Paris Grand Chess Tour
Topalov, Veselin vs. Grischuk, Alexander
The Paris GCT is the 1st of 5 stages of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, in which 9 of the world's best players and wild cards will play for a total prize fund of $1.2 million. The Paris event takes place in the studios of the CANAL+ TV channel in Boulogne-Billancourt and features World Champion Magnus Carlsen, So, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Caruana and Karjakin alongside wild cards Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Topalov and Bacrot.
The rapid event is a 10-player single round-robin and features 3 rounds each day on the first 3 days, with a time control of 25 minutes for all moves and a 10-second delay from move 1. The final 2 days are a blitz double round-robin, with 18 rounds of 5 minutes + 3-second delay blitz. Rapid games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. Official website: Grand Chess Tour