Déjà vu! Just as in Leuven, Wesley So wins GCT Rapid in Paris!

The Paris Grand Chess Tour is the 2nd of 5 stages of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour

Results from final 3 rounds

Round 9
Caruana, Fabiano Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1
Nakamura, Hikaru Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
So, Wesley Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Aronian, Levon 1-0

Round 8
Anand, Viswanathan Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1
Aronian, Levon Caruana, Fabiano 0-1
Karjakin, Sergey So, Wesley ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Grischuk, Alexander 1-0

Round 7
Caruana, Fabiano Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0
Grischuk, Alexander Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Karjakin, Sergey Aronian, Levon ½-½
So, Wesley Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0

Final standings


The 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.

The Paris chess 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 chess 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 chess.

Rapid chess games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw.

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