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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bilbao Chess Masters R9: Caruana, Carlsen in Joint Lead before Last Round

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Hi everyone,

The Chess Masters Final which is held in Bilbao will end as last year: two players will vie for the title on the final day of the tournament. Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen.

Round 9 saw three decisive games. Magnus Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand and Fabiano Caruana beat Levon Aronian. Meanwhile, Sergey Karjakin also beat Vallejo-Pons. 

Both Carlsen and Caruana have 16 points each, Aronian has 10 points and Karjakin has 9 points. In fifth place is Anand with 8 points followed by Vallejo has 5 points. 

Saturday is going to be the decisive day of the tournament in Alhondiga Bilbao. If Caruana and Carlsen both win their Round 10 game, they would play a tiebreaker.

The games can be followed live via the official website of the tournament You can see the Carlsen-Anand game on the Chess King website.

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