Archive for Masters Final

Many children watching the "aquarium" in Sao Paulo
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Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:32
Fabiano Caruana maintained his lead at the Grand Slam Masters Final in Sao Paulo, Brazil. On Wednesday all three games ended in draws, but not before a good fight was seen on all boards. Thursday is the first and only rest day in Sao Paulo. The fourth round starts at 15:00 local time (20:00 CET) on Friday. Many children watching the "aquarium" in...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 23:06
Fabiano Caruana has taken the lead at the Grand Slam Masters Final in Sao Paulo, Brazil. On Tuesday the Italian grandmaster won his second consecutive game, with Black against Sergey Karjakin, with two exchange sacrifices. Magnus Carlsen recovered from his first round loss by beating Paco Vallejo in a B vs N ending. Vishy Anand drew his game, a...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:45
The fifth Grand Slam Masters Final started with a bang. In Sao Paulo, Brazil world's number one Magnus Carlsen immediately suffered a loss against Fabiano Caruana. Levon Aronian won against Sergey Karjakin while Vishy Anand and Paco Vallejo drew their first game. Caruana beats Carlsen in round 1 | Photos by Albert Silver courtesy of the official...
The players during the opening ceremony
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Monday, September 24, 2012 13:23
Today the fifth Grand Slam Masters Final starts in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first round, scheduled for 15:00 local time (20:00 CET) has the following pairings: Anand-Vallejo, Aronian-Karjakin and Caruana-Carlsen. The players during the opening ceremony on Sunday | All photos courtesy of the official website Event 5th Grand Slam Masters Final Dates...
Grand Slam Masters Final logo
Thursday, September 13, 2012 16:37
This week the organizers of the Grand Slam Masters Final, which will be held September 24th-October 13th in Sao Paulo and Bilbao, confirmed that the participants will be Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin and Francisco Vallejo Pons. In a press release sent on Tuesday, September 11th the organizers finally...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 20:07
Magnus Carlsen won the 4th Grand Slam Masters Final in Bilbao, Spain after beating Vassily Ivanchuk 1.5-0.5 in a blitz play-off. The two had finished shared first after drawing their last-round games. On the final day, Vishy Anand beat Francisco Vallejo. Event 4th Grand Slam Masters Final  | PGN & Playoff via TWIC Dates September 25th -...
Masters Final R9: Carlsen beats Ivanchuk in dramatic round
Monday, October 10, 2011 19:17
Magnus Carlsen beat Vassily Ivanchuk in the 9th round of the Grand Slam Masters FInal in Bilbao, Spain. The Norwegian now shares the lead with the Ukrainian, with one round to go. Levon Aronian defeated Vishy Anand but the biggest drama was seen in Vallejo-Nakamura: in a better position the American lost on time - but that wasn't the whole story (...
Masters Final R8: Carlsen and Nakamura narrow gap with Ivanchuk
Sunday, October 09, 2011 8:31
In the Grand Slam Masters FInal Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nalamura narrowed the gap with tournament leader Vassily Ivanchuk to 3 points on Saturday in Bilbao, Spain. Carlsen beat Francisco Vallejo, while Nakamura won against Levon Aronian. Ivanchuk drew with Vishy Anand. Sunday is a rest day. Event 4th Grand Slam Masters Final  | PGN via TWIC...
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,...

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