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Chess Classic Mainz 2010

Countdown – top 10 record in Grenke Open

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Tomorrow, on 6th August 2010, the 10th edition of the Chess Classic Mainz will kick off at 14:00 hours with a press conference. No less than three world champions will be happy to answer questions from the press: world champion Viswanathan Anand, women world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and rapid chess world champion Levon Aronian.

At 16:00, Anand will start his traditional simul on 40 boards, whereas Kosteniuk will play a 20 board Chess960 simul.

On Saturday 07.08 and Sunday 08.08 the Open Grenke Rapid World Championship will be played, with more than 650 players already registered! The organizing Chess Tigers received a prominent “last-minute” registration from world class player Sergey Karjakin this week. With his 2747 ELO the ELO average of the top 10 is 2727, which is a new record in Chess Classic history!

Please visit the website during the tournament, which will be filled with reports in German and English. Do also follow our tournament twitter:, with inside views and pictures.

Greetings from the Chess Tigers Team in Mainz!

Eric van Reem
Press officer Chess Classic Mainz 2010

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