20 - 29 April 2019

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 -