The first leg of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour is set to take place from 9-12th June at La Maison de la Chimie in Paris, France. Ten Grandmasters will compete in the round robin rapid on 9-10th June and double round robin blitz on 11-12th June. The total prize fund is $150,000.
The Tour is a series of four Events in which players earn Grand Tour Points in accordance with their final rank in each Event. At the conclusion of the Tour, the top two players based on the final Grand Tour Point standings shall be awarded Tour Prizes.
Event Prize Fund: $150,000 USD
Total Event Prize Fund: $150,000
Schedule of Events:
Blitz Day 1
Pro/Biz, Press &
Blitz Day 2
Rapid Day 1
Rapid Day 2
Format: 10-player Round Robin
Time Control: Game in 25 minutes, with a 10-second increment from move 1.
Format: 10-player Double Round Robin
Time Control: Game in 5 minutes, with a 2-second increment from move 1.