31 March - 9 April 2018
  • Georg Meier
    Georg Meier

    Name: Georg Meier
    Age: 30
    Country: Germany
    World rankinge: No. 109

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  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    Name: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Age: 27
    Country: France
    World ranking: No. 6

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  • Fabiano Caruana
    Fabiano Caruana

    Name: Fabiano Caruana
    Age: 25
    Country: USA
    World ranking: No. 7

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  • Nikita Vitiugov
    Nikita Vitiugov

    Name: Nikita Vitiugov
    Age: 31
    Country: Russland
    World ranking No. 26

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  • Viswanathan Anand
    Viswanathan Anand

    Name: Viswanathan Anand
    Age: 48
    Country: Indien
    World ranking: No. 9

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  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen

    Name: Magnus Carlsen
    Age: 27
    Country: Norway
    World ranking: No. 1

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  • Matthias Bluebaum
    Matthias Bluebaum

    Name: Matthias Blübaum
    Age: 20
    Country: Germany
    World ranking: Nr. 138

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  • Hou Yifan
    Hou Yifan

    Name: Hou Yifan
    Age: 23
    Country: China
    World ranking: No. 96

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  • Levon Aronian
    Levon Aronian

    Name: Levon Aronian
    Age: 35
    Counry: Armenia
    World ranking: No. 5

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  • Arkadij Naiditsch
    Arkadij Naiditsch

    Name: Arkadij Naiditsch
    Age: 32
    Country: Azerbaijan
    World ranking: No. 41

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Officials

Sven Noppes – Tournament Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christian Bossert - Tournament Director, Chairman of the Baden-Baden Chess Centre, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Articles/Photos - Georgios Souleidis

Video production - E & R Solutions

Social Media - Eric van Reem

Schedule

Schedule GRENKE Chess Classic 2018:

Round 1: 31st March 15:00 (Schwarzwaldhalle Karlsruhe)

Round 2: 1st April 15:00 (Schwarzwaldhalle Karlsruhe)

Round 3: 2nd April 15:00 (Schwarzwaldhalle Karlsruhe)

Rest day: 3rd April

Round 4: 4th April 15:00 (Kulturhaus LA8 Baden-Baden)

Round 5: 5th April 15:00 (Kulturhaus LA8 Baden-Baden)

Round 6: 6th April 15:00 (Kulturhaus LA8 Baden-Baden)

Round 7: 7th April 15:00 (Kulturhaus LA8 Baden-Baden)

Round 8: 8th April 15:00 (Kulturhaus LA8 Baden-Baden)

Round 9: 9th April 15:00 (Kulturhaus LA8 Baden-Baden)

Pairings & standings

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

31.03. - 09.04.2018

Pairings 1st round (31.03.2018 / 15:00)
TableTNrPlayer-TNrPlayerResult
1 1. Caruana, Fabiano - 10. Carlsen, Magnus  1/2-1/2
2 2. Bluebaum, Matthias - 9. Vitiugov, Nikita  0-1
3 3. Meier, Georg - 8. Aronian, Levon  1/2-1/2
4 4. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  1/2-1/2
5 5. Anand, Viswanathan - 6. Hou, Yifan  1/2-1/2
 
Pairings 2nd round (01.04.2018 / 15:00)
TableTNrPlayer-TNrPlayerResult
1 10. Carlsen, Magnus - 6. Hou, Yifan  1-0
2 7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 5. Anand, Viswanathan  1-0
3 8. Aronian, Levon - 4. Naiditsch, Arkadij  1-0
4 9. Vitiugov, Nikita - 3. Meier, Georg  1-0
5 1. Caruana, Fabiano - 2. Bluebaum, Matthias  1/2-1/2
 
Pairings 3rd round (02.04.2018 / 15:00)
TableTNrPlayer-TNrPlayerResult
1 2. Bluebaum, Matthias - 10. Carlsen, Magnus  1/2-1/2
2 3. Meier, Georg - 1. Caruana, Fabiano  0-1
3 4. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 9. Vitiugov, Nikita  1/2-1/2
4 5. Anand, Viswanathan - 8. Aronian, Levon  1/2-1/2
5 6. Hou, Yifan - 7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  0-1
 
Pairings 4th round (04.04.2018 / 15:00)
TableTNrPlayer-TNrPlayerResult
1 10. Carlsen, Magnus - 7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  1/2-1/2
2 8. Aronian, Levon - 6. Hou, Yifan  1/2-1/2
3 9. Vitiugov, Nikita - 5. Anand, Viswanathan  1/2-1/2
4 1. Caruana, Fabiano - 4. Naiditsch, Arkadij  1-0
5 2. Bluebaum, Matthias - 3. Meier, Georg  1/2-1/2
 
Pairings 5th round (05.04.2018 / 15:00)
TableTNrPlayer-TNrPlayerResult
1 3. Meier, Georg - 10. Carlsen, Magnus  1/2-1/2
2 4. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 2. Bluebaum, Matthias  1/2-1/2
3 5. Anand, Viswanathan - 1. Caruana, Fabiano  1/2-1/2
4 6. Hou, Yifan - 9. Vitiugov, Nikita  1/2-1/2
5 7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 8. Aronian, Levon  1/2-1/2
 
Pairings 6th round (06.04.2018 / 15:00)
TableTNrPlayer-TNrPlayerResult
1 10. Carlsen, Magnus - 8. Aronian, Levon  1/2-1/2
2 9. Vitiugov, Nikita - 7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  1/2-1/2
3 1. Caruana, Fabiano - 6. Hou, Yifan  1/2-1/2
4 2. Bluebaum, Matthias - 5. Anand, Viswanathan  1-0
5 3. Meier, Georg - 4. Naiditsch, Arkadij  0-1
 
Pairings 7th round (07.04.2018 / 15:00)
TableTNrPlayer-TNrPlayerResult
1 4. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 10. Carlsen, Magnus  0-1
2 5. Anand, Viswanathan - 3. Meier, Georg  1/2-1/2
3 6. Hou, Yifan - 2. Bluebaum, Matthias  1/2-1/2
4 7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 1. Caruana, Fabiano  0-1
5 8. Aronian, Levon - 9. Vitiugov, Nikita  1/2-1/2
 
Pairings 8th round (08.04.2018 / 15:00)
TableTNrPlayer-TNrPlayerResult
1 10. Carlsen, Magnus - 9. Vitiugov, Nikita  1/2-1/2
2 1. Caruana, Fabiano - 8. Aronian, Levon  1/2-1/2
3 2. Bluebaum, Matthias - 7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  1/2-1/2
4 3. Meier, Georg - 6. Hou, Yifan  1/2-1/2
5 4. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 5. Anand, Viswanathan  1/2-1/2
 
Pairings 9th round (09.04.2018 / 15:00)
TableTNrPlayer-TNrPlayerResult
1 5. Anand, Viswanathan - 10. Carlsen, Magnus  1/2-1/2
2 6. Hou, Yifan - 4. Naiditsch, Arkadij  1/2-1/2
3 7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 3. Meier, Georg  1/2-1/2
4 8. Aronian, Levon - 2. Bluebaum, Matthias  1/2-1/2
5 9. Vitiugov, Nikita - 1. Caruana, Fabiano  0-1

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

31.03. - 09.04.2018

Standings after round 9
PlaceNo.ParticipantsElo12345678910PointsWins
1. 1. Caruana, Fabiano 2784 ** ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 6.5 4
2. 2. Carlsen, Magnus 2843 ½ ** ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 5.5 2
3. 3. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2789 0 ½ ** ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5.0 2
3. 4. Vitiugov, Nikita 2735 0 ½ ½ ** ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 5.0 2
5. 5. Aronian, Levon 2794 ½ ½ ½ ½ ** ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5.0 1
6. 6. Bluebaum, Matthias 2631 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ** ½ 1 ½ ½ 4.5 1
7. 7. Naiditsch, Arkadij 2701 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ** ½ ½ 1 3.5 1
8. 8. Anand, Viswanathan 2776 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ** ½ ½ 3.5 0
8. 9. Hou, Yifan 2654 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ** ½ 3.5 0
10. 10. Meier, Georg 2648 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ** 3.0 0