This year the Bilbao Chess Masters final promises to be a very interesting event, with the two most followed players of the circuit, Magnus and Hikaru, and the world Championship challenger Karjakin, in the last tournament together with the World Champion before their duel which will take place later this year. Also, the young rising star Wei Yi from China will be part of the lot. Wei Yi made the headlines when he passed the 2700 barrier going to the playing hall with his teddy bear, figuratively speaking. After that, he had to settle down a bit. But he's still so young that time plays in his favor, and it will be interesting to see him fighting with the top guys. Top players Anish Giri and Wesley So complete the line-up, making this event one of the strongest and exciting tournaments of the year.
Play starts July 13th at 10am EDT - 16:00 local time (CEDT).
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|IM John Watson||GM Max Dlugy|
|IM Christof Sielecki||GM Lars Bo Hansen|
|IM John Watson||GM Alex Yermolinsky|
|GM Ronen Har-Zvi||GM David Smerdon|
|IM Christof Sielecki||GM Ron W Henley|
|IM Vojislav Milanovic||GM Jon Speelman|
|Mark Crowther||GM Lars Bo Hansen|
|IM Vojislav Milanovic||GM Larry Christiansen|
|GM Pablo Zarnicki||GM Alex Yermolinsky|
|GM Ronen Har-Zvi||GM John Fedorowicz|