Bilbao Chess 2016From 13 to 23 of July, the 9th Bilbao Grand Slam Masters Final, the leading competition within the event Bilbao Chess, will host the only duel between the reigning world chess champion, the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, and the official challenger to the title, the Russian Serguéi Kariakin, before they meet again in New York next November in a fight for the universal title.

Thanks to this world exclusive encounter, Bilbao and its Grand Slam Masters Final is one of the top events in this year’s international chess calendar, along with the individual World Championship.

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