|Grand Slam Chess Final (2009)|
The 2nd Grand Slam Chess Final was held in Bilbao, Spain 6-12 September 2009. The tournament used the Sofia Chess Rules, which forbids agreed draws before 30 moves, and the "Bilbao" scoring system of 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss (though for ratings purposes the traditional scoring method is used). (1) Crosstable:
Previous edition: Grand Slam Chess Final (2008). Next: Grand Slam Chess Final (2010).
01 02 03 04
1 Aronian ** 01 1½ 11 4½ 13
2 Grischuk 10 ** 0½ 1½ 3 8
3 Karjakin 0½ 1½ ** ½½ 3 7
4 Shirov 00 0½ ½½ ** 1½ 3
(1) Wikipedia article: Bilbao Chess Masters Final
| page 1 of 1; 12 games
|1. Karjakin vs Shirov
||½-½||24||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long|
|2. Grischuk vs Aronian
||1-0||52||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|3. Grischuk vs Shirov
||1-0||52||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|4. Aronian vs Karjakin
||1-0||30||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation|
|5. Shirov vs Aronian
||0-1||29||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall|
|6. Karjakin vs Grischuk
||1-0||39||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense|
|7. Shirov vs Karjakin
||½-½||36||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|8. Aronian vs Grischuk
||1-0||42||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|9. Aronian vs Shirov
||1-0||43||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||A20 English|
|10. Grischuk vs Karjakin
||½-½||99||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|11. Karjakin vs Aronian
||½-½||36||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|12. Shirov vs Grischuk
||½-½||47||2009||Grand Slam Chess Final||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
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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: http://chessbomb.com 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|
|Sep-06-09|| ||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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|Sep-06-09|| ||randzo: 16.Kg8 is novelty by Shirov i think|
|Sep-06-09|| ||Mateo: According to the opening explorer, 15.Qd2 (Grischuk) is a novelty.|
|Sep-06-09|| ||Mateo: 15...Rxg3!? 16.fxg3 Qxd4 is an interesting challenge for Aronian.|
|Sep-06-09|| ||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 http://games.chessdom.com/bilbao-ka... 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?|
|Sep-06-09|| ||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|
|Sep-06-09|| ||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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