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Paris Grand Chess Tour 2018

PGCT LogoThe Paris Grand Chess Tour is the 2nd of 5 stages of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, in which 9 of the world’s best players and wild cards will play for a total prize fund of $1.2 million.
Wesley So won the first event in Leuven.
The Paris event takes place in the studios of the CANAL+ TV channel in Boulogne-Billancourt and features Caruana, Nakamura, So, MVL, Anand, Aronian, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Karjakin and wild card Kramnik. The rapid event is a 10-player single round-robin and features 3 rounds each day on the first 3 days, with a time control of 25 minutes for all moves and a 10-second delay from move 1. The final 2 days are a blitz double round-robin, with 18 rounds of 5 minutes + 3-second delay blitz. Rapid games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw.

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 (20 – 22 June)

TIME 20 JUNE TIME 21 JUNE TIME 22 JUNE
14.00 Round 1 12.00 Round 4 14.00 Round 7
15.30 Round 2 13.30 Round 5 15.30 Round 8
17.00 Round 3 15.00 Round 6 17.00 Round 9

Blitz (23 – 24 June)

TIME 23 JUNE TIME 24 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
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