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Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Leuven

Your Next Move Grand Chess TourThe Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour is being held in the historic Town Hall of Leuven, Belgium from 12-16 June.

The first stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour sees Caruana, Nakamura, So, MVL, Anand, Aronian, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Karjakin and wild card Giri compete for a $150,000 prize fund.

2017 saw World Champion Magnus Carlsen ease to a comfortable victory but there will definitely be a new champion this year as Magnus is not returning to defend his title.

9 rounds of rapid chess (25 minutes with a 10-second delay) are played on the first 3 days, with wins worth 2 points. 18 rounds of blitz (5 minutes with a 3-second delay) follow on the final 2 days, with wins worth 1 point.

The event is sponsored by Your Next Move, a non-profit organisation promoting chess as an educational tool.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

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Schedule CET

Rapid (12– 14 June)

Time 12 June 13 June 14 June
14.00 Round 1 Round 4 Round 7
15.30 Round 2 Round 5 Round 8
17.00 Round 3 Round 6 Round 9

Blitz (15 – 16 June)

Time 15 June Time 16 June
14.00 Round 1 12:00 Round 10
14.30 Round 2 12:30 Round 11
15.00 Round 3 13:00 Round 12
15.30 Round 4 13:30 Round 13
16.00 Round 5 14:00 Round 14
16.30 Round 6 14:30 Round 15
17.00 Round 7 15:00 Round 16
17.30 Round 8 15:30 Round 17
18.00 Round 9 16:00 Round 18
16:30 Playoffs
18:30 Prizegiving

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