Monday, September 15, 2008

GM Bator Sambuev About Bilbao

Generally, with regard to this competition, many features can be dubbed as "first-time". For the first time super-tournaments merged into the series. For the first time a the new scoring system was applied. But here the organizers did not invent anything radical and instead introduced football system: 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. I must say that the course of the competition was not adversely affected: the standings were more or less normal.

Supertournament took place on the street, where a bulletproof and soundproof (do not know exactly from which material) cube was installed. I must say that this action to attract visitors worked: judging from the video, the square was always packed with people. Topalov's Manager and main advocate of the "Grand Slam", Silvio Danailov, said in an interview that he has ideas to install the same cube on Red Square. For the first time (besides the world championship) tournament brought together such a high prize money - 400 000 euros.
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