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Friday, September 30, 2011

Special chess exhibition at Bilbao metro stations

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Hello everyone,

What a beautiful concept for a chess exhibition!

Titled 'Moving pieces' the special exhibition coincides with the Bilbao Chess Grand Slam Masters celebrations. The first leg is taking place in Sao Paulo but come October 6 and the event moves to Bilbao Spain. That's where - from October 6 to 11 - metro commuters can catch this exhibition. The display includes 12 large panels of 2.31 meters by 1.30 meters beginning from the metro station at Indautxu leading to Urquijo and Ercilla.

The exhibition covers the evolution of the tournament since 1999-when it was originally a modest competition organised by a group of chess enthusiasts until 2010, when it became definitely one of the chess events of year worldwide. The exhibition Club Deportivo de Bilbao E4 into the Grand Slam Final in 2008 and strengthen its further expansion and international franchise up to Shanghai in 2010.

In the 36 photographs that make up the exhibition portrayed are the chess match between Veselin Topalov and Judit Polgar, the historic battle between world champion Viswanathan Anand and the first player in the world rankings, Magnus Carlsen (duel that will occur again in this fourth edition), or the visit of legendary former world champion Anatoly Karpov and Boris Spassky and more. 

You can keep track at the official website.

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