31 March - 9 April 2018
  • Hou Yifan
    Hou Yifan

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

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  • Viswanathan Anand
    Viswanathan Anand

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

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  • Fabiano Caruana
    Fabiano Caruana

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

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  • Matthias Bluebaum
    Matthias Bluebaum

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

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  • Nikita Vitiugov
    Nikita Vitiugov

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

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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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  • Levon Aronian
    Levon Aronian

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

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  • Georg Meier
    Georg Meier

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

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  • Arkadij Naiditsch
    Arkadij Naiditsch

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

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  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen

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

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Caruana wins to join MVL and Vitiugov in the lead

Things got off to a slow start as the GRENKE Chess Classic resumed in the spa town of Baden-Baden after a sunny rest day. After all the crazy encounters we witnessed in Karlsruhe there was very little drama on the boards today as only Caruana could win his game while the four remaining games were drawn without a single mistake to be found anywhere.

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Four decisive results in round 2 as White goes 4.5-0.5!

While yesterday we had five thrilling games but only one decisive result, today we got both the thrill and the crucial outcomes. Apart from Fabiano Caruana, all rating favourites took advantage of the white pieces to get the better of their opponents in very similar, positional fashion.

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Vachier-Lagrave joins Vitiugov in the lead

On its final day in Karlsruhe (the event moves to Baden-Baden after tomorrow’s rest day) fans attending the GRENKE Chess Classic were once again treated to fighting chess and exciting games. A few players made a bid to join Vitiugov in the lead, but at the end of the day only Vachier-Lagrave was successful in doing so.

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