ICC News Item #1903
Veselin Topalov and Magnus Carlsen have been the two stars enthralling the large audience each day surrounding the sound-proofed air-conditioned glass arena on Plaza Nueva at the Grand Slam Final in Bilbao, Spain. With the new scoring system of 3-points for a win in play, Topalov leads with 9/15 after beating Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand in successive rounds! But just a point behind there lurks 17-year-old Norwegian ace Magnus Carlsen, who on Friday deposed Anand as the new #1 in the unofficial virtual ratings. We could be in for a dramatic final week at the Grand Slam Final - and ICC Chess.FM will bring you all the action as it happens, when it happens. We have Macauley Peterson bringing you videos from Bilbao at www.chessclub.com - where you will also find John Henderson's Picture Gallery of this unique tournament played in a glass playing arena in the middle of Plaza Neuva. But not to be missed is the move-by-move commentary on Chess.FM - and this coming Monday, September 8 at 11am ET, our very special guest in the commentary booth with Mig Greengard will be none other than four-time Russian champion GM Peter Svidler - dare you miss Monday's action here on ICC?