Apart from the opening ceremony the pairings of the GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 has been drawn.
Fabiano Caruna vs Magnus Carlsen
31 March 2018 | 3 pm | Karlsruhe
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With 1482 participants, the GRENKE Chess Open set a new record and underlined its leading position as the largest open tournament in Europe. The A-Open features 787 players, almost 300 of whom have a title. In the B-Open 528 players are registered, while in the C-Open 169 players can still be found. The tournament started very punctually at the Congress Center Karlsruhe, considering the size of the event. Before the starting signal by the tournament director Sven Noppes the draw for the GRENKE Chess Classic took place. To the delight of many fans, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will meet in the first round on Saturday.
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