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Masters Final R7: Vallejo beats Ivanchuk
Friday, October 07, 2011 20:26
In the 7th round tournament leader Vassily Ivanchuk suffered a surprising loss at the Grand Slam Masters Final against tail-ender Francisco Vallejo. Both Anand-Nakamura and Aronian-Carlsen ended in a draw, and so Ivanchuk is now still five points ahead of Anand, Aronian, Carlsen and Nakamura. Event 4th Grand Slam Masters Final  | PGN via TWIC...
Masters Final R6: Ivanchuk beats Nakamura, increases lead
Thursday, October 06, 2011 23:04
After declining his opponent's offer to postpone their game (because of the Sao Paulo robbery) Vassily Ivanchuk defeated Hikaru Nakamura on Thursday in Bilbao, Spain. The Ukrainian scored 13/6 and increased his lead to 6 points, the same as two full wins. As the other two games ended in draws, the second place is now shared by Hikaru Nakamura,...
Masters Final: Bilbao part officially opened, tournament resumes tomorrow
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 17:33
On Wednesday the second leg of the Grand Slam Masters Final was officially opened in Bilbao, Spain. Five of the six players were present - Vassily Ivanchuk, who was robbed on Monday in Sau Paulo, arrives in Bilbao on Wednesday and has informed the organizers that he wants to play his game against Nakamura on Thursday, 'without privileges'. Event...
Ivanchuk and wife robbed in Sao Paulo
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 15:06
Just outside their hotel in Sao Paulo, Vassily Ivanchuk and his wife were robbed yesterday. "The robbers were armed with a gun", Leontxo Garcia told us on the phone, "and took two suitcases." The Spanish journalist had contact via email with Ivanchuk, who is leading the Grand Slam Masters Final at halft-time. In the Brazilian part of the Masters...
Masters Final R5: leader Ivanchuk loses to Carlsen, Nakamura beats Vallejo
Sunday, October 02, 2011 1:44
Vassily Ivanchuk lost his first game at the Masters Final on Saturday. The Ukrainian was defeated by Magnus Carlsen but still leads the tournament at half-time with 10/5. Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Vallejo in round 5, is now clear second with 7 points. The game between Vishy Anand and Levon Aronian ended in a draw. Event 4th Grand Slam Masters...
Masters Final R4: Ivanchuk beats Aronian, extends lead in Sao Paulo
Friday, September 30, 2011 23:54
Vassily Ivanchuk won his third consecutive game at the Grand Slam Masters Final on Friday. In Sao Paulo, Brazil the Ukrainian defeated Levon Aronian with the black pieces to reach a score of 10/4. Vishy Anand joined Aronian in second place, with 5/10, after beating Francisco Vallejo with Black. The third game, between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru...
Masters Final R3: Carlsen blunders, loses to Vallejo; Ivanchuk beats Anand
Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:15
In a crazy third round of the Grand Slam Masters Final both the World Champion and the world's number one player lost. After outplaying his opponent, Magnus Carlsen first missed a win and then blundered a full piece and lost with Black to Francisco Vallejo. Using 1.e4 World Champion Vishy Anand got into trouble right after the opening (a...
Masters Final R2: Ivanchuk beats Vallejo
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 4:06
Vassily Ivanchuk beat Francisco Vallejo in the second round of the Grand Slam Masters Final on Tuesday. The Ukrainian joined Levon Aronian in the lead: both players have 4 points out of 2 games. Event 4th Grand Slam Masters Final  | PGN via TWIC Dates September 25th - October 11th, 2011 Location Sao Paulo, Brazil & Bilbao, Spain System 6-...
Aronian beats Vallejo in first round Masters Final
Monday, September 26, 2011 23:44
Levon Aronian took an early lead at the Grand Slam Masters Final on Monday. At the Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, the Armenian grandmaster defeated Francisco Vallejo of Spain in round 1. The games Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura vs Vassily Ivanchuk ended in draws. General info Event 4th Grand Slam Masters Final  | PGN via TWIC...
Grand Slam Masters Final: pairings and poll
Monday, September 26, 2011 9:41
This year's Grand Slam Masters Final includes the world's top 3 players and starts today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first round pairings are Nakamura-Ivanchuk, Anand-Carlsen and Aronian-Vallejo. Who do you think will win? The six participants together with the mayor of Sao Paulo The 4th edition of the Grand Slam Masters Final runs from September...

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