Chess blog for latest chess news and chess trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2012Hi everyone,Spanish Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo has said he is confident of having a good tournament at the Sao Paulo-Bilbao Chess Masters Grand Slam and it would be a tough fight for whoever becomes champion. Vallejo said he was not surprised by Caruana’s early lead, although he thinks that the Italian “was lucky” in his game with Carlsen.
The Spanish chess champion and number 25 in the world rankings, Francisco Vallejo, believes that “the name of the champion won’t be known until the last day of the second leg of the Final in Bilbao”.
The Menorcan, on the rest day of the 5th Chess Masters Final first leg which takes place in Sao Paulo until tomorrow Saturday (Sunday morning Spanish time) has stated the he is not surprised by the early lead in the tournament by the talented 19 year old Italian, Fabiano Caruana: “He is an up and coming player of great quality and his results in other tournaments show that he is a strong candidate to win,” although he adds that Caruana has had some luck in being able to take advantage of the mistakes committed by the world number one, Magnus Carlsen, in the game they disputed in the first round.From Alexandra Kosteniuk'swww.chessblog.comAlso see her personal blog atwww.chessqueen.com
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