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Bilbao Masters & European Club Cup

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

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Bilbao, Spain is hosting both the Bilbao Masters super tournament and the European Club Cup from September 14 to 20.

The Bilbao Masters Final is the last tournament for Viswanthan Anand before facing Magnus Carlsen in a World Chess Championship match in November in Sochi, Russia.

Double round robin, six players:
Levon Aronian (2804), #2 in the world
Viswanathan Anand (2785), #5
Ruslan Ponomariov (2717), #32
Francisco Vallejo Pons (2712), #38

52 men's and 9 women's teams will be taking part in the European Club Cup. The format is a 7-round swiss. Men's teams have 6 players + 2 reserve ones; women's teams have a 4+1 line-up.

Let's take a look at all the 2700+ participants:
Fabiano Caruana (2801), #3, Obiettivo Risarcimento
Alexander Grischuk (2789), #4, Malakhite
Veselin Topalov (2784), #6, SOCAR
Hikaru Nakamura (2782), #7, Obiettivo Risarcimento
Sergey Karjakin (2777), #8, Malakhite
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2768), #9,
Obiettivo Risarcimento
Anish Giri (2758), #11, SOCAR
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2756), #12, SOCAR
Leinier Dominguez Perez (2755), #13, SPB
Michael Adams (2752), #16, SOCAR
Nikita Vitiugov (2742), #19, SPB
Radoslaw Wojtaszek (2736), #20, G Team Novy Bor
Peter Leko (2734), #21, Malakhite
Alexander Morozevich (2731), #23, SHSM
Wang Hao (2730), #24, SOCAR
Etienne Bacrot (2729), #25, Obiettivo Risarcimento
Pentala Harikrishna (2725), #28, G Team Novy Bor
David Navara (2722), #30, G Team Novy Bor
Peter Svidler (2732), #32, SPB
Teimour Radjabov (2717), #33, SOCAR
Arkadij Naiditsch (2715), #34, Gros Xake Taldea
Richard Rapport (2713), #35, Haladas VSE
Laurent Fressinet (2712), #37, Obiettivo Risarcimento
Ian Nepomniachtchi (2710), #40, SHSM
Alexei Shirov (2701), #45, Malakhite

Natalia Pogonina will be playing for team Ugra, the reigning Russian Women's Team Champion

The women's section, 2450+ players:
Hou Yifan (2663), #2 on the women's rankings, CEMC
Nana Dzagnidze (2566), #4, Nona
Anna Muzychuk (2551), #6, CEMC
Alexandra Kosteniuk (2543), #7, SHSM
Valentina Gunina (2540), #8, SHSM
Kateryna Lagno (2540), #9, CEMC
Pia Cramling (2516), #14, CEMC
Bela Khotenashvili (2507), #16, Nona
Natalia Pogonina (2482), #22, Ugra
Anna Ushenina (2481), #23, Ugra
Olga Girya (2476), #26, SHSM
Alisa Galliamova (2472), #29, Kazan
Anna Zatonskih (2469), #31, Kazan
Elizabeth Paehtz (2467), #32, SC Bad Königshofen
Salome Melia (2464), #34, Nona
Lilit Mkrtchian (2457), #38, SC Bad Königshofen

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