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September 26, 2011
GM Hikaru Nakamura, Photo Suzy Gorman for CCSCSL
Elite US player Hikaru Nakamura is looking forward to play at the 2011 Bilbao Masters (September 26th- October 10th). As he tweeted on @GMHikaru Feeling so, so excited to play chess again! It has been too long!

The event is structured as a double round-robin and is split between two venues, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bilbao, Spain. Today Hikaru faces Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) with White. Other players include Viswanathan Anand (India), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Francisco Vallejo (Spain). See full pairings and schedule on the official website.

Watch live games starting at 2 PM EST for the Sao Paulo leg on the official website or the Internet Chess Club. Look for upcoming exclusive CLO reports by GM Ian Rogers (Brazil) and Macauley Peterson (Spain.)

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September - Chess Life Online 2011

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