WORLD’S ELITE BATTLE IT OUT IN 5-DAY CHESS TOURNAMENT IN LEUVEN (BELGIUM)
The third edition of the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid & Blitz chess tournament will be held in Leuven, Belgium from Tuesday 12th June until Saturday 16th June 2018. The tournament forms part of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, a series of global chess events organized in some of the leading cities in the world. The prize money for the 2018 tournament totals US$ 150.000 and includes tournaments in the USA, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
The players will compete in both Rapid and Blitz chess during the 5-day event with each player taking part in a total of 27 individual games. Both formats are much faster than the classical chess often seen in traditional chess tournaments. Rapid games typically last less than one hour while Blitz chess is even faster with both players having less than 5 minutes each to complete all their moves.
The best chess players in the world will compete including the 2018 World Chess Champion Challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA) and former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India) as well as Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Viswanathan Anand and Wesley So!
The organizer is Your Next Move - a non-profit organization promoting chess as an educational tool for children and youngsters in Belgium.
Watch the games of the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.
You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2017 - Blitz|Rapid
Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2016 - Blitz|Rapid