31 March - 9 April 2018
  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen

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

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  • Hou Yifan
    Hou Yifan

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

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  • Arkadij Naiditsch
    Arkadij Naiditsch

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

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  • Levon Aronian
    Levon Aronian

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

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  • Matthias Bluebaum
    Matthias Bluebaum

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

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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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  • Georg Meier
    Georg Meier

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

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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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Fabiano Caruana wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2018!

Fabiano Caruana is the winner of the GRENKE Chess Classic 2018, barely two weeks after his success at the Berlin Candidates Tournament – a very impressive feat. The players treated fans to an exciting finish at the LA8 in Baden-Baden as both crucial games, Vitiugov-Caruana and Anand-Carlsen, were fiercely contested encounters.

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Black is ok as Caruana and Carlsen score two big wins

It was another thrilling day of chess at the LA8 in Baden-Baden as the two games we hailed as clashes of the day in yesterday’s report both ended decisively. Although both were playing with the black pieces, Caruana and Carlsen scored key wins against Vachier-Lagrave and Naiditsch respectively.

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The calm before the last round storm?

It was another beautiful, sunny day in Baden-Baden and the peacefulness of the surroundings was reflected on the chessboard this afternoon. Three hours into the round four of the five games had ended in draws and Carlsen and Vitiugov were left to battle it out in the ‘Spiegelsaal’ on their own for almost twice as long.

Read more: The calm before the last round storm?