Friday, July 10, 2009

Peter Leko to replace Viswanathan Anand in Nanjing

The organizers of Nanjing Pearl Spring 2009 have made an important change in the previously announced lineup. GM Viswanathan Anand, current World Champion and number two in the rating list, will not attend the event. He will be substituted by the Hungarian grandmaster Peter Leko.

Player list: Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia), Peter Leko (Hungary), Wang Yue (China)

The 2nd Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess Tournament will take place from 27th September till 9th October 2009.

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