Paris Rapid & Blitz
Dubov, Daniil vs. Grischuk, Alexander
The Paris Rapid & Blitz is the 3rd stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, a series of 8 events in which the world's best players compete for a total prize fund of $1.75 million. The Paris event this year takes place in the Head Office of sponsors Vivendi from July 27 to August 1. 7 of the 12 tour regulars, Caruana, Giri, MVL, Nepomniachtchi, Mamedyarov, Anand and Nakamura are joined by event wild cards Grischuk, Duda and Dubov.
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: grandchesstour.org