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Your Next Move (Blitz) Tournament

Magnus Carlsen11/18(+7 -3 =8)[games]
Levon Aronian10/18(+4 -2 =12)[games]
Wesley So9.5/18(+5 -4 =9)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura9.5/18(+4 -3 =11)[games]
Viswanathan Anand9.5/18(+4 -3 =11)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave9/18(+5 -5 =8)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik9/18(+5 -5 =8)[games]
Fabiano Caruana8.5/18(+6 -7 =5)[games]
Anish Giri8/18(+2 -4 =12)[games]
Veselin Topalov6/18(+3 -9 =6)[games] Chess Event Description
Your Next Move (Blitz) (2016)

The second leg of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour was held in Leuven, Belgium, from June 17 to June 20. The tournament consisted of a two-day rapid round-robin and a two-day blitz double-round-robin; in the combined standings, the results of the rapid games counted double (2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss) while blitz games counted normally. Your Next Move, a Belgian nonprofit, organized and sponsored the event.

The blitz games (5 minutes/player + 2 seconds/move) were played on June 19 and June 20. Magnus Carlsen, who led by one point after the rapid section, also had the best score in blitz and won by two and a half points in the combined results.

Final standings

Rapid Blitz Total GCT points (total) Carlsen 12 11 23 13 (23) So 11 9.5 20.5 10 (17) Aronian 10 10 20 8 (14) Anand 10 9.5 19.5 7 (7) Caruana 9 8.5 17.5 6 (9) Vachier-Lagrave 8 9 17 5 (13) Nakamura 7 9.5 16.5 4 (17) Giri 8 8 16 2.5 (7.5) Kramnik 7 9 16 2.5 (6.5) Topalov 8 6 14 1 (3)

Prizes: $37,500 for the winner (based on the combined results); $30,000 for the runner-up; $15,000 for 3rd–5th; $7,500 for 6th–10th; $150,000 in total.

Also see: YourNextMove Rapid (2016)

Website: (1) , (2)

Previous leg: Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid (2016) / Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz (2016)

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 90  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anand vs Aronian  ½-½312016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. So vs Nakamura 1-0712016Your Next Move (Blitz)A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
3. Anand vs Nakamura ½-½452016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
4. Aronian vs So 1-0222016Your Next Move (Blitz)A09 Reti Opening
5. Topalov vs Giri 1-0532016Your Next Move (Blitz)A09 Reti Opening
6. Carlsen vs Caruana 0-1902016Your Next Move (Blitz)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
7. Vachier-Lagrave vs Kramnik  1-0482016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. Kramnik vs Anand  ½-½482016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
9. Caruana vs Vachier-Lagrave 0-1512016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
10. Giri vs Carlsen  ½-½502016Your Next Move (Blitz)C55 Two Knights Defense
11. So vs Topalov  1-0382016Your Next Move (Blitz)B54 Sicilian
12. Nakamura vs Aronian  ½-½532016Your Next Move (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Carlsen vs Aronian  ½-½432016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
14. Topalov vs Nakamura ½-½1322016Your Next Move (Blitz)A13 English
15. Carlsen vs So 1-0302016Your Next Move (Blitz)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Vachier-Lagrave vs Giri  ½-½592016Your Next Move (Blitz)C77 Ruy Lopez
17. Kramnik vs Caruana  1-0362016Your Next Move (Blitz)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Caruana vs Anand  1-0702016Your Next Move (Blitz)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. Giri vs Kramnik  ½-½352016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
20. So vs Vachier-Lagrave 1-0762016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
21. Nakamura vs Carlsen ½-½622016Your Next Move (Blitz)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Aronian vs Topalov  1-0732016Your Next Move (Blitz)A14 English
23. Topalov vs Anand  ½-½592016Your Next Move (Blitz)A21 English
24. Caruana vs Topalov  0-1412016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. Giri vs Aronian  ½-½882016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  chancho: Thanks CG.
Jun-21-16  catlover: I'm going to show my ignorance here, but what is the difference between "rapid" and "blitz"?
Jun-21-16  1971: 25:5 min
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pulo y Gata: Maxime's energy flagged in this double event after a strong showing in the earlier outing in another venue, but he still produced some very interesting chess here. Here's to hoping he conquers greater heights!
Jun-22-16  siamesedream:
Jun-24-16  Sokrates: <catlover: I'm going to show my ignorance here, but what is the difference between "rapid" and "blitz"?> In the old days (i.e. when I was in my 20th!) rapids was 25 to 45 minutes each, blitzes always 5 minutes each. Nowadays there are bonuses, I believe, for each move as an addition. IMO the quality of the play is immensely different. Whereas time management is paramount in blitzes, you have decent possibilities to establish a strategy in rapids.
Jun-24-16  catlover: <Sokrates> Thanks!

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