2019 Côte D’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz Chess Grand Tour

May 12, 2019 Final Standings Côte D’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz      

First  Magnus Carlsen      $37,000 – 13 GCT Points

=2nd Hikaru Nakamura $22,500 – 9 GCT Points

 = 2nd Maxime Vachier-Lagrave $22,500 – 9 GCT Points

4th     Wesley So  $15,000 – 7 GCT Points

5th     Ding Liren $12,500 – 6 GCT Points

6th     Wei Yi $10,000 – 5 GCT Points

= 7th  Ian Nepomniachtchi $7,500 – 3.5 GCT Points

= 7th  Sergey Karjakin $7,500 – 3.5 GCT Points

9th     Veselin Topalov $7,500 – 2 GCT Points

10th IM Bassem Amin of Egypt $7,500 – 1 GCT Point

The 2019 Grand Chess Tour begins today with the Côte D’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz.

Players                         URS Rating/FIDE Rapid Rating/Place

Magnus Carlsen                            2867-1st/2869-1st   

Hikaru Nakamura                          2805-2nd/2824-2nd

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave             2792-3rd/2800-6th

Ding Liren                                     2786-5th/2760-15th

Ian Nepomniachtchi                     2776-7th/2785-8th

Sergey Karjakin                             2773-9th/2781-11th

Wesley So                                       2772-10th/2801-5th

Wei Yi                                               2737-22nd/2698-48th

Veselin Topalov                             2736-23rd/2781-12th

Bassem Amin                                  2683-63rd/2617-153rd

After Round 1 Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen, and Ding Liren lead with a score of 2-0.

Round 2 Magnus springs into the lead 4-0 with Hikaru, Wei Yi and Ding Liren at 3-1

Round 3 Day One ends with a two-way tie for First between Magnus Carlsen and Wei Yi at 5 followed by Hikaru Nakamura at 4. Rapids continue tomorrow in day two!

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