A fter two editions dedicated to the glories of the years 80-90 and the third edition which has represented a very strong tournament of XX category, the Kings’ Tournament reaches now its top level (rating average 2742).

This year’s edition is a part of the Grand Slam Circuit and is special first of all thanks to the participation of the magnificent Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, which at only 19 years old has a rating of 2813 and is the world number 1 player!

The previous year’s winner, the Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk had to play in Cuba in this period and has been replaced by his fellow countryman, the ex-FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov.

Other participants are: the 2009 World-Cup winner Boris Gelfand, the best Chinese player Wang Yue, the second-best Azerbaijani player Teimour Radjabov and the best Romanian player Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.

The competition will take place from the 14-th to the 25-th of June in Medias/Bazna (in the heart of Transilvania) and taking into consideration the above-mentioned outstanding players it will certainly provide us with great and spectacular chess.

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