Grand Chess Tour Finals

Ding, Liren vs. Aronian, Levon

The 2019 Grand Chess Tour Finals are taking place at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington from 2-8 December as part of the London Chess Classic Festival. The matches consist of eight games, two classical (worth 6 points), two rapid (4 points) and four blitz (2 points). In case of a tie, a rapid mini-match (10+5) and Armageddon (5 vs 4) will be played. The prize fund is $350,000, with $150,000 for 1st place, 100k for 2nd, 60k for 3rd and 40k for 4th. In classical chess the players receive 130 minutes for the entire gamee, with a 30-second delay from move 1, then 25+10 for the rapid and 5+3 for the blitz. Official websites: www.londonchessclassic.com | grandchesstour.org