Grenke Chess Classic

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Grenke Chess Classic is an elite chess tournament held in the German cities of Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden and sponsored by Grenke AG [de].[1] It has been held annually since 2013, with the exception of 2016.

Winners[edit]

# Year Winner
1 2013  Viswanathan Anand (India)
2 2014  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany)
3 2015  Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
2016 Tournament not held
4 2017  Levon Aronian (Armenia)
5 2018  Fabiano Caruana (United States)
6 2019  Magnus Carlsen (Norway)

2013[edit]

Six players participated in the first edition of Grenke Chess. The winner was Viswanathan Anand ahead of Fabiano Caruana; they scored 6.5 and 6 out of 10, respectively.[2]

1st Grenke Chess Classic, 7–17 February 2013, Baden-Baden, Germany, Category XIX (2714)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Wins TPR
1  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2780 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 2811
2  Fabiano Caruana (Italy) 2757 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ 6 2778
3  Georg Meier (Germany) 2640 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 5 2 2729
4  Michael Adams (England) 2725 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ ½ ½ 5 1 2712
5  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2716 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 4 2642
6  Daniel Fridman (Germany) 2667 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 2614

2014[edit]

Arkadij Naiditsch, the highest-rated German chess player won the 2014 edition of Grenke Chess Classic ahead of David Baramidze.[3] This edition was not a supertournament, and was a national competition: all eight participants came from Germany. It was a single round robin, and two spots were provided for the players to win entry into the next edition of 2015.

2nd Grenke Chess Classic, 6–12 September 2014, Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Category XV (2609)
Player Title Club Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Wins Black H2H TPR
1  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) GM OSG Baden-Baden 2715 ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 1 5 2752
2  David Baramidze (Germany) GM SV Hockenheim 2599 ½ Does not appear 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 4 2 2661
3  Daniel Fridman (Germany) GM Mülheim-Nord 1931 2633 ½ 1 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 4 1 2656
4  Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany) GM OSG Baden-Baden 2672 0 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 1 ½ 2 0 1 2600
5  Matthias Blübaum (Germany) IM SV Werder Bremen 2521 1 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 0 ½ 1 2 0 0 2622
6  Georg Meier (Germany) GM OSG Baden-Baden 2652 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 2603
7  Dennis Wagner (Germany) IM SV Hockenheim 2499 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 2523
8  Philipp Schlosser (Germany) GM OSG Baden-Baden 2582 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 Does not appear 2 2455

2015[edit]

The tournament was played between 2–9 February 2015. With an average rating of 2752, it is the strongest edition of Grenke Chess in its history.[4] Among the participants were Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian. The winner was Magnus Carlsen, who eventually won a five-game tiebreak with Arkadij Naiditsch with a score of 3–2 (two rapid, two blitz and one armageddon game).[5][6]

3rd Grenke Chess Classic, 2–9 February 2015, Baden-Baden, Germany, Category XX (2750)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total TB Wins TPR
1  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2865 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 3 2835
2  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2706 1 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2 2858
3  Michael Adams (England) 2738 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4 2 2802
4  Fabiano Caruana (Italy) 2811 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 4 1 2791
5  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2777 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 1 ½ 1 2746
6  Étienne Bacrot (France) 2711 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 2755
7  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2797 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 2641
8  David Baramidze (Germany) 2594 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 2544
Notes

2017[edit]

The 2017 tournament took place from 15 to 22 April in Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden.[9]

4th Grenke Chess Classic, 15–22 April 2017, KarlsruheBaden-Baden, Germany, Category XX (2730)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Wins Black H2H TPR
1  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2774 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 4 2953
2  Fabiano Caruana (United States) 2817 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 4 2 2767
3  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2838 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4 1 2764
4  Arkadij Naiditsch (Azerbaijan) 2702 0 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 ½ 2 2 2733
5  Hou Yifan (China) 2649 0 1 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 1 2 1 2741
6  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2803 0 ½ ½ 0 1 Does not appear 1 ½ 2 0 2719
7–8  Matthias Blübaum (Germany) 2634 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 2 0 0 ½ 2585
7–8  Georg Meier (Germany) 2621 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 2 0 0 ½ 2587

2018[edit]

5th Grenke Chess Classic, 31 March – 9 April 2018, KarlsruheBaden-Baden, Germany, Category XX (2736)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Wins Black H2H TPR
1  Fabiano Caruana (United States) 2784 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 4 3 2896
2  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2843 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 2 1 2803
3–4  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2789 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5 2 1 ½ 2772
3–4  Nikita Vitiugov (Russia) 2735 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2 1 ½ 2778
5  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2794 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5 1 0 2772
6  Matthias Blübaum (Germany) 2631 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 2747
7  Arkadij Naiditsch (Azerbaijan) 2701 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 1 1 2659
8–9  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2776 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 2651
8–9  Hou Yifan (China) 2654 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 0 0 ½ 2664
10  Georg Meier (Germany) 2648 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 3 0 0 2620
Notes
  • The tiebreaks were as follows: 1) number of wins; 2) number of black wins; 3) head-to-head.[10][11]
  • 2018 Grenke Chess Open A swiss tournament was won by 13-year-old German player Vincent Keymer with a score of 8/9.[12] Keymer thus qualified for the Grenke Chess Classic 2019.[13]

2019[edit]

6th Grenke Chess Classic, 20–29 April 2019, KarlsruheBaden-Baden, Germany, Category XIX (2724)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Wins Black H2H TPR
1  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2845 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 2983
2  Fabiano Caruana (United States) 2819 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 2838
3  Arkadij Naiditsch (Azerbaijan) 2695 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5 3 2770
4  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2773 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5 2 2761
5–6  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2735 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 2 1 ½ 2722
5–6  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2774 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 0 1 2 1 ½ 2718
7  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2763 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 2719
8  Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain) 2693 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 4 2693
9  Georg Meier (Germany) 2628 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 2 1 1 2514
10  Vincent Keymer (Germany) 2516 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 Does not appear 2 1 0 2527

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fischer, Johannes (15 September 2014). "Arkadij Naiditsch wins Grenke Chess Classic". ChessBase. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Grenke Chess Classic 2013 - Paarungen & Tabelle". Grenkechessclassic.de. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Grenke Chess Classic 2014 - Paarungen & Tabelle". Grenkechessclassic.com. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Grenke Chess Classic Tournament 2015". Chess Games. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Grenke Chess Classic 2015 - Pairings & standings". Grenkechessclassic.de. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  7. ^ Crowther, Mark (2 February 2015). "3rd GRENKE Chess Classic 2015". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Players February 2015 – Archive". FIDE Online.
  9. ^ Grenke Chess Classic 2017
  10. ^ Grenke Chess Classic 2018 at Chess24
  11. ^ "Grenke Chess Classic 2018 - Pairings & standings". Grenkechessclassic.com. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Ergebnisse 3. GRENKE Chess Open". Ergebnisse.grenkechessopen.de. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Vincent Keymer wins GRENKE Chess Open 2018! - GRENKE Chess Open". Grenkechessopen.de. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.

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