Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 10 Comments | Reads: 8823

So far, there was some excitement in Chennai, but you could hardly say that the tournament was satisfactory. It missed what really is the core value of every sport: Victory and defeat. Magnus Carlsen decided it’s …

Read the full story »


Chess School

GM Explains

Chess News

Home » Chess News

Grand Slam in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Bilbao, Spain

Stanislav Pavlovič | September 26, 2011 – 13:28One Comment | 595 views
Grand Slam in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Bilbao, Spain

The Grand Slam finals are scheduled from 25th of September until 11th of October. The first five rounds (25/9/2011 – 1/10/2011) take place in Sao Paolo, Brazil, the second leg (6/10/2011 – 11/10/2011) will be held in Bilbao, Spain. The roster is comprised of world’s 6 top players: Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Vasilij Ivanchuk, Hikaru Nakamura and Francisco Vallejo Pons.  Last year’s winner, Vladimir Kramnik is not attending this year.

The event’s venue will be the traditional glass cube and it will be played as double-round robin, the rate of play will be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes to finish the game, with 10 extra seconds per move from move number 41. Also, the “Sofia Rule” is brought into effect: Players are not allowed to agree on a draw without arbiter’s permission. If both players request it to him, the arbiter will make his decision after consulting technical assistant (GM José Luis Fernández).

Winning the game is awarded with 3 points, while draw brings both players one point. If two players tie for the first place, they will play a blitz match immediately after the last round finishes. In case of another tie, players will play a one game Armageddon (sudden death), White will have 5 minutes and Black 4, in the case of a draw Black wins first place.

Apart from the main competition, FIDE open will also be held during the second leg in Bilbao (5th to 11th of October). The tournament is valid for FIDE rating and the prizes are €16650 in  total.  The top player yet registered is GM Alexander Ipatov, who lately played a simul at our server.

This post is also available in: Slovak

Rate: Low 12345 High
Votes: 2 | Rating: 5.00
Loading ... Loading ...

Comments (1)

  • Sofia says:

    Have a quick gglooe for Game Theory and you will see how true your sentiments about the strategy games comparing to real life are :)You can apply these principles to a game of tictactoe just as much as the Cold War standoff shaping much of the political landscape of the late 20th century (fans of the film Wargames forgive me for stealing that analogy).

Leave a comment to Sofia

Please, send all the suggestions, comments and complaints unconnected to the article to [email protected]

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.

8 + 1 =