• Germany’s top chess player Vincent Keymer to attend grenke Chess Classic
  • grenke Chess Open, Europe’s largest tournament for chess enthusiasts, to be held concurrently

Baden-Baden, February 2, 2024 – It has been a long wait for the chess world, but after a four-year break, the who’s who of international chess will meet again in Karlsruhe, Germany, from March 26 to April 1, 2024. At the grenke Chess Classic grandmaster tournament, world number one Magnus Carlsen is set to be challenged by the world’s top players: the new Chinese world champion, Ding Liren, and Germany’s youngest grandmaster and first German super grandmaster, Vincent Keymer. 

In terms of participants, the grenke Chess Open, to be held concurrently for amateurs, is the largest chess tournament in Europe and one of the most important open tournaments worldwide. In 2019, around 2,000 chess enthusiasts and 300 title holders from 55 nations participated. The grenke Chess Open features prize money of 70,000 euros.

Dr Sebastian Hirsch, CEO of grenke AG: “grenke has remained committed to promoting chess for over 20 years. At the grenke Chess Open, we give thousands of chess fans and interested amateurs the chance to take part in a unique event in Karlsruhe. They also have the opportunity to experience the exciting grandmaster games up close at the grenke Chess Classic. We are delighted to have such high-calibre, international participants in the Classic, and I will surely be keeping my fingers crossed for Vincent Keymer.”

The Game of Kings experienced a real boom during the pandemic. In June 2020 alone, 12 million hours of chess were played online worldwide. For anyone who wants a live glance over the shoulders of the professionals is welcome to attend the event free of charge at the Schwarzwaldhalle event hall in Karlsruhe or online at any time.

More information can be found at www.grenkechessopen.de/en.