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2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao Final Tournament

Levon Aronian13(+4 -1 =1)[view games]
Alexander Grischuk8(+2 -2 =2)[view games]
Sergey Karjakin7(+1 -1 =4)[view games]
Alexey Shirov3(+0 -3 =3)[view games]

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Karjakin vs Shirov ½-½24 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. Grischuk vs Aronian 1-052 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Grischuk vs Shirov 1-052 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Aronian vs Karjakin 1-030 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
5. Shirov vs Aronian 0-129 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
6. Karjakin vs Grischuk 1-039 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
7. Shirov vs Karjakin ½-½36 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Aronian vs Grischuk 1-042 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Aronian vs Shirov 1-043 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalA20 English
10. Grischuk vs Karjakin ½-½99 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Karjakin vs Aronian ½-½36 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
12. Shirov vs Grischuk ½-½47 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao FinalB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-06-09  Open Defence: started now.. Grischuk-Aronian is a Moscow Gambit I think
Sep-06-09  randzo: Grischuk vs Aronian is anti-Moscow and Karjakin vs Shirov is Dragon i expect blood today :D
Sep-06-09  Open Defence: interesting to see if Nxf7 will be played
Sep-06-09  Open Defence: Shirov-Karjakin is a Dragon
Sep-06-09  bobyrizov: is back in the loop! There are some fixes in the realtime computer analysis. Enjoy
Sep-06-09  returnoftheking: beware-the live video doesn't auto refresh..:p Games have started indeed and we have a dragon by Shirov vs Karjakin
Sep-06-09  percyblakeney: <returnoftheking> As you imply he probably felt that he had little to win in this event, where only clear first would have been seen as acceptable. Maybe also Topalov learnt something from 2006, when he was the most active of the top players but the match didn't go well.
Sep-06-09  percyblakeney: Oops, it has actually started...
Sep-06-09  randzo: Today it will be about Opening preparation
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  whiteshark: Grischuk - Aronian
<1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Ne5 Bb7 10. h4 g4 11. Be2 Nbd7 12. Bxg4 Rg8 13. Nxd7 >

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Opening Explorer 3 games:

Sep-06-09  randzo: 16.Kg8 is novelty by Shirov i think
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  Mateo: According to the opening explorer, 15.Qd2 (Grischuk) is a novelty.
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  Mateo: 15...Rxg3!? 16.fxg3 Qxd4 is an interesting challenge for Aronian.
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  Peligroso Patzer: Grischuk and Aronian also played an Anti-Moscow in Round 6 of Linares earlier this year (1-0 in 59 moves): Grischuk vs Aronian, 2009.

In the Linares game, 9. ... h5 was played. Today, Aronian varied with 9. ... Bb7.

Sep-06-09  randzo: Karjakin played it well we will see what Shirov shows for his pawn.Fritz says that Sergey has slight advantage
Sep-06-09  randzo: 20.Qa8 looks like a blunder to me
Sep-06-09  DCP23: Oh, they are playing already. Thought it would be tomorrow. An unusual time for the start of the round methinks, quite late in the day in Europe now. Will they play overnight?!
Sep-06-09  randzo: Karjakin found best move Ra1
Sep-06-09  cbpatzer: Spain is way out of its time zone, it should be -1, and it is +1. Anyhow, interesting games, according to there is danger of repetition after Rd8, while in the other Grischuk's novelty might bring results.
Sep-06-09  percyblakeney: Repetition in Karjakin-Shirov?
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  Peligroso Patzer: Grischuk must be feeling quite out of his element with a clock surplus of approximately 3/4-hour. He is taking his time over his 18th move (even though 18. Qe2 seems like the obvious choice) to address this imbalance.
Sep-06-09  randzo: yes Perpetual
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  siamesedream: Threefold repetition Karjakin - Shirov 1/2.
Sep-06-09  percyblakeney: I think it will be tough for Aronian to draw this.
Sep-06-09  returnoftheking: 24.Kf2 for Karjakin not good??
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