31 July 2019

Ian Nepomniachtchhi and Alexander Grischuk Pursue MVL in Paris

First blitz part was played in GCT tournament.

Photo: Lennart Ootes
Photo: Lennart Ootes

The first part of blitz was played in the Paris Grand Chess Tour tournament on July 31. Hikaru Nakamura scored 6.5 points out of 9, while Ian Nepomniachtchi and Fabiano Caruana got 5.5 points.  

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is leading the race after rapid and blitz with 17.5 points. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alexander Grischuk are 2 points behind.

Current standings:

1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 17.5 points
2-3. Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk - 15.5
4-6. Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura - 14.5
7. Jan-Krzysztof Duda - 13
8-9. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Daniil Dubov - 10.5
10. Anish Giri - 9.

The final part of the blitz event will be played on July 31.  

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