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Monday, September 26, 2011

Grand Slam Chess Masters Final starts today in Sao Paulo

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Hello everyone,

This year's Grand Slam Masters Final includes the world's top 3 players and starts today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first round pairings are Nakamura-Ivanchuk, Anand-Carlsen and Aronian-Vallejo. 

The six participants with the mayor of Sao Paulo

The 4th edition of the Grand Slam Masters Final runs from September 25-October 11 and will be played in two different venues. The first five rounds of this double round-robin event will be played in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 25th of September to 1st of October, and the second leg will be played in Bilbao, Spain from 6th to 11th of October. In both venues, the Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo and the Bilbao Alhóndiga, the traditional big glass cube will be installed, inside which Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Vassily Ivanchuk, Hikaru Nakamura and Paco Vallejo will play a double round-robin.

The tournament was officially opened on Sunday, September 25th in the Sao Paulo Ibirapuera Park, a major urban park. 
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