Carlsen Heads Grand Chess Tour Line-Up As All Invitees Signal Up

GM Magnus Carlsen tops the sector of this yr’s Grand Chess Tour as all invitees confirmed their participation within the sixth version of the tour. At present the organizers introduced which gamers will play wherein occasion.

A press launch from the Grand Chess Tour states that every one invited players have signed up for the tour and that their occasion allocations have been finalized. The 10 full-tour members will play in each the Superbet Chess Basic Romania in Bucharest in Could and within the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis in September. As well as, they are going to every take part in two of the three speedy and blitz occasions as indicated beneath:

2020 Grand Chess Tour | Allocation Of Gamers

Occasion Superbet
Chess Basic
St. Louis
Taking part in Dates Could 5-15 June 24 – 28 July 4 – 8 Aug. 25 – 29 Aug. 31-Sep. 10
Metropolis Bucharest,
St. Louis,
St. Louis,
1 Carlsen Carlsen Carlsen Ding Liren Carlsen
2 Ding Liren Nakamura Ding Liren Nakamura Ding Liren
3 Caruana Vachier-Lagrave Caruana Vachier-Lagrave Caruana
4 Nepomniachtchi Caruana So Grischuk Nepomniachtchi
5 Giri So Grischuk Aronian Giri
6 Grischuk Nepomniachtchi Nepomniachtchi Giri Grischuk
7 Vachier-Lagrave Aronian Giri Wildcard Vachier-Lagrave
8 So Wildcard Wildcard Wildcard So
9 Aronian Wildcard Wildcard Wildcard Aronian
10 Nakamura Wildcard Wildcard Wildcard Nakamura

The complete-tour gamers shall be joined by three wildcard invitees on the occasions in Paris and Zagreb and by 4 wildcard invitees in St. Louis. Particulars of the wildcards for every of the occasions shall be launched later.

The tour consists of simply 5 occasions this yr, in comparison with eight final yr. The London Chess Basic will not be a part of it this time, not as a bunch for the playoffs, nor as a standalone occasion. This performed an necessary position in Carlsen’s availability because the Norwegian has a world championship match scheduled for November, and he tends to relaxation within the month after.

The complete-tour members have been chosen as follows:

# Choice
1-3 2019 GCT Standings The highest three winners from the 2019 Grand Chess Tour
4–6 FIDE Classical Score Prime three (not already chosen) of FIDE classical scores on January 1, 2020
7-9 Common Score System Prime three (not already chosen) of Common Score Record on January 1, 2020
10 GCT Nominee Chosen by the GCT Advisory Board

Tour members will compete for a complete prize fund of $1.275 million over the course of the season. The prize cash for 2 classical tournaments shall be $325,000 per occasion, whereas the prize fund for the speedy and blitz occasions shall be $150,000 every. As well as, a bonus prize fund totaling $175,000 shall be awarded to the highest three general tour finishers.

The 2020 Grand Chess Tour’s main sponsors are Vivendi SA, Colliers Worldwide, the Saint Louis Chess Membership, the Croatia Nationwide Vacationer Board and the Superbet Basis.

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