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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sao Paulo Chess Masters R5: Caruana Wins First Leg of Grand Slam

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Latest chess news from Sao Paulo: Fabiano Caruana held up against Levon Aronian and drew the fifth round at the Chess Masters Grand Slam. Caruana finished the first half of the Sao Paulo-Bilbao Grand Slam event with the lead. But, Caruana did not get an easy draw. In fact, he was nearly lost at least twice against Aronian, but the latter let the Italian Grandmaster escape!

Caruana on his way to drawing 
with Aronian in Sao Paulo.

The Italian Grandmaster begins the Bilbao section with 11 points, from October 8. Levon Aronian has seven points and Magnus Carlsen has six points.

Day 5th Results:
Aronian-Caruana 1/2-1/2
Vallejo-Karjakin 1/2-1/2
Anand-Carlsen 1/2-1/2

Standings after Sao Paulo with the 3-1-0 scoring
- Fabiano Caruana: 11 points.
- Levon Aronian: 7 points.
- Magnus Carlsen: 6 points.
- Viswanathan Anand: 5 points.
- Francisco Vallejo: 3 points.
- Sergei Karjakin: 3 points

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