GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden 2013

Caruana idFor the first time ever, the Chess Center Baden-Baden (aka Schachzentrum Baden-Baden) will host a category 19 Grandmaster tournament, the GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden. This event will follow the tradition of great chess tournaments that the well-known South German Spa town has established over the last two centuries.

The tournament is scheduled for February 7th – 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 15:00 CET, the last round starts at 13:00 CET.

Live games with analysis here

The participants in the double round robin will be:

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

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

Official website: www.schachzentrum-baden-baden.de

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