The organizers of the «Grand Slam» officially confirmed participation of Sergey Karjakin in the final
We have already reported that Sergey Karjakin in the tournament in Bazna has qualified to the final of the «Grand Slam» series, which will be held from September 25 to October 11 in San Paulo and Bilbao. It became known that the organizers of the tournament confirmed Karjakin’s participation officially.
Thus, at present the names of five finalists are known: Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura. These players occupy 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 places in the current FIDE rating. The organizers promised to provide the name of the sixth participant after FIDE publishes the rating as on July 1. But it can be assumed that this player will be Vladimir Kramnik — in order have all six leaders.