The 2019 Paris GCT Rapid & Blitz tournament is again facilitated by generous contributions from Vivendi, Canal+ and Colliers International. This year, the tournament is the third stop on the 2019 Grand Chess Tour and will see the participants competing over 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a total prize fund of $150,000.
A total of 120 spectators can be accommodated daily at the playing venue and entry is free of charge. Anyone wishing to attend the event as a spectator may register for a maximum of 2 days each to ensure fair opportunities for all. Only spectators in possession of a valid ticket issued in their own name will be granted access. No tickets will be issued at the venue on any of the playing days.
Dates: July 27 - August 1, 2019
Venue: 6 Rue de Tilsitt, 75008, Paris, France
Format: 10 Player Round Robin
Prize Fund: $150,000