1st Baden-Baden GRENKE Chess Classic

1st Baden-Baden GRENKE Chess Classic

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Baden-Baden%20tournament%20logo.jpgPRESS RELEASE: The Baden-Baden Chess Centre and fans of top-class chess eagerly await the 1st GRENKE Chess Classic.

The double round-robin runs from 7th - 17th February and will pit three of the world’s top grandmasters, including World Champion Viswanathan Anand, against three members of the German national team, including Germany´s no. 1 Arkadij Naiditsch.

The event which features an extensive accompanying program is sponsored and supported by GRENKELEASING AG, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, the German Chess Federation and Sparkasse Baden-Baden Gaggenau.

The following pairings were drawn for the grandmaster tournament:

Round 1 on 07/02/2013 at 15:00
Naiditsch Arkadij - Fridman Daniel
Adams Michael - Anand Viswanathan
Caruana Fabiano - Meier Georg
Round 2 on 08/02/2013 at 15:00
Fridman Daniel - Meier Georg
Anand Viswanathan - Caruana Fabiano
Naiditsch Arkadij - Adams Michael
Round 3 on 09/02/2013 at 15:00
Adams Michael - Fridman Daniel
Caruana Fabiano - Naiditsch Arkadij
Meier Georg - Anand Viswanathan
Round 4 on 10/02/2013 at 15:00
Fridman Daniel - Anand Viswanathan
Naiditsch Arkadij - Meier Georg
Adams Michael - Caruana Fabiano
Round 5 on 11/02/2013 at 15:00
Caruana Fabiano - Fridman Daniel
Meier Georg - Adams Michael
Anand Viswanathan - Naiditsch Arkadij
Round 6 on 13/02/2013 at 15:00
Fridman Daniel - Naiditsch Arkadij
Anand Viswanathan - Adams Michael
Meier Georg - Caruana Fabiano
Round 7 on 14/02/2013 at 15:00
Meier Georg - Fridman Daniel
Caruana Fabiano - Anand Viswanathan
Adams Michael - Naiditsch Arkadij
Round 8 on 15/02/2013 at 15:00
Fridman Daniel - Adams Michael
Naiditsch Arkadij - Caruana Fabiano
Anand Viswanathan - Meier Georg
Round 9 on 16/02/2013 at 15:00
Anand Viswanathan - Fridman Daniel
Meier Georg - Naiditsch Arkadij
Caruana Fabiano - Adams Michael
Round 10 on 17/02/2013 at 13:00
Fridman Daniel - Caruana Fabiano
Adams Michael - Meier Georg
Naiditsch Arkadij - Anand Viswanathan


Spectators will get their money’s worth both at the venue and in the comfort of their own homes. The games will be accompanied by live commentary from German grandmasters Klaus Bischoff and Sebastian Siebrecht. For English-speaking chess fans the live video stream from the venue will feature commentary from English IM Lawrence Trent, who is perhaps best known for his commentary on the London Chess Classic. The video stream will also be used to broadcast the comments of the players during post-game interviews.

Chess fans can expect exciting games, as the players’ fighting spirit will be boosted by the fact that no draws can be offered before the 40th move.

For more information about the event, visit the official website: www.grenkechessclassic.com.


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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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Photos: Georgios Souleidis

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