Coming off a ten weeks tournament break after Amber it feels great to be back in Bazna for the Kings Tournament!
The sporting highlights for me this late spring have been the epic Real Madrid . Barcelona clashes. I watched Copa del Rey and the first Champions League semifinal live. What an atmosphere!
Early May featured a pleasant and interesting customer event with Simonsen Lawyers.
The Candidates in Kazan undoubtedly was a tense affair for all the participants. But with four classical games only, not much risk was taken resulting in too many draws and too many short draws. Consequently the spectators could enjoy a number of riveting tie-breaks resulting in a number of surprises.
My congratulations to the winner B.Gelfand! His last round win against Grischuk was very impressive. Boris is a pleasant and nice person, and especially for a Barca-supporter☺,

Flying via Munich we arrived in Sibiu yesterday followed by the 70 km drive to Bazna. Opening ceremony and drawing of lots in Medias later today.
Magnus Carlsen, Bazna, June 10th