GRENKE Chess Classic
15 - 22 April 2017
  • Hou Yifan
    Hou Yifan

    Name: Hou Yifan
    Age: 23
    Country: China
    World ranking: No. 110

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  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen

    Name: Magnus Carlsen
    Age: 26
    Country: Norway
    World ranking: No. 1

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  • Levon Aronian
    Levon Aronian

    Name: Levon Aronian
    Age: 34
    Country: Armenia
    World ranking: No. 9

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  • Arkadij Naiditsch
    Arkadij Naiditsch

    Name: Arkadij Naiditsch
    Age: 29
    Country: Azerbaijan
    World ranking: No. 49

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  • Matthias Bluebaum
    Matthias Bluebaum

    Name: Matthias Bluebaum
    Age: 19
    Country: Germany
    World ranking: No. 148

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  • Fabiano Caruana
    Fabiano Caruana

    Name: Fabiano Caruana
    Age: 24
    Country: USA
    World ranking: No. 3

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  • Georg Meier
    Georg Meier

    Name: Georg Meier
    Age: 29
    Country: Germany
    World ranking: No. 154

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  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    Name: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Age: 26
    Country: France
    World ranking: No. 5

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Pairings & standings

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017

15. - 22.04.2017

Pairings round 1 (15.04.2017 / 15:00)
TNrPlayer-TNrPlayerScore
1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 8. Naiditsch, Arkadij 0-1
2. Bluebaum, Matthias - 7. Carlsen, Magnus 1/2-1/2
3. Aronian, Levon - 6. Meier, Georg 1/2-1/2
4. Hou, Yifan - 5. Caruana, Fabiano  1-0
 
Pairings round 2 (16.04.2017 / 15:00)
TNrPlayer-TNrPlayerScore
8. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 5. Caruana, Fabiano  0-1
6. Meier, Georg - 4. Hou, Yifan  0-1
7. Carlsen, Magnus - 3. Aronian, Levon  1/2-1/2 
1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 2. Bluebaum, Matthias  1-0
 
Pairings round 3 (17.04.2017 / 15:00)
TNrPlayer-TNrPlayerScore
2. Bluebaum, Matthias - 8. Naiditsch, Arkadij  0-1
3. Aronian, Levon - 1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  1-0
4. Hou, Yifan - 7. Carlsen, Magnus  1/2-1/2
5. Caruana, Fabiano - 6. Meier, Georg  1-0
 
Pairings round 4 (19.04.2017 / 15:00)
TNrPlayer-TNrPlayerScore
8. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 6. Meier, Georg  1/2-1/2 
7. Carlsen, Magnus - 5. Caruana, Fabiano  1/2-1/2
1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 4. Hou, Yifan  1-0
2. Bluebaum, Matthias - 3. Aronian, Levon  0-1
 
Pairings round 5 (20.04.2017 / 15:00)
TNrPlayer-TNrPlayerScore
3. Aronian, Levon - 8. Naiditsch, Arkadij  1-0
4. Hou, Yifan - 2. Bluebaum, Matthias  1/2- 1/2 
5. Caruana, Fabiano - 1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1/2- 1/2
6. Meier, Georg - 7. Carlsen, Magnus  0-1
 
Pairings round 6 (21.04.2017 / 15:00)
TNrPlayer-TNrPlayerScore
8. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 7. Carlsen, Magnus  1/2- 1/2
1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 6. Meier, Georg  1/2- 1/2
2. Bluebaum, Matthias - 5. Caruana, Fabiano  1/2- 1/2
3. Aronian, Levon - 4. Hou, Yifan  1-0
 
Pairings round 7 (22.04.2017 / 15:00)
TNrPlayer-TNrPlayerScore
4. Hou, Yifan - 8. Naiditsch, Arkadij  1/2- 1/2
5. Caruana, Fabiano - 3. Aronian, Levon  1/2- 1/2
6. Meier, Georg - 2. Bluebaum, Matthias  1/2- 1/2
7. Carlsen, Magnus - 1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  1/2- 1/2

 

4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER(GER), 13-17 iv 2017 cat. XX (2730)
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1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2774 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 2953
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2838 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 4 2764
3. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2817 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 4 2767
4. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2649 0 ½ 1 * 0 ½ 1 ½ 2741
5. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2803 0 ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ 1 2719
6. Naiditsch, Arkadij g AZE 2702 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 2733
7. Meier, Georg g GER 2621 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 2 2587
8. Bluebaum, Matthias g GER 2634 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * 2 2585

Rules & regulations

The tournament will be held from 15-22 April, 2017. 

Venue: Schwarzwaldhallte Karlsruhe (Round 1 to 3), Event-Akademie Baden-Baden (Round 4 to 7)

Time control: 100 min/40 moves + 50 min/20 moves + 15 min/rest of the game with a 30 sec increment from move 1

Draws: No draw offers before move 40

Tiebreakers: 1. Number of wins, 2. Number of wins with Black, 3. Head-to-head score

In case of a tie for first place: 2 games with 10 min + 2 sec a move; then if needed 2 games with 5 min + 2 sec a move; finally a game with 6 min for White and 5 min for Black (in case of a draw Black wins)

Default time: 30 minutes

Tournament Directors: Christian Bossert and Sven Noppes (FIDE Arbiter)

Live commentary will be available on the internet and in the tournament hall (commentators to be announced)