The Technical Director of the Grand Slam Masters’ Final will be Juan Carlos Fernandez.
Juan Carlos was the Technical Director of all previous editions of the Grand Slam Masters’ Final and he is a very experienced director of top level tournaments.
He has been not only the Director of the previous editions of the Masters’ Final, but also of the World Blind Cup, the match between Veselin Topalov and Judit Polgar or the match betweeen humans and computers, played in Bilbao.
Chief Arbiter (Sao Paulo)
The Chief Arbiter of the Sao Paulo leg will be the International Arbiter and International Master Herman C. Van Riemsdijk.
Chief Arbiter (Bilbao)
The Chief Arbiter of the Grand Slam Masters’ Final will be Anil Surender (SWE).
He was born in 1978 and he was arbiter at the 2011 edition of the Chess Masters Final in Bilbao. He was also arbiter at Tata Steel Chess 2011 in Wijk aan Zee, and also in previous editions of Corus Chess Tournament between 2008 and 2010. He has also been arbiter and chief arbiter of Sigeman Chess Tournament played in Malmö between 2006 and 2011 and also arbiter and chief arbiter at Politiken Cup (Denmark) from 2006 to 2010. He was also arbiter at the 2010 Chess Olympiad.
He is the current president of the Swedish Chess Federation.
Adviser for the application of the Sofia Rule (Sao Paulo)
Brazilian International Grand Master Gilberto Milos will be the adviser for the application of the Sofia Rule in Sao Paulo.
Adviser for the application of the Sofia Rule (Bilbao)
Sofia Rule forbids players to agree draw during the game without the permission from the arbiter. When seekin this permission GM Jose Luis Fernandez will advise Chief Arbiter on accepting or denying the draw offer.