Perhaps the most defining moment in the quest of unification will begin tomorrow when eight of the world's top players will battle for the FIDE World Chess Championship in San Luis, Argentina. The chess world has been plagued by a series missteps which mired the professional chess circuit in a state of turmoil.
The championship features some very interesting personalities and all are determined to win the crown with equal vigor. The participants in order of FIDE ranking are:
GM Viswanathan Anand of India (2788) GM Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria (2788) GM Peter Leko of Hungary (2763) GM Peter Svidler of Russia (2738) GM Judit Polgar of Hungary (2735) GM Michael Adams of England (2719) GM Alexander Morozevich of Russia (2707) GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan (2670 - Defending Champion)
The level of anticipation has not existed for a chess championship since perhaps Kasparov's championship years. There is a general feeling that this tournament will pave the road to a stable future for the chess world. The Chess Drum will provide coverage on the action!