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Caruana Prospers In Sao Paulo

  • SonofPearl
  • on 29-09-12 03:57.

Fabiano Caruana scored his third win in four games at the Chess Final Masters in Sao Paulo to extend his lead in the tournament.

Lev Aronian is in second place after drawing with Magnus Carlsen, but the battle between the world's #1 and #2 featured remarkable mutual blunders by the players.  Carlsen's 27.Bf4?? should have lost on the spot, but Aronian missed his opportunity and the game was drawn.

Sergey Karjakin was unable to break down Vishy Anand's defence and their game was also drawn.

The players have just one more game to play in Sao Paulo before they take a break and reconvene for the second half of the tournament in Bilbao on 7 October.

The standings after 4 rounds (3-1-0 scoring)

Name  Fed  Elo Pts
Fabiano Caruana  ITA  2773 10
Levon Aronian  ARM  2816 6
Magnus Carlsen  NOR  2843 5
Viswanathan Anand  IND  2780 4
Francisco Vallejo Pons  ESP  2697 2
Sergey Karjakin  RUS  2778 2

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Fabiano Caruana has an impressive lead

Sao Paulo 2012 Round 3 Fabiano Caruana.jpg

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Lev Aronian and Magnus Carlsen both blundered!

Sao Paulo 2012 Round 3 Lev Aronian Magnus Carlsen.jpg

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The Chess Masters Final is a 6-player double round-robin event which is being held half in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and half in Bilbao, Spain. The Sao Paulo leg takes place from 23-29 September and the Bilbao leg is from 7-13 October.

The tournament uses the "Sofia" anti-draw rules, meaning that players can only draw by mutual agreement with the permission of the arbiter. The "Bilbao" scoring system (3-1-0) is also in operation.

Games via TWIC. Photos from the official website.

The full schedule:

Sao Paulo
23-Sep Opening
24-Sep Round 1
25-Sep Round 2
26-Sep Round 3
27-Sep Rest Day
28-Sep Round 4
29-Sep Round 5
Bilbao
07-Oct Opening
08-Oct Round 6
09-Oct Round 7
10-Oct Round 8
11-Oct Rest Day
12-Oct Round 9
13-Oct Round 10

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  • 23 maanden geleden

    IM Maestro-Fermin

    Video-analysis Caruana vs Karkajin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDJ8PndUcx0

  • 23 maanden geleden

    mobidi

    @ IM Maestro Fermin-It's -NO SENSATION!- They are big RATINGS,but NOT MAESTRO!!!. Such combination is "like baby's smile"Embarassed

  • 23 maanden geleden

    mobidi

    @IM pfrn Of course,you are right,but ,i think here was "little moment" of psychology-Fabiano played like "Borgia" with POISON.Italian style!Cool (Carlsen was victim of this" poison "too-he don't uderstanded ,what Caruana are doing...)Cry

  • 23 maanden geleden

    kiloNewton

    nice blunder Wink !

  • 23 maanden geleden

    Ilya_Beleychev

    pfren

    if 20....Qc7, white may play 21.Bg6

  • 23 maanden geleden

    melvinbluestone

    @CharlieJohnson: Interesting concept....... "earned blunder". So in contrast to it's MLB counterpart, the ERA (earned run average), a chess player's EBA (earned blunder average) would ideally go up as the player's career progresses........

  • 23 maanden geleden

    SonofPearl

    @ Tactix47 - thanks - now corrected. Smile

  • 23 maanden geleden

    IM pfren

    As faras I am concerned, there are no "lucky blunders" in chess. Just blunders. Caruana chose to play an interesting line in the advance French, which apparently with best play from both leads to a drawn position.

    Good so far, but some elements reveal that there was no real home preparation, and it was rather an OTB inspiration (which is not characteristic of the Caruana playing etiquette, but still applaudable).

    So- engines say that Vallejo's 15...Rc8 was inaccurate, while 15...Qa5 or 15...Bb4 would force white going for the typical drawing melee on the kingside. Strangely enough, Caru did not go for the engine suggestion (17.Rb1 instead of 17.Qg4), and then the game is pretty much a forced draw. After the ONLY correct move 20...Qc7 white can hack a bit, risking a somewhat worse posion where Black may eventually blunder, or play safe 21.Bxg6 Bxe3+ (only move) 22.Qxe3 fg6 23.Rf6 Qc2, when white has no more than a draw.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    Tactix47

    10 points after three rounds would be impressive indeed in a 3-1-0 scoring format.  The table header should be changed to "The standings after four rounds".  Fantastic to see Caruana playing this well!

  • 23 maanden geleden

    CharlieJohnson

    I'd love for a master to review the Caruana game and comment whether 20...Qd8 was a lucky blunder (for Caruana) or an earned blunder. I think that an earned blunder occurs when a player has so consistently put difficult choices to his opponent that, sooner or later, a slip-up is likely. A lucky blunder is when your opponent just inexplicably self-destructs.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    chessdoggblack

    That was a very slick draw by Anand...smooth operator.Cool

  • 23 maanden geleden

    marklimpin

    Can Caruana reach or surpass Carlsen rating in the future? 

  • 23 maanden geleden

    IM pfren

    Vallejo also blundered badly. 20...Qc7 is pretty much a forced draw.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    gregdocot

    As I see it, Fabiano is maturing as a chess player. His approach and play is moving upward. He is  full of confidence.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    henryoliver

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  • 23 maanden geleden

    zenious

    The level of champion's chess last decade is too low.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    chrisarchitect

    Caruana's score is amazing!

  • 23 maanden geleden

    IM Maestro-Fermin

    Increible! Carlsen y Aronian no ven  27-... T8xf4!  awesome!!

     

    Fermin Gonzalez

    http://www.clasesdeajedrez.es/2012/09/29/partidas-cuarta-ronda-bilbao-chess-masters-2012-caruana-gana-a-vallejo/

  • 23 maanden geleden

    drumdaddy

    Caruana's live rating is now 2785!

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