11 June 2011, Kuala Lumpur - the 5th Kings Tournament 2011 will take place in Bazna, Romania from 11-22 June 2011. The Internet Chess Club reported that last year the Kings Tournament in Medias (near Bazna) in Romania was upgraded to a Grand Slam event. And its the same this year, the only difference being the tournament goes from strength to strength with an even stronger field and the added side attraction of seeing in action three of the best and exciting young players from a newer generation in the game.
So who will be King of Kings in this six-player, double round-robin? Its headed by world #2 and defending champion Magnus Carlsen, who will be playing his first classical tournament since Tata Steel in January. Carlsen is favorite to win, but he will come under pressure though from his closest rivals in world #'s 5, 6 & 8Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk and Hikaru Nakamura. And completing the field is Teimour Radjabov and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.
And for the first time, the tournament is also getting an upgrade to full live commentary coverage on Chess.FM! So follow the commentaries in the ICC!
- Official website of tournament: 5th Kings Tournament 2011 Romania
(picture courtesy of ICC News)