Bilbao/Sao Paulo Chess Grand Slam

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    It is occuring in São Paulo, Brazil, the fifth edition of Chess Grand Slam. The players are basically the same of last year, except by two: Fabiano Caruana and Sergei Karjakin instead of Hikaru Nakamura and Vassily Ivanchuk.

    So, I've a new opportunity to see Vishy Anand :scared2:
     
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    Yesterday aftermaths (Round 1)

    Anand vs Vallejo-Pons ½-½
    Aronian vs Karjakin 1-0
    Caruana vs Carlsedn 1-0

    Today aftermaths (Round 2)

    Vallejo-Ponjs vs Carlsen 0-1
    Karjakin vs Caruana 0-1
    Anand vs Aronian ½-½

    You can to see the games on link below:
    Home | Bilbao Chess Masters Final
     
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    Round 1 Gallery

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    São Paulo tournament organizer Davy D'Israel shakes hands with Vishy Anand to start the game

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    Levon Aronian had the ideal start, dominating his first game from end to end

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    If he was praying for a good result, Paco got his wish as he managed to hold...

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    ...world champion Viswanathan Anand to a draw.

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    It seemed like there was no way to avoid the draw, but Carlsen was determined to transform lead into gold.

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    A shocking turn of events instead handed the win to Fabiano Caruana
     
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    Today ended the Sao Paulo's stage of Grand Slam. It will continue on Bilbao, Spain.

    Anand drawn all the five rounds, finishing this stage on third place with five points.

    Fabiano Caruana was the surprise of this phase finishing in first with eleven points, having won 3 games, one of them against Carlsen on the first round.

    I gained a chess book after a trivia match. The female Grand Master Zsuzsa Polgar had been a commenter on the tournament. He signed my premium book, and I took to kiss her at same time. :scared2:
     

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