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Category 19 Super-GM tournament in Baden-Baden

1/4/2013 – In 1870 the first really strong chess tournament was held in Baden-Baden – with Anderssen, Steinitz, Blackburne, Paulsen, Winawer, etc. In the course of a century many fine tournaments were held in the German spa town. This year there will be a very strong six-player event, led by the World Champion Vishwanathan Anand and the World number five Fabiano Caruana. Press release.
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Press release

GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden

Category 19 GM tournament: February 7th–17th 2013

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

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Baden-Baden is also known in the chess world as the hometown of OSG Baden-Baden, the most successful German club in the 1990 and 2000s. In the same period we started the Chess Center Baden-Baden, to lay further foundations for establishing Baden-Baden as an important center of the European chess community.

The main event of our chess weeks will be the GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden, a super-tournament which will give the the three top German players the chance to face three established world class players on their own soil.

As partners of the GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden, we gained the Grenkeleasing AG, the German Chess Federation, and Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa.

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

World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India, rated 2772

GM Fabiano Caruana of Italy, rated 2781

GM Michael Adams of England, rated 2725

GM Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany, rated 2708

GM Daniel Fridman of Germany, rated 2667

GM Georg Meier of Germany, rated 2645

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 web site (in English)

For information concerning the GM tournament contact tournament director Sven Noppes: or Tel.: +49-151-14813721

For general information and information concerning the side tournaments contact Christian Bossert (Chairman of Schachzentrum Baden-Baden) und Dr Markus Keller (CEO of Schachzentrum Baden-Baden): or Tel.: +49-7221-50079623

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