5th Final Masters Sao Paulo Bilbao 2012 (3)
3 draws after tough fights in Round 3 of Final Masters in Sao Paulo
Mark Crowther - Thursday 27th September 2012
Fabiano Caruana at the start of Round 3. Photo © Albert Silver. | http://www.theweekinchess.com
The 3rd Round of the 5th Final Masters in Sao Paulo saw three draws but only after some fairly bitter fighting. Aronian-Vallejo good prep from Vallejo in a sharp Ragozin gave him slightly the better side of a draw. Caruana won a pawn vs Anand but with pawns on 1 side he couldn't break through. Carlsen set Karjakin problems in a Queen's Indian but the Russian was equal to the task and a piece sacrifice secured the draw. I'd forgotten there are 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw in the tournament. Caruana leads on 7/9 Rest day on Thursday. Friday 19:00 UK time. Caruana-Vallejo, Carlsen-Aronian, Karjakin-Anand.
Magnus Carlsen. Photo © Albert Silver.
Round 3 crowds. Photo © Albert Silver.
|5th Final Masters Bilbao ESP (ESP), 24 ix-13 x 2012||cat. XXII (2781)|
|5.||Vallejo Pons, Francisco||g||ESP||2697||.||.||½||.||0||.||½||.||*||*||.||.||2||2688|
|Round 3 (September 26, 2012)|
|Caruana, Fabiano||- Anand, Viswanathan||½-½||70||B52||Sicilian Rossolimo|
|Aronian, Levon||- Vallejo Pons, Francisco||½-½||33||D39||QGD Ragozin|
|Carlsen, Magnus||- Karjakin, Sergey||½-½||67||E15||Queens Indian|
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