Grand Chess Tour 2019 Zagreb – Croacia

From June 24th to July 9th the second tournament of this great event will be held as the Grand Chess Tour in Zagreb-Croatia (Novinarski Dom), the first tournament was held in Abiyan which is located in the south of Ivory Coast and was won by Magnus Carlsen. The game system is round robin with 12 players.

Participants will battle for a record $1.75 million prize fund as the GCT expands its reach to four continents to include tournaments in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The cash prize offered for the classic tournaments has been increased to $325,000 per event ($90,000 for first place and $60,000 for second), while the prize fund for the GCT Finals in London will also be increased to $350,000 ($150,000 for first place and $100,000 for second).

Novinarski Dom
Novinarski Dom

PARTICIPANTS

Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen
Ding Liren
Ding Liren
shakhriyar mamedyarov
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
viswanathan anand
Viswanathan Anand
Anish Giri
Anish Giri
Sergey Karjakin
Sergey Karjakin
Ian Nepomniachtchi
Ian Nepomniachtchi
Fabiano Caruana
Fabiano Caruana
Wesley So
Wesley So
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Hikaru Nakamura
Hikaru Nakamura
Aronian Levon
Aronian Levon
DateTime (GMT + 2)Event
June 26th16.30Round 1
June 27th16.30Round 2
June 28th16.30Round 3
June 29th16.30Round 4
June 30th16.30Round 5
July 1st16.30Round 6
July 2ndRest dayRest day
July 3rd16.30Round 7
July 4th16.30Round 8
July 5th16.30Round 9
July 6th16.30Round 10
July 7th16.30Round 11
July 8th16.30Playoff (if required) / Closing Ceremony

All Grand Chess Tour 2019 tournaments

  • Ivory Coast Rapid & Blitz, from 6 to 13 May, in Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
  • Croatia GCT (classical chess) from June 24th to July 9th in Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Paris Rapid & Blitz, from 26 July to 2 August, in Paris (France)
  • Sinquefield Cup (classical chess), from the 15th to the 30th of August, in St. Louis (USA)
  • Superbet Rapid & Blitz, from 4th to 11th November, in Bucharest November (Romania)
  • Tata Steel India Rapid & Blitz, from 20 to 27 November, in Calcutta (India)
  • Chess Classic London (the final of the Grand Chess Tour 2019), from November 30 to December 10, in London (Great Britain)

The top four players by cumulative score will qualify for the GCT 2019 Finals to be held during the London Chess Classic in London, UK, between November 30 and December 10, 2019.

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