9th Bilbao Masters Final 2016 (10)
Winner Carlsen finishes Bilbao Masters with a draw
Mark Crowther - Saturday 23rd July 2016
Magnus Carlsen was satisfied with his performance in the Bilbao Masters tournament saying "This is the best tournament that I've played in a while in terms of content and quality of my games".
Wesley So went down a known drawing line of the Ragozin with white against Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen seemed happy enough to draw with the tournament already won and he admitted to having developed a cold at the end of the tournament.
Anish Giri had a slight edge against Hikaru Nakamura but couldn't make much of it. The same was more or less true for Sergey Karjakin as white against Wei Yi. Both games finished in a draw in a quiet final round.
Just 7 games of the 30 were decisive. It doesn't seem that 3 points for a win had much, if any, effect on the players.
Final Round 10 Standings: Carlsen 17pts, Nakamura 12pts, Wei Yi 11pts, So 11pts, Karjakin 9pts, Giri 7pts.
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