GRENKE Chess Classic
15 - 22 April 2017
  • Matthias Bluebaum
    Matthias Bluebaum

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

  • Fabiano Caruana
    Fabiano Caruana

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

  • Hou Yifan
    Hou Yifan

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

  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen

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

  • Arkadij Naiditsch
    Arkadij Naiditsch

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

  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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

  • Levon Aronian
    Levon Aronian

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

  • Georg Meier
    Georg Meier

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


Levon Aronian takes the lead in the GRENKE Chess Classic

The GRENKE Chess Classic moved from Karlsruhe to Baden-Baden for the second part of the tournament after a restday. The game between the highest rated players of the event, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana ended in a unevenful draw, but the other games in round four had a lot of interesting chess to offer. Levon Aronian took the lead with his win over Matthias Blübaum after the leader after three rounds, Hou Yifan lost against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Arkadij Naiditsch had a good chance to join Aronian at the top of the table, but he could not convert his winning chances against Georg Meier and had to be content with a draw.

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A lot of spectacle in Karlsruhe

This year, the GRENKE Chess Classic is a hard-fought event with a lot of decisive games. After the third round, Hou Yifan is still in the lead with 2,5 points after she drew her game against world champion Magnus Carlsen. There were three decisive results in the other games, though. Levon Aronian won a good technical game against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana played a wild tactical game against Georg Meier and Arkadij Naiditsch won against Matthias Blübaum. The three winners of today have two points after three rounds.

Read more: A lot of spectacle in Karlsruhe