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Carlsen Defeats Polgar In UNAM Final

  • SonofPearl
  • on 11/26/12, 10:57 AM.

Magnus Carlsen UNAM 2012.jpgThe 2nd Gran Fiesta UNAM Chess festival took place from 16-25 November in Mexico City. The festival comprised of a number of competitions and displays including a 9-round Open event and a women's competition, but the highlight was the involvement of world #1 Magnus Carlsen.

Carlsen played against the 'The World" in an online match, and also took part in a rapid and blindfold tournament.

Unsuprisingly the world #1 won his game against The World (see below), and he also defeated Judit Polgar in the final of the rapid and blindfold tournament.

Carlsen and Polgar had eliminated Lazaro Bruzon and Manuel Leon Hoyos in the qualifying rounds en-route to the final, but the world #1 didn't have things all his own way.

Judit Polgar won the first game, beating Magnus Carlsen with black in their rapid clash, but Carlsen hit back to win the second encounter which was played blindfolded.

That meant blitz tie-breaks games were needed, and Carlsen won both games convincingly to take victory overall.

Judit Polgar and Manuel Leon Hoyos playing blindfolded (literally!)

Judit Polgar Lean Hoyos UNAM 2012 blindfold.jpg

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Magnus Carlsen defeated an online "World" team of all-comers

Magnus Calrsen UNAM 2012 v The World.jpg

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Bartlomiej Macieja won the 9-round Open with 8½/9 and Olga Alexandrova won the women's competition.

Photos from the official website.  Games via the ever-reliable TWIC.

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  • 20 months ago

    TheMagicianPaul

    Carlsen has SWAG!.. Sorry joking about this stupid modern culture is somewhat sad and funny, anyway, well done by Carlsen, he is well prepared for London and will probably break 2851!

  • 20 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @ NEWLINE Yes, at the official website, but the quality is terrible.

  • 20 months ago

    CM steinitz_attack

    Was an awesome event!!!  Cool

  • 20 months ago

    NEWLINE

    any videos ?

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