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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bilbao Chess Masters: Carlsen Begins with Win over Caruana; Others Draw

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Hi everyone,

The second leg of the Sao Paulo-Bilbao Chess Masters Final has begun in Spain. The even had started in Sao Paulo with Fabiano Caruana beating Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen began the Bilbao half of the chess tournament with a win over Caruana.

The event is scored according to the 3-1-0 pattern. 

Day 6 results:
- Carlsen – Caruana 3-0 (duration: 4h 2m, 66 plays)
- Vallejo – Anand 1-1 (duration: 2h 25 m, 39 plays)
- Karjakin – Aronian 1-1 (duration: 1h15m, 35 plays)

Standings after six rounds
Fabiano Caruana: 11 points.
Magnus Carlsen: 9 points.
Levon Aronian: 8 points.
Viswanathan Anand: 6 points.
Francisco Vallejo: 4 points.
Sergei Karjakin: 4 points

You can run the Carlsen-Caruana game in the super Chess King applet.

Taking revenge of their previous clash in Sao Paulo, in which Carlesen had the play but he ended up loosing by a fatal error, Magnus Carlsen, the world No.1, won Monday evening to the provisional leader, Fabiano Caruana, tightening the classification in the first day of the second round of the Masters Final, which is being played in Bilbao.

In the other two games, which matched, on the one hand, the Spanish champion, Francisco Vallejo and the world champion, Viswanathan Anand, and on the other hand the Armenian and olympic champion Levon Aronia versus the Russian Sergei Kariakin, the result was draw. The second section of the final, which takes place in the Alhondiga Bilbao will be held in Bilbao until next Saturday, after the first phase which took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil´s economic capital.

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