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5th Final Masters Sao Paulo Bilbao 2012 (Games and Results)

5th Final Masters Sao Paulo and Bilbao 2012

Magnus Carlsen heads the field. Photo © Fred Lucas.

Magnus Carlsen heads the field. Photo © Fred Lucas. | http://www.fredlucas.eu/

The 5th Final Masters brings together the leading achievers in elite events (such as Wijk aan Zee) over the last year. The event started in Sao Paulo on Monday 24th September (7pm UK time) and they will host the first 5 rounds. The Bilbao half starts 8th October. World Champion Viswanathan Anand, World Number 1 and 2 Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian along with Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin and Francisco Vallejo Pons play. Games and results below.

Magnus Carlsen wins 5th Final Masters after blitz playoff against Caruana (10)

Magnus Carlsen won the 5th Final Masters which started in Sao Paulo and concluded in Bilbao after a blitz playoff with Fabiano Caruana. Caruana took a quick draw with black against Francisco Vallejo Pons, Magnus Carlsen had to work a bit harder to hold Levon Aronian. Game of the day was probably Viswanathan Anand against Sergey Karjakin which was a sharp Semi-Slav which was also drawn. Carlsen and Caruana tied on 17 points but Carlsen won the blitz playoff 2-0 winning the first game in a rook and pawn ending with black and winning a piece quickly in game two. Games and final standings below.

5th Final Masters Sao Paulo Bilbao 2012 (10)

5th Sao Paulo/Bilbao Final Masters (Bilbao ESP)
Mon 24th Sep 2012 - Sat 13th Oct 2012 - Official Site - Live

5th Final Masters (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC:90m:60m+10spm(41)) - Games in PGN: Games

5th Final Masters PO (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC:4m+3spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Playoff

5th Final Masters (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 90m:60m+10spm(41)) - Games in PGN: Games

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5th Final Masters Sao Paulo/Bilbao (BRA/ESP), 24 ix-13 x 2012 cat. XXII (2781)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2773 * * 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 17 2892
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2843 0 1 * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 17 2878
3. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2816 ½ 0 ½ ½ * * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 11 2774
4. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2778 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * * ½ ½ ½ 1 10 2745
5. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2780 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 9 2745
6. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2697 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * * 6 2649

Round 1 (September 24, 2012)
Caruana, Fabiano - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 91 C19 French Winawer
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 30 E15 Queens Indian
Anand, Viswanathan - Vallejo Pons, Francisco ½-½ 59 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 2 (September 25, 2012)
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 35 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Karjakin, Sergey - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 36 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 42 B07 Pirc Defence
Round 3 (September 26, 2012)
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 70 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Carlsen, Magnus - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 67 E15 Queens Indian
Aronian, Levon - Vallejo Pons, Francisco ½-½ 33 D39 QGD Ragozin
Round 4 (September 28, 2012)
Caruana, Fabiano - Vallejo Pons, Francisco 1-0 24 C02 French Advance
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 48 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Karjakin, Sergey - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 31 D12 Slav Defence
Round 5 (September 29, 2012)
Aronian, Levon - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 73 A04 Dutch System
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 58 E18 Queens Indian
Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 55 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 6 (October 8, 2012)
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 66 C00 French Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 33 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 39 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Round 7 (October 9, 2012)
Caruana, Fabiano - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 40 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Carlsen, Magnus - Vallejo Pons, Francisco 1-0 42 C15 French Winawer
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 33 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 8 (October 11, 2012)
Anand, Viswanathan - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 45 D70 Gruenfeld Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 35 C19 French Winawer
Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 56 B06 Modern Defence
Round 9 (October 12, 2012)
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon 1-0 39 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 30 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Karjakin, Sergey - Vallejo Pons, Francisco 1-0 38 C19 French Winawer
Round 10 (October 13, 2012)
Aronian, Levon - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 44 E18 Queens Indian
Anand, Viswanathan - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 45 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 19 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin

5th Final Masters PO (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC: 4m+3spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Playoff

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5th Final Masters PO Bilbao ESP Mon 24th Sep 2012 - Sat 13th Oct 2012
Leading Final Round 2 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtg12Pts
1Carlsen, MagnusGMNOR2843112
2Caruana, FabianoGMITA2773000
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