Wesley So convincingly wins GCT Rapid in Leuven, Anand & Giri finish last

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

Final standings

Round 9 results

Anand, Viswanathan - So, Wesley ½-½

Aronian, Levon - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½

Giri, Anish - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½

Karjakin, Sergey - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1

Round 8 results

Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon 0-1

Grischuk, Alexander - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½

Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0

So, Wesley - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish 1-0

Round 7 results

Anand, Viswanathan - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1

Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1

Giri, Anish - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½

Nakamura, Hikaru - So, Wesley 0-1

Round 6 results

Caruana, Fabiano - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1

Grischuk, Alexander - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1

Karjakin, Sergey - Giri, Anish ½-½

So, Wesley - Aronian, Levon ½-½

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0

Round 5 results

Anand, Viswanathan - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0

Giri, Anish - Aronian, Levon 0-1

Grischuk, Alexander - So, Wesley 0-1

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

Nakamura, Hikaru - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½

Round 4 results

Aronian, Levon - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½

Caruana, Fabiano - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0

Karjakin, Sergey - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½

So, Wesley - Giri, Anish 1-0

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½

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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