Chess Classic

Arkadij Naiditsch GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship
GM Arkadij Naiditsch – Bester Deutscher
31.7.-2. August 2009, 18:30 Uhr, Rheingoldhalle Mainz

Information CCM9
Live site
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)
6. Chess960
Rapid World Championship
Results (.pdf)
Games (.pgn)
8. FiNet Chess960 Open
List of Participants
Fixtures and results
Combination results (.pdf)
Games (.pgn)
16. ORDIX Open
List of Participants
Fixtures and results
Combination results (.pdf)
Games (.pgn)
Talent Tournaments U16

3. Mini-Ordix Open
List of participants
Fixtures and results
Games (.pgn)

3. Mini-FiNet Open
List of participants
Fixtures and results
Games (.pgn)
5. Livingston Chess960
Computer WCC
Results (.pdf)
Games (.pgn)
Simul with
Levon Aronian
Info and results
Clubs & Accessoires
Gourmet Club
Kinder Club
Chess Classic Mainz
CCM picture gallery
Game databases
Press review CCM7
Impressions CCM6 (.pdf)
CCM Twitter Feed
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July 27- Aug 2nd, 2009 Rheingoldhalle, Mainz
Chess Classic Mainz 2009 (CCM9)
Registration, Tournament plan, all the news



  U29 OSG Baden-Baden
  U29 SC Vaterstetten
  U29 SC 1979 Hattersheim
  U27 SC Frankfurt-West
  U20 SF Deizisau
  U14 SF Kelkheim
  U11 SC Bad Soden
  U11 SF Stockstadt
  U11 SV Groß-Gerau
  U10 Chess Tigers Siegerland
  U10 Hamburger SK von 1830
  U9 SV Spk Grieskirchen
  U5 SC Bad Nauheim
  U5 SV Fortschritt OSchatz
  U5 SV Nürtingen
  U4 SVg 1920 Plettenberg
  U4 PSV Uelzen 1924
  U4 Schachmatt Weiterstadt
  U4 SF Kelsterbach
  U4 Sfr. Heidesheim
  U4 SK 1980 Gernsheim
  U4 TSG 1861 Grünstadt
  U4 Union Ansfelden
  U3 SK Bad Homburg 1927
  U2 Post-SV Memmingen
  U2 Üwh s.b.M. Braunschweig
  U1 Berthold-Martin-Haus
  U1 SKH GSS1 Schwalbach

  SV Jedesheim 1921
  SC Schalksm.-Hülscheid
  SV Hilden 1922
  SK 1929 Mainaschaff
  SV 1947 Walldorf
  SC Reutlingen
  SC Landskrone
  SK Doppelbauer Kiel
  SG Zürich
  TSV Schott Mainz
  SC Horben
  SF Heimersheim
  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 ist a chess monster event of superlatives. It takes place once a year in Rheingoldhalle Mainz, Germany and spans over seven full days,. This year, it's from Monday, 27th of July, 2009 until Sunday 2nd of August, 2009. Chess Classic Mainz 2009 (CCM9) 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 can play the Opens and watch the many Grandmasters play. Also, all tournaments are transmitted 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 2009 consists of the following events:

Events of CCM9:

World's biggest and highest ranked rapid chess Open in traditional chess. 762 participants, thereof 72 grand masters and another 112 title holders (2007). Combined price fonds (with FiNet Open) 40,000 EUR. more info

FiNet Open
World's biggest Chess960 rapid chess open. 280 participants, thereof 64 Grandmasters and 53 other title holders (2007). Combined price fonds (including ORDIX Open) 40.000 EUR. mehr

6. Chess960 Rapid World Championship
Chess960 rapid world championship. Four participants: Current Chess960 world champion Levon Aronian against challengers Victor Bologan, Hikaru Nakamura, Sergei Movsesian. more

14. GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship
Rapid world championship. Four participants: Current world champion Viswanathan Anand and his challengers Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Arkadij Naiditsch. more

3. Mini-ORDIX Open
Children's Rapid chess open below 16 years (U16). 108 participants (2007). more

3. Mini-FiNet Open
Chess960 Children's Rapid Chess Open below 16 years (U16). 35 participants (2007) more

Simul at 40 boards
Grandmaster and current Chess960 world champion Levon Aronian stands a simul in traditional chess. more

5. Livingston Chess960 Rapid Computer World Championship
Chess960 Computer world championship in rapid chess. more

Gourmet Club
Listen to Grandmasters commentaries while relaxing in upscale ambience with fine food and drinks in front of five huge lcd screens, talk shop or just lay back.

Kinder Club
Children are being taken care of by competent personnel. They play, do handicrafts, paint, together with other children. Alternatively, they play a round of "Fritz und Fertig".

Course of events
The tournament plan 1 (.pdf) shows the main events in a graphical overview. More events an the computer world championship are shown in the tournament plan 2 (.pdf). The Course of events (.pdf) shows all start times in table form.

Different accomodations are available from Jugendherberge to player's hotel Hilton Mainz, located directly at river Rhine.
Go to accomodation offers

If you got questions, please contact Hans-Walter Schmitt as your personal assistant, phone +49 (6196) 22926. If you have got questions about the web site, please contact the web master Börries Wendling.
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