Grand Slam For the Grand Player

Время публикации: 15.10.2012 04:03 | Последнее обновление: 15.10.2012 10:22

Magnus Carlsen beat Fabiano Caruana on a tie-break

All games of the last round of the Grand slam Final, second part of which took place Bilbao, finished in draws. Fabiano Caruana decided to make a quick draw against Francisco Vallejo, whcih was a mistake in Sergey Karjakin's opinion.

"Fabiano's chances on the tie-break are low," - Sergey wrote on his Twitter. It turned out he was right: Magnus Carlsen gained a confident win over Italian in both blitz game and became the winner of the Grand Slam final for the second year in a row.

As you know Carlsen had a hard start: after the first circle of the competition which was held in San Paulo Carlsen was 5 points behind Caruana. The Spanish part of the tournament was successful for Norwegian: he won all games played with white including the one against Caruana.       

All winners of the Grand Slam Final Series:
2008 - Veselin TOPALOV (Bulgaria)
2009 - Levon ARONIAN (Armenia)
2010 - Vladimir KRAMNIK (Russia)
2011 - Magnus CARLSEN (Norway)

2012 - Magnus CARLSEN (Norway)

Here are all of the blitz games.

[Event "5th Chess Masters Final"] [Site "Bilbao/ESP"] [Date "2012.10.13"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B40"] [PlyCount "33"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [SourceDate "2012.10.13"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. Qe2 d6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nf6 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Rd1 a6 10. e5 Bxg2 11. exf6 Bh3 12. Qh5 Qxf6 13. Qxh3 Be7 14. Nc3 Qg6 15. Nc6 Ne5 16. Nxe7 Kxe7 17. Bf4 1-0 [Event "5th Chess Masters Final-TB"] [Site "Bilbao/ESP"] [Date "2012.10.13"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2773"] [BlackElo "2843"] [Annotator "Robot 3"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ne7 10. h3 h6 11. Ne4 b6 12. b3 Bd7 13. Bb2 Kc8 14. Rad1 a5 15. a4 Nd5 16. Ng3 Rg8 17. Nd4 c5 18. Nb5 Nf4 19. Rfe1 Bc6 20. f3 Kb7 21. c4 Re8 22. Kh2 Be7 23. Nf5 h5 24. h4 Ne6 25. Nxe7 Rxe7 26. Rd2 g5 27. hxg5 Rxg5 28. Re3 Re8 29. Nc3 Nd4 30. Ne4 Rgxe5 31. Bxd4 cxd4 32. Red3 Bxe4 33. fxe4 Rxe4 34. Rf2 R8e7 35. Rf5 h4 36. c5 R7e5 37. Rxe5 Rxe5 38. cxb6 c5 39. Rf3 f5 40. Rf4 d3 41. Rxh4 Rd5 0-1 


  


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