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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Grand Slam Chess Masters Bilbao R8: Carlsen, Nakamura win; Ivanchuk leads

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Hello everyone,

The chess news from Bilbao, Spain is that both Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura won their Round 8 games against Francisco Vallejo and Levon Aronian. Vassily Ivanchuk and Viswanathan Anand drew their game. Sunday is a rest day so Monday would have the tournament poised at an exciting juncture. Ivanchuk continues to lead but now Carlsen and Nakamura are within striking distance! 

Here are the exciting games and standings after Round 8.

Grand Slam Masters Final 2011 | Round 8 Standings (football)1 Vassily Ivanchuk 14
2-3 Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen 11
4 Vishy Anand 9
5 Levon Aronian 8
6 Francisco Vallejo 7

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  • At October 9, 2011 at 11:40 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernandes, Madrid said...

    Come on Carlsen Venga

  • At October 9, 2011 at 11:56 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    The Round 9 pairings

    1 Magnus Carlsen - Vassili Ivanchuk
    2 Francisco Vallejo - Hikaru Nakamura
    3 Levon Aronian - Viswanathan Anand

    Cracking chess likely this Monday!

  • At October 9, 2011 at 12:21 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri Knights Chess Club New Delhi said...

    I think Carlsen is going to win this. He has a habit of highs and lows with sudden turbo bursts of power.

  • At October 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM , Blogger Ahead Incorporations: Just Go Ahead! said...

    Hi Chess Friends,
    Let us congratulate Magnus and wish all the best to Anand who gained his form in last round. Finds of the tournament were Chukky, Naka & Vallejo who demonstrated improved performances.
    for a live discussion on different chess playing styles of the World Chess Champions & equivalents (including chess software like Houdini, Rybka, Fire).


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