Chess Classic

Viswanathan Anand GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship
WM Viswanathan Anand – Nr.1 der Weltrangliste
1.-3.August 2008, 18:30 Uhr, Rheingoldhalle Mainz

Live site
Registration Open
Registration Mini-Open
Event overview
Tournament plan 1
Tournament plan 2
Course of events
Accomodation offers
Winner list (.pdf)
Homepage Chess Tigers
Rapid World Championship
Results (.pdf)
Games (.pgn)
2. FiNet Chess960 Women's
Rapid World Championship
Results (.pdf)
20 Games (.pgn)
7. FiNet Chess960 Open
Registration 7. FiNet Open
List of Participants
Fixtures and results
Combination results (.pdf)
110 Games (.pgn)
15. ORDIX Open
Registration 15. ORDIX Open
List of Participants
Fixtures and results
Combination results (.pdf)
Games (.pgn)
Talent Tournaments U14

2. Mini-Ordix Open
Registration Mini-Open
List of participants
Fixtures and results
70 Games (.pgn)

2. Mini-FiNet Open
Registration Mini-Open
List of participants
Fixtures and results
70 Games (.pgn)
4. Livingston Chess960
Computer WCC
Results (.pdf)
35 Games (.pgn)
Simul with
Viswanathan Anand
Detailed results (.pdf)
2 Games (.pgn)
2 Games (.cbv)
Clubs & Accessoires
Gourmet Club
Kinder Club
Chess Classic Mainz
CCM picture gallery
Press review CCM7
Impressions CCM6 (.pdf)
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July 28- Aug 3rd, 2008 Rheingoldhalle, Mainz
Chess Classic Mainz 2008 (CCM8)
Registration, Tournament plan, all the news



  U29 OSC Baden-Baden
  U29 SC Vaterstetten-Jugend
  U27 SC 1979 Hattersheim
  U23 SC Frankfurt-West
  U19 SF Deizisau
  U10 SF Stockstadt
  U10 SC Bad Soden
  U10 SV Groß-Gerau
  U10 SF Kelkheim
  U9 Chess Tigers Siegerland
  U9 Hamburger SK von 1830
  U8 SV Spk Grieskirchen
  U5 SV Jedesheim 1921
  U4 SF Kelsterbach
  U4 PSV Uelzen 1924
  U4 SC Bad Nauheim
  U4 SK 1980 Gernsheim
  U4 Union Ansfelden
  U3 SC Weiterstadt
  U3 SVg 1920 Plettenberg
  U2 SK Bad Homburg
  U2 SC Schalkm.-Hülscheid

  SK 1929 Mainaschaff
  SV 1947 Walldorf
  SC Reutlingen
  SV Landskrone/Althrein
  SK Doppelbauer Kiel
  SG Zürich
  TSV Schott Mainz
  SC Horben
  SF Heimersheim
  SV Nürtingen
  SC Werl 81
  SF 1876 Göppingen
  SF HN-Biberach 1978
  SC Springer Trittenheim
  SF Konz-Karthaus 1921
  SK Cham
  SG Siebengebirge
  SC Eckersweiler
  SV Marsberg
  SC Lahn/Limburg

  FiNet AG

Event overview

Chess Classic Mainz 2008 is a chess monster event of superlatives. It takes place once a year in Rheingoldhalle in Mainz, Germany and spans over six full days. This year, it's from Monday, 7/28 until Sunday 8/3/08. The Chess Classic Mainz 2008 (CCM8) features excellent viewer oriented and media affine entertainment: Huge screens and TVs transmit the event into every corner of the Rheingoldhalle, several Grandmasters live comment the games audible on lendable earphones. Schach Niggemann, a well-known national chess seller has a large book stand in the lounge, everyone kan play the Opens and watch the many Grandmasters play. The show is open to public viewing for all from Monday to Wednesday, from Thursday for a small fee (6 EUR). Also, all tournaments are dtransmitted on the Internet live.

Good to know:

  • Besides traditional chess, the same number of tournaments goes Chess960.
  • All tournaments are played as rapid chess with additional time after each move, which is 20min for the game plus 5s addon for each move.
  • Open participants get free entry to the evening program of the world championships.
Chess Classic Mainz 2008 consists of the following events:

Events of CCM8:

World's biggest rapid chess Open in traditional chess. Around 650 participants, thereof a lot of Grandmasters. Combined price fonds (with FiNet Open) 40.000 EUR.
FiNet Open
World's biggest Chess960 rapid chess Open. Around 250 participants, thereof a lot of Grandmasters. Combined price fonds (with ORDIX Open) 40.000 EUR.
2. FiNet Chess960 Rapid Woman World Championship
Chess960 world championship in rapid chess. Four candidates: Incumbent world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and her challengers Natalia Zhukova, Viktorija Cmilyte and Kateryna Lahno.
13. GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship
Rapid chess world championship. Four Candidates: Incumbent world champion Viswanathan Anand and his challengers Alexander Morozevich, Magnus Carlsen, Judit Polgar.
2. Mini-ORDIX Open
Rapid chess open for children under 14 years (U14). Cutoff date 01/01/94
2. Mini-FiNet Open
Chess960 rapid chess open for children under 14 years (U14). Cutoff date 01/01/94
Simul at 40 boards
World champion and Fide #1 Viswanathan Anand gives a simul in traditional chess.
4. Livingston Chess960 Rapid Computer World Championship
Computer world championship in Chess960 rapid chess. Incumbent world champion is Rybka.
Gourmet Club
Experience the nice atmosphere in Hilton's Goldsaal, savour small daily changing delicacies and a selection of alcolic and non-alcoholic drinks, listen to your personal Grandmaster at the evening world championships in front of five huge LCD screens, talk shop with him or just relax and relish.
Kinder Club
During the day, children are being attended by skilled specialists. They play, do handicrafts and paint with other children oder use the mouse at Fritz und Fertig.

Chronological course of events during the week of events
Tournament plan 1 (.pdf) shows the main events in a graphical overview. The other activities and the computer world championship are displayed in Tournament plan 2 (.pdf). Course of events (.pdf) lists all start an ending times in a table.

Accomodation offers
A wide variety of accomodation is available, starting from youth hostel not ending at the Hilton Mainz located directly at the river Rhine.
Go to Accomodation offers

Contact persons
Should you have some questions, Hans-Walter Schmitt will be pleased to answer you personally , phone number 06196-22926. If you got questions about the web site please turn to webmaster Börries Wendling.
Go to Chess Tigers contact page

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