Greetings from London! I am at the London Chess Centre right now. I will be heading to Bilbao soon for the Grand Prix.

Here is an excerpt from Chess Today about the Bilbao Grand Slam:

Grand Slam Final, Bilbao

This tournament will take place in Bilbao, Spain on September 1-13. The six participants are: Viswanathan Anand, Vassily Ivanchuk, Magnus Carlsen, Veselin Topalov, Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov.

Games will be played in a soundproof glass cube at the city centre (open air, under a big tent). That will allow the commentators (Susan Polgar, Boris Spassky, Francisco Vallejo and Leontxo Garcia) to be very close to the players without disturbing them at all.

The scoring system is three points for the victory and one for the draw, plus Sofia Rule.

This tournament is an ideal battleground for Anand, Carlsen and Ivanchuk to decide who will be first on the October 2008 rating list!

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