31 March - 9 April 2018
  • Viswanathan Anand
    Viswanathan Anand

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

    Read more...
  • Nikita Vitiugov
    Nikita Vitiugov

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

    Read more...
  • Levon Aronian
    Levon Aronian

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

    Read more...
  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen

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

    Read more...
  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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

    Read more...
  • Georg Meier
    Georg Meier

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

    Read more...
  • Fabiano Caruana
    Fabiano Caruana

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

    Read more...
  • Hou Yifan
    Hou Yifan

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

    Read more...
  • Arkadij Naiditsch
    Arkadij Naiditsch

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

    Read more...
  • Matthias Bluebaum
    Matthias Bluebaum

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

    Read more...

GRENKE Chess Classic gets off to explosive start

The 2018 GRENKE Chess Classic started with a bang before the games even got underway, as World Champion Magnus Carlsen was drawn to play his freshly crowned challenger Fabiano Caruana during Thursday’s opening ceremony. This much anticipated game kept all its promises as it was not only the last to finish, but also packed with tension, a couple of big twists and an unexpected outcome. But let’s have a look at things in chronological order.

Read more: GRENKE Chess Classic gets off to explosive start

GRENKE Chess Classic with World Championship warm-up game

The next Chess World Championship will be played between 09. and 28. November 2018 in London.  Reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) will face 25-year old American challenger Fabiano Caruana, who won the Candidates Tournament in Berlin earlier this week. A first warm-up game between the two superstars will be played during the GRENKE Chess Classic, just a few days after Caruana won the right to challenge the world champion.

Read more: GRENKE Chess Classic with World Championship warm-up game