Grand Chess Tour
The Grand Chess Tour is an annual chess tournament circuit created in 2015 to which the world ‘s best players are invited.
The creation of the circuit is announced on 24 April 2015 at a press conference held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in St. Louis , United States 1 , 2 . This circuit aims to provide a unified structure to three major events in the world of chess, in order to increase the media and competitive visibility of the various tournaments.
Grand Chess Tour 2015
The Grand Chess Tour is made up of three tournaments in 2015: the Norway Chess Tournament , the Sinquefield Cup and the London Chess Tournament . Each of the three events is awarded $ 300,000 in prizes. In addition, the competitors have a specific points count to share $ 150,000 and finally the winner of the Tour will receive an additional prize of $ 75,000 . The total price for the circuit is 1.05 million dollars 1 .
Grand Chess Tour 2015 invites the top of the great masters world, according to new ranking Elo , the tenth selected by each Host Organizing 1 . These players are: Magnus Carlsen , Fabiano Caruana , Alexander Grischuk , Veselin Topalov , Viswanathan Anand , Levon Aronian , Anish Giri , Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave . Additionally, Michael Adams , Jon Ludvig Hammer and Wesley So are selected by the organizers of the London Chess Tournament,
Final standings of the Grand Tour Chess 2015 3 (in bold the winners) Rank players Federation Elo Rating December 2015 Total points Total earnings 1 Magnus Carlsen Norway 2834 26 $ 215,000 2 Anish Giri Netherlands 2784 23 $ 155,000 3 Levon Aronian Armenia 2788 22 $ 145,000 4 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave la France 2773 20 $ 90,000 5 Hikaru Nakamura United States 2793 19 $ 95,000 6 Veselin Topalov Bulgaria 2803 18 $ 105,000 7 Aleksandr Grichtchouk Russia 2747 14 $ 60,000 8 Viswanathan Anand India 2796 14 $ 80,000 9 Fabiano Caruana United States 2787 13.5 $ 55,000 10 Michael Adams UK 2737 4.5 $ 20,000 11 Jon Ludvig Hammer Norway 2695 1 $ 15,000 12 Wesley So United States 2775 1 $ 15,000
Grand Chess Tour 2016
After the release of the Norway Chess Circuit 4 four component tournaments Grand Chess Tour 2016 are: Grand Chess Tower Paris , fast games tournament played from 8 to 14 June 2016 in Paris on Your Next Move Grand Chess Tower parts Tournament Rapids played in Louvain , Belgium from June 15 to 20, the Sinquefield Cup 2016 and the London Chess Tournament 2016 5 . The total prize money for all four tournaments is $ 1,050,000, divided as follows: Paris ($ 150,000), Brussels ($ 150,000), Sinquefield Cup St. Louis ($ 300,000), London Chess Classic ($ 300,000)
The nine players invited holders are Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand Wesley So and 7 . Laurent Fressinet benefited from the special invitation of the Parisian organizers while Ding Liren was chosen by those of St. Louis 6 . As for Magnus Carlsen, it was the special guest in both Paris and Brussels-Leuven 7 .
Grand Chess Tour Paris 2016
Sponsored by Vivendi and Colliers International France, the tournament, played from June 8 to 14 in Paris and endowed with $ 150,000 in prizes, consisted of two phases: one in fast pace (25 min + 10 s per shot) Another in blitz (5 min + 2s per shot), and is won by Hikaru Nakamura ahead of Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 6 .
Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2016
Competition in Leuven , Belgium, from June 17th to 20th 2016, in the same format as the Grand Chess Tour Paris 2016 (two two-day phases, first in fast pace (25 min + 10 s per shot) and Blitz + 2 s per shot)), $ 150,000 in prizes, this tournament, the strongest ever held in Belgium ended with Magnus Carlsen winning, ahead of Wesley So and Levon Aronian 7 .
Sinquefield Cup 2016
Played in Saint-Louis from August 4th to 16th 2016, of the same format as the Sinquefield 2015 Cup (ten players, classic games), this all round tournament is won by Wesley So before five players tied .