The Kings tournament is back this year! The Bucharest University of Economic Studies is the venue that will see 5 strong grandmaster fight over the board for the title of the 7th edition of the Kings Tournament, from October the 6th to October the 14th.
The tournament has got a history of important players participating and winning, in the past 6 editions.
Last two editions were won by World numero Uno Magnus Carlsen.
This year, with Carlsen preparing for the approaching World Championship Match against Anand, the top seed is Italian Fabiano Caruana, one of the strongest players in the world.
Fabiano will be joined by Ruslan Ponomariov, Wang Hao, Teimour Radjabov and Livio D. Nisipeanu.
ICC will relay all the games. Play starts at 8:30am EDT (ICC time).
GM Fabiano Caruana (ITA)
Fabiano Caruana is one of the youngest and strongest chess players. He is currently #5 in the world (according to the LIVE rating list).
GM Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR)
Ruslan Ponomariov is a fomer Chess World Champion. He gained the title in 2002, when he beat his countrymen Vassily Ivanchuk, to become the youngest World Champion ever, at age 18.
GM Wang Hao (CHN)
Hao Wang is #1 in China, and currently 22nd in the LIVE rating list.
GM Teimour Radjabov (AZE)
The former chess prodigy has had some tough events recently, and he will be seeking a good performance in Bucharest.
GM Liviu D. Nisipeanu (ROU)
Local hero and 2005 European Individual Champion, Liviu-Dieter is always a tough opponent for everyone.