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.

2016 Regulations

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.

  1. Event Prize Fund: $150,000 USD
    Place Prize Place Prize
    1st $37,500 6th $7,500
    2nd $30,000 7th $7,500
    3rd $15,000 8th $7,500
    4th $15,000 9th $7,500
    5th $15,000 10th $7,500
    Total Event Prize Fund: $150,000
  2. Schedule of Events:
    Date Event Date Event
    JUN-7 Arrival JUN-11 Blitz Day 1
    JUN-8 Pro/Biz, Press &
    Corporate Activity
    JUN-12 Blitz Day 2
    Closing Ceremony
    JUN-9 Rapid Day 1 JUN-13 Departure
    JUN-10 Rapid Day 2
  3. Rapid Regulations:
    1. Format: 10-player Round Robin
    2. Time Control: Game in 25 minutes, with a 10-second increment from move 1.
  4. Blitz Regulations:
    1. Format: 10-player Double Round Robin
    2. Time Control: Game in 5 minutes, with a 2-second increment from move 1.
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