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Highlights of the start of the GRENKE Chess Classic

This year we will be releasing daily video highlights from each day’s play at the GRENKE Chess Open. To start with, some eventful pictures from the opening ceremony as well as a few impressions of what happened afterwards on the chess boards.

GRENKE Chess Open starts with 1202 participants

The GRENKE Chess Open 2017 has broken all records. 1,202 participants have registered for what is currently the largest open chess tournament in the world. In group A, 688 participants including over 200 title holders are fighting for a total prize pool of 37,000 Euros, with 10,000 Euros awaiting the winner. In group B, 384 participants are taking part, while group C has a total of 130 participants.

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No live coverage due to Good Friday

Due to Good Friday in Germany there will be no live coverage of the games of round 2 and 3. The live coverage starts again with round 4 on Saturday a 9 am.

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