Vachier -Lagrave wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

Vachier-Lagrave Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

It almost went wrong, but eventually he clinched it. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Paris Grand Chess Tour on Thursday, while 49-year-old Vishy Anand reached an excellent second place.

2019 Paris Grand Chess Tour participants
The participants with the Arc de Triomphe as the backdrop, from the rooftop garden of the Vivendi office. .
2019 Paris Grand Chess Tour final standings
The Paris Grand Chess Tour final standings. | Image: Spectrum Studios.

Vachier-Lagrave moved up to second place in the overall Grand Chess Tour standings, behind Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So. Note that four players will qualify for the finals in December in London.

Here’s the remaining schedule:

  • St. Louis Rapid & Blitz, August 8-15, 2019. St. Louis, U.S.
  • Sinquefield Cup (Classical), August 15-30, 2019. St. Louis, U.S.
  • Superbet Rapid & Blitz, November 4-11, 2019. Bucharest, Romania.
  • Tata Steel Rapid & Blitz, November 20-27, 2019. Kolkata, India.
  • GCT Finals (four players qualify), November 30-December 10, 2019. London, UK.
2019 Grand Chess Tour standings after Paris
The 2019 Grand Chess Tour standings after Paris Grand Chess Tour