Baden-Baden GRENKE Chess Classic

Baden-Baden GRENKE Chess Classic

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Baden-Baden tournament logo.jpgCategory 19 GM tournament in Baden-Baden

PRESS RELEASE - For the first time ever the Baden-Baden Chess Centre (Schachzentrum Baden-Baden) is hosting a Category 19 GM tournament, the Baden-Baden GRENKE Chess Classic.

This event will continue the tradition of great chess tournaments that the well-known southern German spa town has established over the last two centuries.

Baden-Baden is also renowned in the chess world as the home of OSG Baden-Baden, the most successful German club since the 1990s. In the same period we set up the Baden-Baden Chess Centre to lay the foundations for making Baden-Baden into an important centre for the European chess community.

The main event of the chess fortnight will be the Baden-Baden GRENKE Chess Classic, a supertournament providing three top German players with the chance to face three established world class players on their own soil.

The Baden-Baden GRENKE Chess Classic has been made possible by partnership with GRENKELEASING AG, the German Chess Federation and Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa.

The participants in the double round-robin will be:

Viswanathan Anand, World Champion, 43, India

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Fabiano Caruana, No. 5 in the world, 20, Italy

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Michael Adams, No. 23 in the world, 41, England

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Arkadij Naiditsch, No. 37 in the world, 27, Germany

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Daniel Fridman, No. 78 in the world, 36, Germany

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Georg Meier, No. 108 in the world, 25, Germany

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The tournament is scheduled for 7-17 February 2013. The venue will be the historic halls of Kulturhaus LA8 (House of Culture) in the centre of Baden-Baden. The games will start daily at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. GMT) except for the last day when they start at 1 p.m. (12 p.m. GMT).

The main event will be complemented by several side tournaments – each limited to 80 players:  

  • Chess Classic ELO Open (9 rounds, 9 days, only for players Elo 1800+ rated) 7 – 15 Feb 2013
  • Chess Classic Carnival (6 rounds, 3 days, open to all) 9 – 11 Feb 2013
  • Chess Classic Holiday (6 rounds, 3 days, open to all) 14 – 16 Feb 2013

Photos: Georgios Souleidis


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This year's tournament has a new website at http://www.grenkechessclassic.de

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