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Grand Chess Tour – Romania 2021 LIVE

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Due to a last-minute illness, GM Richard Rapport (a full tour player) has withdrawn from the GCT Superbet Classic in Bucharest and he was replaced by Romanian No. 2 GM Bogdan-Daniel Deac.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 1:

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.

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