So leads Leuven Grand Chess Tour after day 1, Anand & Caruana last

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

Standings after 3 rounds

​1 So, Wesley 2.5 2.75

2 Karjakin, Sergey 2 3

Aronian, Levon 2 2.5

4 Nakamura, Hikaru 1.5 2.5

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1.5 2.5

Grischuk, Alexander 1.5 1.5

Giri, Anish 1.5 1.25

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1.5 1.25

9 Anand, Viswanathan 0.5 1

Caruana, Fabiano 0.5 0.75

Round 3 results

Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½

Grischuk, Alexander - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Giri, Anish ½-½

Nakamura, Hikaru - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - So, Wesley ½-½

Round 2 results

Aronian, Levon - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0

Caruana, Fabiano - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½

Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0

Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0

So, Wesley - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0

Round 1 results

Anand, Viswanathan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1

Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley 0-1

Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon ½-½

Nakamura, Hikaru - Giri, Anish 1-0

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

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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