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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sao Paulo Grand Slam Chess Masters R4: Ivanchuk beats Aronian, extends lead; Anand beats Vallejo

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Hello everyone,

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 lead and Vishy Anand joined Aronian in second place after beating Francisco Vallejo with Black. The third game, between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura, ended in a draw after 43 moves!

Grand Slam Masters Final 2011 | Round 4 Standings (football)

1 Vassily Ivanchuk 10
2-3 Levon Aronian, Vishy Anand 5
4 Hikaru Nakamura 4
5-6 Magnus Carlsen, Francisco Vallejo 3

You can access the official website at this link.

Here are the great games of Round 5. Use the pop-down menu to choose the game you want to see.

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  • At October 8, 2011 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Mr_Toad said...

    I attended the first leg in São Paulo (where I live) and wrote two posts about my experiences.


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