20 - 29 April 2019
  • Viswanathan Anand
    Viswanathan Anand

    Name: Viswanathan Anand
    Age: 49
    Country: India
    World ranking: No. 7

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  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    Name: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Age: 28
    Country: France
    World ranking: No. 7

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  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen

    Name: Magnus Carlsen
    Age: 28
    Country: Norway
    World ranking: No. 1

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  • Peter Svidler
    Peter Svidler

    Name: Peter Svidler
    Age: 42
    Country: Russia
    World ranking: No. 19

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  • Georg Meier
    Georg Meier

    Name: Georg Meier
    Age: 31
    Country: Germany
    World ranking: No. 152

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  • Arkadij Naiditsch
    Arkadij Naiditsch

    Name: Arkadij Naiditsch
    Age: 33
    Country: Azerbaijan
    World ranking: No. 42

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  • Vincent Keymer
    Vincent Keymer

    Name: Vincent Keymer
    Age: 14
    Country: Germany
    World ranking: No. 6 (U16)

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  • Fabiano Caruana
    Fabiano Caruana

    Name: Fabiano Caruana
    Age: 26
    Country: USA
    World ranking: No. 2

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  • Francisco Vallejo Pons
    Francisco Vallejo Pons

    Name: Francisco Vallejo Pons
    Age: 36
    Country: Spain
    World ranking 43

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  • Levon Aronian
    Levon Aronian

    Name: Levon Aronian
    Age: 36
    Counry: Armenia
    World ranking: No. 12

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Pairings of the GRENKE Chess Classic

Before the Open events in categories A, B and C kicked off on Thursday evening, lots or colours were drawn for the GRENKE Chess Classic at the Congresshalle in Karlsruhe. Prodigy, Vincent Keymer (pictured) was the last to walk the stage and pull out the number 5. Earlier Magnus Carlsen, who was the first to make a pick, had revealed the number 6. This means the inaugural round is to witness a clash between the top and the bottommost seeds of the event on Easter Saturday with Carlsen taking the white side of the board. Other pairings are as follows: 

 

Pairings of Round 1 (20.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr.TNrWhite-TNrBlackResult
1 1. Meier, Georg - 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco -
2 2. Aronian, Levon - 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij -
3 3. Svidler, Peter - 8. Caruana, Fabiano -
4 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 7. Anand, Viswanathan -
5 5. Keymer, Vincent - 6. Carlsen, Magnus -
 
Pairings of Round 2 (21.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr.TNrWhite-TNrBlackResult
1 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco - 6. Carlsen, Magnus -
2 7. Anand, Viswanathan - 5. Keymer, Vincent -
3 8. Caruana, Fabiano - 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime -
4 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 3. Svidler, Peter -
5 1. Meier, Georg - 2. Aronian, Levon -
 
Pairings of Round 3 (22.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr.TNrWhite-TNrBlackResult
1 2. Aronian, Levon - 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco -
2 3. Svidler, Peter - 1. Meier, Georg -
3 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij -
4 5. Keymer, Vincent - 8. Caruana, Fabiano -
5 6. Carlsen, Magnus - 7. Anand, Viswanathan -
 
Pairings of Round 4 (23.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr.TNrWhite-TNrBlackResult
1 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco - 7. Anand, Viswanathan -
2 8. Caruana, Fabiano - 6. Carlsen, Magnus -
3 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 5. Keymer, Vincent -
4 1. Meier, Georg - 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime -
5 2. Aronian, Levon - 3. Svidler, Peter -
 
Pairings of Round 5 (24.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr.TNrWhite-TNrBlackResult
1 3. Svidler, Peter - 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco -
2 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 2. Aronian, Levon -
3 5. Keymer, Vincent - 1. Meier, Georg -
4 6. Carlsen, Magnus - 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij -
5 7. Anand, Viswanathan - 8. Caruana, Fabiano -
 
Pairings of Round 6 (26.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr.TNrWhite-TNrBlackResult
1 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco - 8. Caruana, Fabiano -
2 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 7. Anand, Viswanathan -
3 1. Meier, Georg - 6. Carlsen, Magnus -
4 2. Aronian, Levon - 5. Keymer, Vincent -
5 3. Svidler, Peter - 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime -
 
Pairings of Round 7 (27.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr.TNrWhite-TNrBlackResult
1 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco -
2 5. Keymer, Vincent - 3. Svidler, Peter -
3 6. Carlsen, Magnus - 2. Aronian, Levon -
4 7. Anand, Viswanathan - 1. Meier, Georg -
5 8. Caruana, Fabiano - 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij -
 
Pairings of Round 8 (28.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr.TNrWhite-TNrBlackResult
1 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco - 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij -
2 1. Meier, Georg - 8. Caruana, Fabiano -
3 2. Aronian, Levon - 7. Anand, Viswanathan -
4 3. Svidler, Peter - 6. Carlsen, Magnus -
5 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - 5. Keymer, Vincent -
 
Pairings of Round 9 (29.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr.TNrWhite-TNrBlackResult
1 5. Keymer, Vincent - 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco -
2 6. Carlsen, Magnus - 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime -
3 7. Anand, Viswanathan - 3. Svidler, Peter -
4 8. Caruana, Fabiano - 2. Aronian, Levon -
5 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 1. Meier, Georg -