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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bilbao and Sao Paulo Chess Grand Slam: Anand, Carlsen, Nakamura confirmed

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Hello everybody,

Great chess is ahead with Anand, Carlsen and Nakamura confirming their participation for the 2011 Grand Slam Final to be played from September 25 to October 11. The tournament picks up a Linares type model, making the tournament a double round robin one to be held at two venues - Bilbao and Sao Paulo.

The presentation of the Final Chess Masters itself will be organised on the board the thematic chess cruise ship MSC Ópera. Then the first rounds of the event will be played in Sao Paulo and the second part will be in Alhóndiga Bilbao.

The Grand Slam 2011 is a double round robin with 6 players. GM Magnus Carlsen (Nanjing winner), GM Viswanathan Anand (World Champion), and GM Hikaru Nakamura (winner of Corus) are confirmed participants. One more will be selected from the tournament of Bazna Kings in June, while two more nominees will be announced later. One more time Sofia rule and Bilbao rule will be part of the Grand Slam final. Bazna Kings is the next Grand Slam event. 
Here is a nice video from the news site Enjoy.

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