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Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid&Blitz 2021

Since 2016, the Paris Rapid and Blitz tournament has been a part of the Grand Chess Tour and this year is no exception. Through the support of Vivendi and Colliers International, Paris will host the second stop on the 2021 Grand Chess Tour and promises five days of excitement and fireworks.

Ten elite grandmasters will compete in 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a total prize fund of $150,000.

The participants are:

  • Fabiano Caruana
  • Levon Aronian
  • Wesley So
  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
  • Teimour Radjabov
  • Richard Rapport
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi
  • Vladimir Kramnik
  • Etienne Bacrot
  • Alireza Firouzja
  • Peter Svidler

Paris GCT 2019, Photo by: Lennart Ootes

The Opening ceremony of the event is scheduled for June 17th, while the games will kick off on Friday, 18th of June.

After the 1st leg of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour held in Romania, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov leads the Grand Chess Tour overall standings with 13 GCT points.

Read more: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov wins Grand Chess Tour Romania 2021 / Grand Chess Tour – Romania 2021

GCT current standings: