Grenke Chess Classic 2018

February 17, 2018

The GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 will be held from March 31 to April 09 in Karlsruhe, Baden Baden. It will be the fifth edition of the super tournament. So far the event has had different winner in each edition - Viswanathan Anand, Arkadij Naiditsch, Magnus Carlsen, and Levon Aronian.

The participants are:

Magnus Carlsen
Levon Aronian
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Fabiano Caruana
Vishy Anand
Nikita Vitiugov
Arkadij Naiditsch
Hou Yifan
Georg Meier
Matthias Bluebaum

Parallel to the Grenke Chess Classic the organizers will have an open tournament. Already 86 titled players are among those already entered.


Round 1 31 Mar Karlsruhe
Round 2 1 Apr Karlsruhe
Round 3 2 Apr Karlsruhe
Rest Day 3 Apr
Round 4 4 Apr Baden-Baden
Round 5 5 Apr Baden-Baden
Round 6 6 Apr Baden-Baden
Round 7 7 Apr Baden-Baden
Round 8 8 Apr Baden-Baden
Round 9 9 Apr Baden-Baden

Games begin at 15:00 each day (9:00 AM Toronto/Montreal time)