TWO WORLD CHAMPIONS —ANAND AND PONOMARIOV—, OLYMPIC CUP HOLDER ARONIAN, AND BEST-RATED SPANISH PLAYER VALLEJO WILL PLAY THE CHESS MASTERS FINAL 2014

PresentaciónBilbaoFinalMasters-LeontxoGarcía3The tournament is one of the most prestigious in the world, and it will take place in September simultaneously with the European Club Cup. In these two events, Bilbao will bring together most of the top 50 international chess players

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BILBAO CHESS 2014 WAS PRESENTED TODAY IN RUSSIA, THE GREAT WORLD POWER OF CHESS

KepaOlabarrietaThis promotional delegation, sponsored by Be Basque, presented this morning in Moscow the sports event that in September will put Bilbao in the spotlight as world chess capital.

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BILBAO CHESS 2014 WILL BRING TOGETHER THE WORLD CHESS ELITE IN BILBAO THIS SEPTEMBER

20140507 006 Presentación Chees MasterDuring the month of May, the main continental teams will formalize their pre-registration to participate in the European Chess Club Cup. Around 70 men’s and women’s teams are expected.

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“Bilbao, European Chess Capital 2014″ presented at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee

Garry Kasparov and Kepa OlabarrietaThe president of the European Chess Union (ECU), Silvio Danailov, has today presented at the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee the European Club Cup and the Grand Slam Masters Final. The two events will be celebrated simultaneously in Bilbao this September. The president of the ECU was accompanied by the ex-world champion Garry Kasparov and also by Leontxo García, representing the organizing committee of both tournaments, and Kepa Olabarrieta, the representative from the promoting institutional organization Be Basque. Continue reading