GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden
2 - 9 February 2015
  • Levon Aronian
    Levon Aronian

    Name: Levon Aronian
    Age: 32
    Nationality: Armenian
    World ranking: No. 6

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  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen

    Name: Magnus Carlsen
    Age: 24
    Nationality: Norwegian
    World ranking: No. 1

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  • David Baramidze
    David Baramidze

    Name: David Baramidze
    Age: 26
    Nationality: German
    World ranking: No. 236

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  • Arkadij Naiditsch
    Arkadij Naiditsch

    Name: Arkadij Naiditsch
    Age: 29
    Nationality: German
    World ranking: No. 49

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  • Michael Adams
    Michael Adams

    Name: Michael Adams
    Age:43
    Nationality: English
    World ranking: No. 17

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  • Fabiano Caruana
    Fabiano Caruana

    Name: Fabiano Caruana
    Age: 22
    Nationality: Italian
    World ranking: No. 2

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  • Viswanathan Anand
    Viswanathan Anand

    Name: Viswanathan Anand
    Age: 45
    Nationality: Indian
    World ranking: No. 5

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  • Etienne Bacrot
    Etienne Bacrot

    Name: Etienne Bacrot
    Age: 31
    Nationality: French
    World ranking: No. 39

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GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden 2015

GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden | 2-9 February 2015

The Baden-Baden Chess Centre (Schachzentrum Baden-Baden)  invites you to the GRENKE Chess Classic 2015, an elite grandmaster tournament. The organisers are delighted to have brought together an exclusive line-up, headed by World Champion Magnus Carlsen and 2013 Champion Viswanathan Anand. This is the third edition of the GRENKE Chess Classic, which was also held in 2013 and 2014. 

In the 2000s OSG Baden-Baden grew to be the most successful chess club in Germany, and the establishment of the Chess Centre in Baden-Baden in 1996 was a successful step towards putting the city on the European chess map. The organisation of the GRENKE Chess Classic builds on the tradition of the famous chess tournaments that were held in the spa resort in the last two centuries.

This year’s edition has achieved a rating average of 2752 (1st January 2015), making it a stellar Category 21 tournament. That already makes it the second strongest tournament ever held in Germany, though there’s still time to become the strongest when the February rating list is published. The Baden-Baden Chess Centre’s partners are GRENKELEASING AG and the Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa. 

The following eight grandmasters will participate in the GRENKE Chess Classic 2015 , playing each other once over seven rounds:

- Magnus Carlsen, World Champion (rated: 2862), 24, Norway
- Fabiano Caruana, World no. 2 (2820), 22, Italy
- Viswanathan Anand, World no. 5 (2797), 45, India
- Levon Aronian, World no. 6 (2797), 32, Armenia
- Michael Adams, World no. 17 (2738), 43, England
- Etienne Bacrot, World no. 39 (2711), 31, France
- Arkadij Naiditsch, World no. 49 (2694), 29, Germany
- David Baramidze, World no. 236 (2594), 26, Germany

The tournament will be played from 2-9 February 2015 in the historic rooms of the Kulturhaus LA8 in the very centre of Baden-Baden – the same location where OSG Baden-Baden plays its home matches in the Bundesliga. Rounds begin each day at 15:00, with a single rest day on Thursday 5 February.

Information on the grandmaster tournament:
Tournament Director Sven Noppes:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Tel.: +49-172-7258738

General information:
Dr. Markus Keller (Baden-Baden Chess Centre CEO): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Tel.: +49-7221-50079623