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Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final 2008
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The Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final 2008 was held in Bilbao, Spain, from September 2-September 13, 2008. Veselin Topalov won this tournament with seventeen points, while Viswanathan Anand finished last with eight points and no wins! Topalov's rating shot to number one where it currently resides.

Final tournament standings:

Veselin Topalov 17 (+4 =5 -1)

Levon Aronian 13 (+3 =4 -3)

Magnus Carlsen 13 (+3 =4 -3)

Vasyl Ivanchuk 12 (+2 =6 -2)

Teimour Radjabov 10 (+1 =7 -2)

Viswanathan Anand 8 (+0 =8 -2)

Round 1
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Radjabov vs Topalov, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Anand vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Aronian, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2008 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 56 moves, 0-1

Radjabov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Anand, 2008 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 70 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 37 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Round 5
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2008 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Radjabov vs Aronian, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
Topalov vs Radjabov, 2008 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2008 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Round 7
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Radjabov vs Anand, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 58 moves, 1-0

Round 8
Topalov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 48 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Aronian, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 75 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 49 moves, 1-0

Round 9
Anand vs Topalov, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Anand, 2008 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Radjabov, 2008 
(A15) English, 49 moves, 0-1

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