Nanjing Pearl Springs 2009 begins on Monday, the 28th of September in China. It is the first event of the Grand Slam and will feature Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia), Peter Leko (Hungary), and Wang Yue (China).
As every major chess event, Nanjing will be featured with live games commentary on Chessdom.com.
Round 1 pairings
GM Magnus Carlsen – GM Peter Leko
GM Veselin Topalov – GM Dmitry Jakovenko
GM Wang Yue – GM Teimour Radjabov
The organizers of Nanjing Pearl Spring 2009 have made an important change in the initially announced lineup. GM Viswanathan Anand, current World Champion and number two in the rating list, who was supposed to be part of the participants, will not attend the event. He will be substituted by the Hungarian grandmaster Peter Leko.
The change means that the chess fans will not be able to see direct games by the WCC 2010 competitors Topalov and Anand. Still, the tournament is going to be one of the strongest for the year.
Live games commentary
Nanjing chess 2009 will be commented live daily on Chessdom.com. Games will start at 8:00 CET and later during the day we will bring you photos, details, pgn, and much more.
Stay tuned for more details!
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