As the second leg of Grand Chess Tour continues in Paris, Wesley So takes solo lead at the end of Day 2 — after 6 rapid rounds. This, after he defeated Vladimir Kramnik and Alexander Grischuk and drew with Levon Aronian during the day.
Replay Day 2 games below:Replay »
Paris Grand Chess Tour 2018 Ranking after Day 2
Replay all rapid games in Paris GCT 2018.
Official scoring after Round 6 rapid games:
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
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.
On the third day of Your Next Move 2018, Wesley So further extends his lead as the rapid rounds wrap up when he defeated Hikaru Nakamura in the 7th round.
Thus, after the 9 rapid rounds, below is the rankings:
Your Next Move 2018 Ranking after Rapid Rounds
|1||So, Wesley|| 7.0 || 28.75 |
|2||Aronian, Levon|| 5.5 || 22.75 |
|Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|| 5.5 || 22.25 |
|4||Karjakin, Sergey|| 5.0 || 23.00 |
|Nakamura, Hikaru|| 5.0 || 18.75 |
|6||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|| 4.5 || 17.25 |
|7||Grischuk, Alexander|| 4.0 || 15.00 |
|8||Caruana, Fabiano|| 3.5 || 15.25 |
|9||Anand, Viswanathan|| 2.5 || 12.25 |
|Giri, Anish|| 2.5 || 9.25 |
And here’s how it looks using the GTC scoring system: Continue reading “Your Next Move 2018 Rapid – Wesley So leads by a game and a half”
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 regained his +3 win-loss margin when he defeated Levon Aronian in the penultimate round of the Candidates Tournament 2018. As a result, he also regained the sole lead leading to the final round. Moreover, this is Aronian’s 6th loss in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won his Round 13 game against Alexander Grischuk, thus joining Sergey Karjakin in second place. Karjakin drew against Wesley So.
Karjakin and Mamedyarov are still within striking distance of the sole leader, Caruana.
Candidates 2018 Round 13 Results
|Caruana, Fabiano||1-0||Aronian, Levon|
|Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||1-0||Grischuk, Alexander|
|Ding, Liren||½-½||Kramnik, Vladimir|
|So, Wesley||½-½||Karjakin, Sergey|
Ranking after Round 13 »
The previous winner of the Candidates tournament, Sergey Karjakin, may have been at the bottom of the standings by the end of Round 6 when he scored just 2 points out of 6 games, or a -2 win/loss record, but he came out strong after that, winning 4 of the next six games, including his Round 12 win against the then leader Fabiano Caruana.
In another match, Ding Liren finally broke his drawing streak with a win over Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
Replay the Round 12 games below:Replay »
After this win, Karjakin joins Caruana in the lead: Full ranking follow »
As we move closer to the finish line, Fabiano Caruana still leads the Candidates. Will he be the next challenger?
Round 8 Results:
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander – Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0
Ding, Liren – Aronian, Levon ½-½
So, Wesley – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½
Here’s how Round 8 happened:Replay »
Round 8 Standings: 1st Caruana 5.5pts, 2nd Mamedyarov 5pts, 3rd Grischuk 4.5pts, 4th Ding Liren 4pts, 5th Kramnik 3.5pts, 6th Karjakin 3.5pts, 7th Wesley So 3pts, 8th Aronian 3pts.
Candidates 2018 Final Ranking
Replay all the games in the Candidates.
We are halfway through the Candidates Tournament 2018, and Fabiano Caruana takes solo lead after he defeated Levon Aronian in the 7th round.
Wesley So was holding a drawing position towards the endgame against Sergey Karjakin, until he ran into time trouble and blundered on move 35 with 35.. Ke8. Karjakin was with a winning position when So lost on time.
The other two matches ended in draws.Replay »
Here’s the ranking after Round 7 »