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Grand Slam Chess Masters Final Bilbao / Sao Paulo 2012

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September 24 - 29 , 2012 , Sao Paulo
October 8 - 13 , 2012 , Bilbao

Double round robin tournament
Average rating: 2781
Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes to finish the game, with 10 extra seconds per move from move number 41.
Bilbao Rule: Win 3 points, Draw 1 point, Loss 0 points.
Sofia Rule: Players are not allowed to agree draw without arbiter’s permission.

Carlsen won the tournament after beating Caruana in the blitz playoff: 2 - 0

Players Country Points
1 Carlsen Magnus UKR 17
2 Caruana Fabiano ITA 17
3 Anand Viswanathan IND 11
4 Aronian Levon ARM 10
5 Kariakin Serguey UKR 9
6 Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 6




View the Games (PGN)

Bilbao stage

Tie break - blitz

Magnus Carlsen - Fabiano Caruana: 2 - 0

Round 10

Levon Aronian - Magnus Carlsen : 1 – 1
Viswanathan Anand - Serguei Kariakin: 1 – 1
Francisco Vallejo Pons- Fabiano Caruana: 1 – 1 -

Round 9

Serguei Kariakin - Francisco Vallejo Pons : 3 – 0
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand : 0 – 3
Fabiano Caruana - Levon Aronian : 3 – 0

Round 8

Francisco Vallejo Pons - Levon Aronian : 1 – 1
Viswanathan Anand - Fabiano Caruana : 1 – 1
Serguei Kariakin - Magnus Carlsen : 1 – 1

Round 7

Magnus Carlsen - Francisco Vallejo Pons: 3 – 0
Fabiano Caruana - Serguei Kariakin: 1 – 1
Levon Aronian - Viswanathan Anand: 1 – 1

Round 6

Francisco Vallejo Pons - Viswanathan Anand : 1-1
Magnus Carlsen - Fabiano Caruana : 1-0
Serguei Kariakin - Levon Aronian : 1-1

Round 5

Francisco Vallejo Pons - Serguei Kariakin : 1-1
Viswanathan Anand - Magnus Carlsen : 1-1
Levon Aronian - Fabiano Caruana : 1-1



Round 4

Fabiano Caruana - Francisco Vallejo Pons : 3-0
Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian : 1-1
Serguei Kariakin - Viswanathan Anand : 1-1

Round 3

Fabiano Caruana - Viswanathan Anand: 1-1
Levon Aronian - Francisco Vallejo Pons: 1-1
Magnus Carlsen - Serguei Kariakin: 1-1

Round 2

Francisco Vallejo Pons - Magnus Carlsen : 0-3
Serguei Kariakin - Fabiano Caruana : 0-3
Viswanathan Anand - Levon Aronian : 1-1

Round 1

Viswanathan Anand Francisco Vallejo Pons: 1-1
Levon Aronian - Serguei Kariakin: 3-0
Fabiano Caruana - Magnus Carlsen: 3-0












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