Nakamura wins St Louis Rapid & Blitz Chess, Anand last

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

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.

Day 2 blitz results

Round 27
Anand, Viswanathan Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Caruana, Fabiano Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander Aronian, Levon 1-0
Nakamura, Hikaru Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1
So, Wesley Karjakin, Sergey 0-1

Round 26
Aronian, Levon Anand, Viswanathan 1-0
Dominguez Perez, Leinier Grischuk, Alexander ½-½
Karjakin, Sergey Caruana, Fabiano 0-1
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime So, Wesley ½-½

Round 25
Anand, Viswanathan Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½
Caruana, Fabiano Grischuk, Alexander ½-½
Karjakin, Sergey Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½
Nakamura, Hikaru Aronian, Levon 1-0
So, Wesley Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0

Round 24
Aronian, Levon So, Wesley 1-0
Dominguez Perez, Leinier Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Karjakin, Sergey 1-0
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Caruana, Fabiano 1-0

Round 23
Caruana, Fabiano Anand, Viswanathan 1-0
Karjakin, Sergey Aronian, Levon 1-0
Nakamura, Hikaru Grischuk, Alexander 1-0
So, Wesley Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0

Round 22
Anand, Viswanathan Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½
Aronian, Levon Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0
Dominguez Perez, Leinier Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander So, Wesley 0-1
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Caruana, Fabiano 1-0

Round 21
Caruana, Fabiano Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1
Karjakin, Sergey Grischuk, Alexander 0-1
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Aronian, Levon 1-0
So, Wesley Anand, Viswanathan 0-1
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0

Round 20
Anand, Viswanathan Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Aronian, Levon Caruana, Fabiano 0-1
Dominguez Perez, Leinier Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0
Grischuk, Alexander Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1
Nakamura, Hikaru So, Wesley ½-½

Round 19
Aronian, Levon Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0
Caruana, Fabiano So, Wesley ½-½
Karjakin, Sergey Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Grischuk, Alexander ½-½
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Anand, Viswanathan ½-½

Grand Chess Tour Points

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