Magnus Carlsen

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MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen became the winner of the first stage of the Grand tour, which took place in Paris.

After the blitz standings headed Karslen and the Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the assets of which had 24 points. The winner of the tournament was held for two full-time party, one of which Carlsen won and the other ended in a draw. Russian chess player Alexander Grischuk took the fourth place, Sergey Karjakin – sixth.

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The final position of the stage of the Grand tour in Paris: 1. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) – 24 points, 2. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) – 24, 3. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) – 23, 4. Alexander Grischuk (Russia) Is 22, 5. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) Is 20, 6. Sergey Karjakin (Russia) – 18, 7. Wesley so (USA) – 15, 8. Fabiano Caruana (USA) – 14, 9. Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) – 11,5, 10 . Etienne Bacrot (France) Is 8.5.

Odnorangovogo tournament on rapid chess was held from 21 to 23 June, the time control is 25 minutes + 10 seconds per move. The blitz was held in two rounds on June 24-25, participants had 5 minutes per game adding three seconds for each move.

The Grand tour is a representative commercial competition, which this year will consist of five stages. Immediately after the tournament in Paris will take place on stage in the Belgian Leuven is also in rapid chess and blitz. In August will be two stages in the American St. Louis – a “classic” the sinquefield Cup and the tournament in rapid chess and blitz. In November and December scheduled tournament on classical chess in London.

The total prize Fund of the tour is 1.2 million euros, of which Paris awarded 150 thousand Euro. The winner of the tournament received 37.5 thousand euros.