the Chess Grand Slam Final starts tomorrow, pairings available
Live from Bilbao: Aronian – Carlsen
It was stressed at the Opening Ceremony that this is NOT the traditional chess scoring system. They are using the soccer scoring system with 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
In addition, players who do not attend the official reception at Bilbao’s Town Hall on September 1st or the closing ceremony on September 13th will be fined €6,000!
Round 1 pairings
Anand – Ivanchuk
Radjabov – Topalov
Aronian – Carlsen
Aronian, Carlsen, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Anand, and Topalov
Magnus and Henrik Carlsen in Bilbao
Danailov and Topalov
The players and the organizers
Drawing of lots