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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bilbao Chess Masters: Carlsen Beats Vallejo, Joins Caruana in Lead

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Hi everyone,

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen beat Vallejo Pons to join Fabiano Caruana in the least after Round 7 in Bilbao Spain on Tuesday. Eventually, it was time trouble that proved the Spanish Grandmaster's undoing. The others drew their matches. Wednesday is a rest day.

Results 7th round
Carlsen - Vallejo 3-0
Caruana - Karjakin 1-1
Aronian - Anand 1-1

Fabiano Caruana: 12 points.
Magnus Carlsen: 12 points.
Levon Aronian: 9 points.
Viswanathan Anand: 7 points.
Sergei Karjakin: 5 points
Francisco Vallejo: 4 points.

The tie between the world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and the Olympic champion Levon Aronian ended in a draw. Anand has neither lost or won a game in seven rounds. In what looks like a replay of last year´s edition, Magnus Carlsen, coming from behind, has neutralised the lead Fabiano Caruana had from Sao Paulo. Meanwhile, Caruana missed making the best use of some initial advantages and drew with Karjakin.

Here is the Carlsen-Vallejo game with the super Chess King applet. Even you can use this fantastic game player on your blog with the Chess King software.

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) - Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2697)

Result: 1-0
Site: Sao Paulo/Bilbao BRA/ESP
Date: 2012.10.09
[...] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.¤c3 ¥b4 4.exd5 exd5 5.¥d3 ¤f6 6.¤ge2 ¥g4 7.O-O O-O 8.f3 ¥h5 9.¤f4 ¥g6 10.¤xg6 hxg6 11.¤e2 ¦e8 12.¥g5 ¥e7 13.¤g3 ¤bd7 14.f4 ¤h7 15.£f3 c6 16.h4 ¤df8 17.¦ae1 £c7 18.¥xe7 ¦xe7 19.¦e5 f6 20.¦xe7 £xe7 21.h5 gxh5 22.£xh5 £f7 23.£g4 g6 24.¤f5 ¢h8 25.¤h4 f5 26.£h3 £e6 27.¢f2 ¦e8 28.¤f3 ¦e7 29.¤e5 ¤d7 30.¦h1 ¤xe5 31.dxe5 c5 32.b3 c4 33.bxc4 dxc4 34.¥e2 g5 35.g3 £b6+ 36.¢g2 £e3 37.¢f1 ¦f7 38.£h5 £xg3 39.£xf7 £xf4+ 40.¢g2 £e4+ 41.¥f3 £xc2+ 42.¢g3 f4+
Black resigns because the checkmates on both h7 and f8 cannot be avoided at the same time!

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