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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bilbao Chess Grand Slam Masters resumes Thursday - be there!

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Hi everyone,

Back to all the great chess from Sao Paulo, Brazil, now flowing into Bilbao, Spain.

On Wednesday the second leg of the Grand Slam Masters Final was officially opened in Bilbao, Spain. Five of the six players were present - Vassily Ivanchuk, who was robbed on Monday in Sau Paulo, arrives in Bilbao on Wednesday and has informed the organizers that he wants to play his game against Nakamura on Thursday, 'without privileges'.

La IV Final de Maestros del Grand Slam de Ajedrez reúne en Bilbao a seis de las principales figuras del ajedrez mundial from Proyeccion TV on Vimeo.

Photographic Exhibition

Coinciding with the tournament, metro passengers can view the history of this great sporting event through images. A photographic exhibition entitled “Bilbao mueve pieza" (Bilbao moves pieces) traces the evolution of the tournament since 1999 when it was in its infant stages as a modest competition organized by a group of chess fans from Bilbao, to 2010 when it definitively became one of the foremost chess events in the world. The exhibition, made up of a total of 12 large panels measuring 2.31 by 1.3 metres, will be in place from October 6 at the Indautxu (Urquijo exit) and Moyúa (Diputación exit) stations.

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