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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sao Paulo Grand Slam Chess Masters R5: Carlsen, Nakamura win

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Hello everyone,

The party now moves on to Bilbao, Spain. But in Round 5, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, we had two decisive games! At half-time, tournament leader Vassily Ivanchuk lost his first game of the event to Magnus Carlsen but maintained his lead. 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. Here are the standings after Round 5.

Grand Slam Masters Final 2011 | Round 5 Standings (football)

1 Vassily Ivanchuk 10
2 Hikaru Nakamura 7
3-5 Levon Aronian, Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen 6
6 Francisco Vallejo 3

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