The Olympiad has come and gone. It was a magnificent event where many of today’s stars shined. However, these elite players do not get a break from the action. Four of the top ten will face off in Bilbao, Spain for the Bilbao Masters, a six-round double round-robin event.
World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India headlines the event, but shares billing with world’s top-ranked player in Magnus Carlsen of Norway. The qualifier had been held in Shanghai where Spain’s Alexei Shirov and Russia’s Vladmir Kramnik came in 1st and 2nd. This final stage tournament will last from October 9th to October 15th. The point system will be three points for a win and one for a draw.
Game start: 4:30 PM local time (2:30 PM GMT – 10:30 AM New York / 7:30 AM Pacific daylight).