The first event of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, Superbet Chess Classic 2021, will take place from June 3-15, 2021 in Bucharest, Romania.
The event will be hosted in Stejarii County Club, with 10 participants playing a 9 rounds round-robin tournament. The total prize fund is 325.000$.
List of participants:
- Fabiano Caruana
- Levon Aronian
- Anish Giri
- Alexander Grischuk
- Wesley So
- Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
- Teimour Radjabov
- Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
- Bogdan-Daniel Deac
- Constantin Lupulescu
Due to a last-minute illness, GM Richard Rapport (a full tour player) has withdrawn from the GCT Superbet Classic in Bucharest and he was replaced by Romanian No. 2 GM Bogdan-Daniel Deac.
The opening ceremony took place today, followed by drawing of lots which decided the pairings of the first round.
Round 6 pairings:
So Wesley – Anish Giri
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Fabiano Caruana
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Levon Aronian
Alexander Grischuk – Constantin Lupulescu
Bogdan-Daniel Deac – Teimour Radjabov
Round 5 games:
Round 4 games: Wesley So – Fabiano Caruana / Anish Giri – Levon Aronian / Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Constantin Lupulescu / Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Teimour Radjabov / Alexander Grischuk – Bogdan-Daniel Deac
Round 3 games: Alexander Grischuk – Wesley So/Bogdan-Daniel Deac – Shakhriyar Mamedyarov / Teimour Radjabov – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave / Constantin Lupulescu – Anish Giri / Levon Aronian – Fabiano Caruana
Round 2 games: Wesley So – Aronian Levon/ Fabiano Caruana – Constantin Lupulescu/ Anish Giri – Teimour Radjabov/ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Bogdan-Daniel Deac/ Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Alexander Grischuk
Round 1 games: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Wesley So/ Alexander Grischuk – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave/ Bogdan-Daniel Deac – Anish Giri/ Teimour Radjabov – Fabiano Caruana / Constantin Lupulescu – Levon Aronian
All the games from the Romania 2021 Grand Chess Tour will be live daily on chessdom.com.