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5th Final Masters Sao Paulo Bilbao 2012 (10)

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

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