Nakamura-Mamedyarov top St Louis Rapid Chess, Caruana collapsed in final 2 days

The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz chess is the third stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour

Final standings

After going 3/3 on day 1, Caruana completely collapsed in the final 2 days. He went winless and -1 in day 2 and 3 combine. Nakamura and Mamedyarov came from behind to top St Louis Rapid Chess.

Round 9 results

Caruana, Fabiano So, Wesley ½-½

Grischuk, Alexander Aronian, Levon ½-½

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Anand, Viswanathan 1-0

Nakamura, Hikaru Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

Round 8 results

Anand, Viswanathan Caruana, Fabiano ½-½

Aronian, Levon Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0

Dominguez Perez, Leinier Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½

Karjakin, Sergey Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½

So, Wesley Grischuk, Alexander 1-0

Round 7 results

Caruana, Fabiano Dominguez Perez, Leinier 0-1

Grischuk, Alexander Anand, Viswanathan ½-½

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Karjakin, Sergey 1-0

Nakamura, Hikaru Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0

So, Wesley Aronian, Levon ½-½

Round 6 results

Anand, Viswanathan So, Wesley 0-1

Aronian, Levon Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1

Dominguez Perez, Leinier Grischuk, Alexander ½-½

Karjakin, Sergey Caruana, Fabiano ½-½

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1

Round 5 results

Anand, Viswanathan Aronian, Levon 0-1

Caruana, Fabiano Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½

Grischuk, Alexander Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½

So, Wesley Dominguez Perez, Leinier 0-1

Round 4 results

Aronian, Levon Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½

Dominguez Perez, Leinier Anand, Viswanathan ½-½

Karjakin, Sergey So, Wesley ½-½

Nakamura, Hikaru Caruana, Fabiano ½-½

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Grischuk, Alexander 1-0

Round 3 results

GM Caruana, Fabiano vs GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar [1-0]

GM So, Wesley vs GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime [1/2-1/2]

GM Anand, Viswanathan vs GM Karjakin, Sergey [1/2-1/2]

GM Grischuk, Alexander vs GM Nakamura, Hikaru [1/2-1/2]

GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier vs GM Aronian, Levon [1-0]

Round 2 results

GM Aronian, Levon vs GM Caruana, Fabiano [0-1]

GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar vs GM Grischuk, Alexander [1/2-1/2]

GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime vs GM Anand, Viswanathan [1-0]

GM Karjakin, Sergey vs GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier [1-0]

GM Nakamura, Hikaru vs GM So, Wesley [1-0]

Round 1 results

GM So, Wesley vs GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar [0-1]

GM Karjakin, Sergey vs GM Aronian, Levon [1/2-1/2]

GM Anand, Viswanathan vs GM Nakamura, Hikaru [1-0]

GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier vs GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime [1/2-1/2]

GM Grischuk, Alexander vs GM Caruana, Fabiano [0-1]

The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz chess is the third stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. The 10-player chess tournament takes place in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 11-15 August and sees tour regulars Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Karjakin, MVL, So, Mamedyarov, Grischuk and wild card Dominguez.

The chess prize fund is $150,000, with $37,500 for 1st place. The rapid section is a single round-robin with 3 rounds each day on the first 3 days at a time control of 25 minutes for all 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.

Rapid chess games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. A tie for first place will be decided in a 2-game Rapid mini-match (10min + 5sec delay), only between the top two, and if necessary an Armageddon game (5 vs. 4). The playoff takes place shortly after the last round.

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