Brutal blunder in final round of the day allows rivals to narrow gap with So

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

​In the position above, Wesley So inexplicably hung his Rook in a basically drawn chess game.

Current standings after 9 rapid / 9 blitz games

The 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 Chess 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 chess 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.

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

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