Grand Chess Tour Confirms Full Tour Participants For The 2019 Season

Grand Chess Tour Confirms Full Tour Participants For The 2019 Season

2019 GCT To Expand To Twelve Full Tour Participants, Eight Events And A $1.75 Million Prize Fund

Magnus Carlsen is back as a participant of the Grand Chess Tour. The other 11 main players are Hikaru NakamuraMaxime Vachier-LagraveFabiano CaruanaShakhriyar MamedyarovDing LirenLevon AronianWesley So, Ian NepomniachtchiSergey KarjakinAnish Giri and Viswanathan Anand.

 

We are ready to announce the 2019 Grand Chess Tour! Please note the major changes: -12 players instead of 10 -2 classical and 5 Rapid&Blitz events -More wildcards in rapid and blitz -Faster classical time control Read all the details in the press release:https://grandchesstour.org/

A 2019-es a Grand Chess Tour résztvevőinek számát kilencről 12-re emelték, amit csütörtökön jelentettek be. Mint az már korábbról ismert, Vladimir Kramnik, aki nemrég bejelentette vissza vonulását, egy másik orosz nagymester, Karjakin lépett a helyére.A tavalyi $1,050,000 dolláros nyereményalap igén 1,750.000 USD-ra nőtt.

Saint Louis, MO, February 7, 2019 – The Grand Chess Tour is pleased to confirm the names of the twelve players that will be competing as full tour participants in 2019. They are as follows:

https://youtu.be/K0ncFZltiac?list=PLVWaFpMwtaGjMc_tJ3Gw4TedX-gLDuC1h

# Name FED URS (Rank) FIDE (Rank)
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2859 (1) 2835 (1)
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2806 (2) 2749 (16)
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2796 (3) 2780 (6)
4 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2794 (4) 2828 (2)
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2792 (5) 2817 (3)
6 Ding, Liren CHN 2788 (6) 2813 (4)
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2782 (7) 2767 (10)
8 So, Wesley USA 2779 (8) 2765 (11)
9 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2778 (9) 2763 (13)
10 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2776 (10) 2753 (15)
11 Giri, Anish NED 2765 (14) 2783 (5)
12 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2761 (16) 2773 (8)

 

Here’s the full schedule.

  • Ivory Coast Rapid & Blitz, May 6-13, 2019. Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
  • Croatia GCT (Classical), June 24-July 9, 2019. Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Paris Rapid & Blitz, July 26-August 2, 2019. Paris, France.
  • St. Louis Rapid & Blitz, August 8-15, 2019. St. Louis, U.S.
  • Sinquefield Cup (Classical), August 15-30, 2019. St. Louis, U.S.
  • Superbet Rapid & Blitz, November 4-11, 2019. Bucharest, Romania.
  • Tata Steel Rapid & Blitz, November 20-27, 2019. Kolkata, India.
  • GCT Finals (four players qualify), November 30-December 10, 2019. London, UK.