The Classic Elo Open Baden-Baden took place on 7-15 February at the Kristalsaal in Baden Baden, Germany. This event was played simultaneously to the Grenke Chess Classic.

Top seed Etienne Bacrot finished clear first after getting 7/9 points, edging out three players that finished with 6.5 points each. The French GM took home the first prize of 2,000 Euros.

Indian GM Parimarjan Negi obtained the best tie-break score and got second place. Argentinian GM Ruben Felgaer grabbed the third prize and Georgian GM Tornike Sanikidze stayed just out of the podium. Full standings below.

34 players from 15 countries participated.

Final standings:

1 GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2704 7.0
2 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2638 6.5
3 GM Felgaer Ruben ARG 2557 6.5
4 GM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2553 6.5
5 GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2552 6.0
6 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2610 5.5
7 GM Karpatchev Aleksandr RUS 2484 5.5
8 IM Tereick Benjamin GER 2382 5.5
9 FM Weber Tom LUX 2380 5.5
10 FM Bücker Stefan GER 2342 5.5

WIM Schut Lisa NED 2283 5.5
12 CM Krulich Roman MNC 2215 5.0
13 WIM Agrest Inna SWE 2174 4.5
14 FM Vogel Jaap NED 2190 4.5
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Frick Christoph GER 2250 4.5
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