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.
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:
For information concerning the GM tournament contact tournament director Sven
firstname.lastname@example.org 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): email@example.com or Tel.: +49-7221-50079623