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GRENKE Chess Open

The GRENKE Chess Open will be held from March 24th to 28th in Karlsruhe, Germany. Formerly known as the Deizisauer Neckar-Open, this nine rounds Swiss system tournament features top group grandmasters Li Chao, Nikita Vitiugov, Richard Rapport, Etienne Bacrot and Markus Ragger vying for a first prize of €10,000. Bigger than ever before, the tournament includes over 100 titled players and over 900 participants in total! Players receive 2 hours for 40 moves and 30 minutes for the rest of the game. There is no increment. In rounds 4, 5, 7 and 9 when the time is short, the games are also commentated (German). Official site: www.grenkechessopen.de