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Grand Chess Tour organizers announce the tournament format for 2020


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Grand Chess Tour organizers have announced the format for the 2020 tournaments.

They will feature the following 10 players, as some of them will be involved in the Candidates Tournament: Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Anish Giri.

There will be no separate final stage this year – the organizers are going to announce the winner based on the results of all tournaments.

The stages will be held on May 3-13 in Bucharest, on June 22-29 in Paris, on July 2-9 in Zagreb, on August 22-30 and September 1-11 in St. Louis.

The prize fund is USD 325,000 for classic tournaments and USD 150,000 for rapid and blitz.

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