Minister of Defense Karjakin in sole lead at GCT Paris followed by Nakamura & So
Combine standings after 1st day of blitz
The players will play 9 more blitz chess games tomorrow.
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.