The The Kings Chess Tournament will eventually take place from 7th to 14th November at the National Library in Bucharest. The event will be a 4 player double round robin, starring the revelation of Bilbao GM Fabiano Caruana, the ex World Champion GM Veselin Topalov, the Capablanca 2012 champion GM Vassily Ivanchuk, and the local superstar GM Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu.
The tournament went through several turbulent months. Initially it was announced to be Medias from 23rd of June to 4th of July, with Carlsen, Anand, Radjabov, Karjakin, Ivanchuk, and Nisipeanu as participants. However, Romania’s internal financial policies prevented the event from happening and it was postponed. After many month of action, we finally have a new schedule, new venue, and new format of the event.