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Monday, October 8, 2012

Bilbao Chess Masters Final Begins Today!

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Hi everyone,
The Bilbao presentation of the Chess Masters Final.

Top-level chess excitement is back as the second half of the Sao Paulo-Bilbao Chess Masters Final resumes today in Spain. The first leg, held between September 24 and 29 was hosted in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. After this first half, the Italian Fabiano Caruana arrives to Bilbao as a leader, with 11 points.

The games will be played in the Central Atrium of the Alhondiga Bilbao in a dramatic soundproofed glass box with view to the public. This glass room measures 8x8m witdth, with a high of 3'5m and weighs 8 tons.

The mayor of Bilbao, Iñaki Azkuna, the world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand, and Leontxo Garcia, the prestigious chess commentator, have presented the second and final half of the Masters Chess Final, which will be held in Bilbao between October 8 and 13 in the Alhondiga. 

After the first leg, Fabiano Caruana had 11 points, 4 points more than Aronian, the No. 2 in the world ranking and 5 points more than Carlsen, No. 1 in the world ranking. In the middle of the table we can find the world champion Anand with 5 points, and the standing is closed by the Spanish Vallejo and Karjakin (fifth in the world ranking), both with 3 points, and in the basis, without excessive chances to overcome this results.

Read the previous Chess Blog report here.

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

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