The tournament, considered one of the most prestigious in the world, will be held from 24th September to 13th October 2012 and will feature, as in previous years, major world-class figures of this sport.
As in previous years, Bilbao will host this fifth edition of the Chess Masters Final. At the same time, negotiations are on-going with five major capitals in the world to share the tournament in 2012. This was the case in the latest two editions. In 2010, Bilbao shared the venue for the Final with the Chinese city of Shanghai and the latest edition, the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo hosted the competition together with the capital of Vizcaya.