Dec 072015

Germany is a chess country. Though it has no 2700+ player after A. Naiditsch decided that the chess pastures are greener in Azerbaijan, Germany’s number 100, Lars Stark (Elo 2436), would be number 39 in China. However, Germany’s strongest players continuously shy away from the German Championship. Only eight of the 36 participants are among the country’s top 100.
Mixed field at the German Championship
Source: Chess News