Day 1 – Rapid
Since 2016, the Paris Rapid and Blitz tournament has been a part of the Grand Chess Tour and this year is no exception. Through the support of KasparovChess, Vivendi, and Colliers International, Paris is hosting the second stop on the 2021 Grand Chess Tour and promises five days of excitement and fireworks. Eleven elite grandmasters compete in 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a total prize fund of $150,000.
- Rapid section: June 18-20
- Blitz section: June 21-22
The Ruy Lopez is one of the oldest openings which continues to enjoy high popularity from club level to the absolute world top. In this video series, American super GM Fabiano Caruana, talking to IM Oliver Reeh, presents a complete repertoire for White.