15 June 2021

Second Grand Chess Tour Event Starts in Paris

The players will compete in rapid and blitz.

Photo: Official website
Photo: Official website

The Paris Rapid & Blitz, the second event of the Grand Chess Tour, will be held in the capital of France from June 16 (arrival) till June 23 (departure). 

The tournament will feature Vladimir Kramnik, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler (all from Russia), Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So (both from the USA), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Etienne Bacrot (both from France), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Richard Rapport (Hungary), and Alireza Firouzja (FIDE). 

The match days: June 18-20 (rapid) and June 21-22 (blitz). The rounds will start at 3 PM Moscow time.

The prize fund is $150,000. 

Official website