Bilbao Grand Slam Final

The Bilbao super tournament will take place on September 2-13, 2008. The field is very strong with 6 players competing in a double round robin format: Anand, the in form Vassily Ivanchuk, Veselin Topalov, Magnus Carlsen, Teimour Radjabov and Levon Aronian.

Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and another 60 minutes to finish the game. The total prize fund amounts to €400,000:

€150,000 for 1st
€70,000 for 2nd
€60,000 for 3rd
€50,000 for 4th
€40,000 for 5th
€30,000 for 6th

The players:

Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2798
Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2781
Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2777
Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2775
Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2744
Aronian, Levon g ARM 2737

I will be joining my friends former WC Boris Spassky and the best chess commentator in the world Mr. Leontxo Garcia at the commentary booth.

Any prediction for the order of finish?

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