The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is pleased to announce that all ten qualified players have confirmed their participation in the 2020 Tour and the event allocations have been finalized. The ten full tour participants will play in both the Superbet Chess Classic Romania in Bucharest in May and in the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis in September. In addition, they will each participate in two of the three rapid and blitz events as indicated below.
|Event||Paris GCT R&B||Croatia R&B||Saint Louis R&B|
|Playing Dates||June 24 – 28||July 4 – 8||August 25 – 29|
|City||Paris, France||Zagreb, Croatia||Saint Louis, USA|
|1||Carlsen, Magnus||Carlsen, Magnus||Ding, Liren|
|2||Nakamura, Hikaru||Ding, Liren||Nakamura, Hikaru|
|3||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||Caruana, Fabiano||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|4||Caruana, Fabiano||So, Wesley||Grischuk, Alexander|
|5||So, Wesley||Grischuk, Alexander||Aronian, Levon|
|6||Nepomniachtchi, Ian||Nepomniachtchi, Ian||Giri, Anish|
|7||Aronian, Levon||Giri, Anish||Wildcard (TBC)|
|8||Wildcard (TBC)||Wildcard (TBC)||Wildcard (TBC)|
|9||Wildcard (TBC)||Wildcard (TBC)||Wildcard (TBC)|
|10||Wildcard (TBC)||Wildcard (TBC)||Wildcard (TBC)|
The full tour players will be joined by three wildcard invitees at the events in Paris and Zagreb and by four wildcard invitees in Saint Louis. Details of the wildcards for each of the events will be released later.
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