. Replay »
Thus, Caruana is the clear winner of the tournament being a full point ahead over the second place. He will be the challenger to the World Championship match in November this year in London against the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen.
Candidates 2018 Final Ranking
Replay all the games in the tournament here.
Fabiano Caruana and Ian Nepomniachtchi won 3 games each and tied for first place in the 9-round London Chess Classic 2017, the last and final leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2017.
London Chess Classic 2017 Final Results
They headed to the 4-round 10m+5spm tiebreak matches, and Caruana eventually won with 3 draws and the Game 4 win.
Continue reading “Caruana Wins London Chess Classic 2017; Carlsen Bags Home the Grand Chess Tour 2017 Title”
We saw four draws in four classical games in the two semi-final matches (replay). Thus both match-ups headed to the playoffs.
In the match-up between Wesley So and Ding Liren, the first pair of rapid games (25mins + 10sec) ended in further draws, but in the second pair of rapid games (10mins + 10sec), Ding Liren drew first blood in the first game and in the second game he was happy enough for the draw. Replay games here.
Wesley So vs. Ding Liren match-up results – FIDE World Cup 2017 Semifinals
What happened to Aronian vs. MVL? »