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Friday, January 4, 2013

GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden Category 19 GM Tournament

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Hello everyone,

For the first time ever, the Chess Center Baden-Baden (Schachzentrum Baden-Baden) will host a category 19 GM tournament, the GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden, according to a press release. 

This event will follow 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 known as the hometown of OSG Baden-Baden, the most successful German club in the 1990 and 2000s. The main event of the chess festival will be the GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden:

The participants in the double round robin will be:

Viswanathan Anand India World Champion 43 years
Fabiano Caruana Italy No. 5 in the world 20 years
Michael Adams England No. 23 in the world 41 years
Arkadij Naiditsch Germany No. 37 in the world 27 years
Daniel Fridman Germany No. 78 in the world 36 years
Georg Meier Germany No. 108 in the world 25 years

The tournament is scheduled from February 7th to 17th 2013. The venue will be the historical halls of Kulturhaus LA8 (House of Culture) in the center of Baden-Baden. The games will start daily at 3 p.m., in the last round at 1 p.m.

To complement the main event, several side tournaments – each limited to 80 players – will take place:
Chess Classic Elo Open (9 rounds, 9 days, only for players ELO 1800+) 7th–15th Feb 2013
Chess Classic Fasching (6 rounds, 3 days, open to all) 9th–11th Feb 2013
Chess Classic Ferien (6 rounds, 3 days, open to all) 14th–16th Feb 2013

Tournament website (in English)

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