June 12 – 16, 2018 - Leuven City Hall, Belgium
The 2018 YNM Leuven Rapid & Blitz tournament will be the first stop on the 2018 Grand Chess Tour.
2017 saw World Champion Magnus Carlsen ease to a comfortable victory but there will definitely be a new champion this year as Magnus is not returning to defend his title. New faces include Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk and Shakriyar Mamedyarov none of whom participated in the 2017 edition. They will be joined by GM Anish who will once again participate in Leuven as a Wildcard for the event.
|FORMAT||10-Player Round Robin|
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English – GM Yasser Seirawan, IM Jovanka Houska, GM Alejandro Ramirez, GM Maurice Ashley and GM Nigel Short
Russian – GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko and GM Yaroslav Zherebukh
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