For 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.
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