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Highlights - GRENKE Chess Open 2017

Over 1200 chess players from all around the world gathered in Karlsruhe to play the game of minds.
Enjoy our highlight video of the whole chess event and look forward to the GRENKE Chess Open 2018.



Nikita Vitiugov wins GRENKE Chess Open 2017

Nikita Vitiugov is the winner of the GRENKE Chess Open 2017. The 30-year old grandmaster from St. Petersburg scored 7,5 points out of 9 rounds. Three other players scored 7,5 points as well, but due to a better Buchholz, Vitiugov clinched the title. Maxim Matlakov landed on place two, Etienne Bacrot and Zdenko Kozul also scored 7,5 points and landed on place three and four.

Nikita Vitiugov

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Final in the last round

In the last round of the GRENKE Chess Open we expect to witness a „grande finale“ between Nikita Vitiugov and Zdenko Kozul. In round eight, Vitiugov convincingly won the top game against Vladimir Fedoseev and leads the table with seven points. Kozul has the same number of points, but the second criteria of the Swiss System puts him on second place.  

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Fesoseev is getting serious

Vladimir Fedoseev took over the lead after the 7h round and is now sole leader of the GRENKE chess open. The Russian grandmaster beat Nils Grandelius and now at 6,5/7 points. Eight players follow with 6/8 points. Among them is Nikita Vitiugov who is ranked no 1 on the starters list in this tournament.

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