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Tuesday, February 05, 2013 13:15
The 9th Pan-American Team Championship was won by the USA, who finished with 10 match points out of 6 matches. The other three participating teams were Cuba, Brazil and Uruguay. The tournament took place from 24th till 30th January in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the first round USA beat (the higher rated) Cuba and eventually they clinched the title with...
Fabiano Caruana saves a lost game against Levon Aronian
Sunday, September 30, 2012 7:49
Fabiano Caruana will travel from Sao Paulo to Bilbao as the clear leader of the Masters Final. He'll start the second half of the tournament four points ahead of Levon Aronian, who was very close to beating the Italian on Saturday. Anand-Carlsen and Vallejo-Karjakin also ended in draws. Fabiano Caruana saves a lost game against Levon Aronian |...
Friday, September 28, 2012 23:32
With yet another win Fabiano Caruana extended his lead at the Grand Slam Masters Final in Sao Paulo to four points. On Friday the Italian defeated Paco Vallejo with the white pieces, while both Carlsen-Aronian and Karjakin-Anand ended in draws. On Saturday the fifth and last round will be played in Sao Paulo; then the players will travel to Bilbao...
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...
Grand Slam Masters Final
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:48
For the second consecutive year Sao Paulo, Brazil will host the first half of the Grand Slam Masters Final. The dates for the first leg are September 24th-29th, 2012 while the second half will take place in Bilbao, Spain from October 8th till 13th. This was announced yesterday in a press release. On Monday morning the City Halls of Bilbao and Sao...
Grand Slam Chess Association confirms Linares 2012, sets dates for Masters Final
Monday, January 30, 2012 22:19
The Grand Slam Chess Association announced on Sunday that the world famous tournament in Linares, Spain will be held again this year, after it was cancelled in 2011. The Association also communicated the dates for the 5th Grand Slam Masters Final, and requested FIDE to "avoid any conflicts with our schedules". The following press release was...

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