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2nd Bilbao Masters (Concluded)

2nd Bilbao Masters 2009

The winner Levon Aronian. A surge of four wins in a row after losing in the first round took him to victory with a round to spare. Photo © Fred Lucas

The winner Levon Aronian. A surge of four wins in a row after losing in the first round took him to victory with a round to spare. Photo © Fred Lucas | http://www.fredlucas.eu/

Levon Aronian took clear first place with 4 wins 1 draw and a loss to Grischuk in the first round. Alexander Grischuk took second place due to more wins than Sergey Karjakin (they employed three points for a win).

1.Aronian 13pts 2. Grischuk 8pts, Karjakin 7pts, 4 Shirov 3pts.

The 2nd edition of the Grand Slam Masters Final took place in Bilbao, September 5-12th 2009. The winners of the Nanching Pearl Spring, Corus-Wijk aan Zee, Ciudad de Linares and Mtel Masters-Sofia tournaments were due play in the final. However at the last minute Veselin Topalov withdrew and was replaced with Levon Aronian.

Grand Slam Masters Final Bilbao. 5th-12th September 2009
5th September 2009 Drawing of lots Time
6th September 2009 1st Round 17:00 CET
7th September 2009 2nd Round 17:00 CET
8th September 2009 3rd Round 17:00 CET
9th September 2009 Rest day
10th September 2009 4th Round 17:00 CET
11th September 2009 5th Round 17:00 CET
12th September 2009 6th Round 16:00 CET
12th September 2009 closing ceremony

2nd Grand Slam Masters Final Bilbao (Bilbao ESP)
Sun 6th Sep 2009 - Sat 12th Sep 2009 - Official Site

Masters Final (4 players 6 Rds DRR Indiv TC:90m:60m) - Games in PGN: Masters

Masters Final (4 players 6 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 90m:60m) - Games in PGN: Masters

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2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao (ESP), 6-12 ix 2009 cat. XX (2740)
Table using 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw
1 2 3 4
1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2773 * * 0 3 3 1 3 3 13 2921
2. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2733 3 0 * * 0 1 3 1 8 2741
3. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2722 0 1 3 1 * * 1 1 7 2745
4. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2730 0 0 0 1 1 1 * * 3 2549

2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao (ESP), 6-12 ix 2009 cat. XX (2740)
1 2 3 4
1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2773 * * 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 2921
2. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2722 0 ½ * * 1 ½ ½ ½ 3 2745
3. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2733 1 0 0 ½ * * 1 ½ 3 2741
4. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2730 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * * 2549

Round 1 (September 6, 2009)
Karjakin, Sergey - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 24 B78 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon 1-0 52 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Round 2 (September 7, 2009)
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 30 E55 Nimzo Indian
Grischuk, Alexander - Shirov, Alexei 1-0 52 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Round 3 (September 8, 2009)
Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 39 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Shirov, Alexei - Aronian, Levon 0-1 29 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Round 4 (September 10, 2009)
Aronian, Levon - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 42 D11 Slav Defence
Shirov, Alexei - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 36 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Round 5 (September 11, 2009)
Aronian, Levon - Shirov, Alexei 1-0 43 A20 English Opening
Grischuk, Alexander - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 99 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Round 6 (September 12, 2009)
Karjakin, Sergey - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 36 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Shirov, Alexei - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 47 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation

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