SPONSORS

players

Vladimir Kramnik
Vishy Anand
Fabiano Caruana
Boris Geller

Vladimir Kramnik

Born 1975 in Tuapse/Russia;
Grandmaster 1992;
peak Elo rating: 2811;
actual Elo rating (as of 02-01-2013): 2810 and #2 on the current World ranking list.

World Champion 2000-2007

Chess Olympiad Gold Medal: 1992, 1994, 1996

Notable tournament victories:
Dortmund (10 times-winner!) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
Dos Hermanas 1996, 1997
Tilburg 1997
Wijk aan Zee 1998
Linares 2000, 2003, 2004
Moscow 2007
Tal Memorial 2009
Grand Slam Chess Final (Bilbao) 2010

The endgame virtuoso is one of the five players in chess history to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

Viswanathan Anand

Born 1969 in Chennai/India;
Grandmaster 1988;
peak Elo rating: 2817
actual Elo rating: 2780 (as of 02-01-2013) and #6 on the current World ranking list.

World Champion since 2007

World Champion (FIDE) 2000-2002

FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion 2003

Notable tournament victories:
Reggio Emilia 1992
Moscow 1992
Dortmund 1996, 2000, 2004
Dos Hermanas 1997
Wijk aan Zee 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006
Linares 1998
Morelia/Linares 2007, 2008

The "Tiger from Madras" is one of the five players in chess history to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

Fabiano Caruana

Born 1992 in Miami/Florida;
Grandmaster 2007 (youngest ever American to become a Grandmaster);
peak Elo rating: 2786
actual Elo rating (as of 02-01-2013): 2757 and #13 on the current World ranking list.

Italian Champion 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Notable tournament victories:
Corus C 2008
Corus B 2009
Mitropa Cup 2009 (Gold Medal at the first board)
AAI GM-Tournament (New Dehli) 2011
Reykjavik Open 2012
Dortmund 2012

Boris Gelfand

Born 1968 in Minsk/Belarussia;
Grandmaster 1989;
peak Elo rating: 2761
actual Elo rating (as of 02-01-2013): 2740 and #17 on the current World ranking list.

Vice World Champion 2012

USSR Junior Championship 1985

Vice World Junior Championship: 1988 (tied first place)

Notable tournament victories:
Wijk aan Zee 1992
Moscow 1992
Biel Chess Festival 1993, 2005
Dos Hermanas 1994
Belgrade 1995
Tilburg 1996
Pamplona 2004
APC World Rapid Cup 2009
Chess World Cup 2009