Fighting Draws In Sao Paulo Round 3

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/27/12, 9:11 AM.

In the third round of the Chess Masters Final in Sao Paulo, Brazil, all of the games were hard fought but ended drawn. Therefore Fabiano Caruana still leads the tournament, ahead of Lev Aronian in second place and Magnus Carlsen in third.

Thursday 27 September is a rest day, so round 4 takes place on Friday.

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

Name  Fed  Elo Pts
Fabiano Caruana  ITA  2773 7
Levon Aronian  ARM  2816 5
Magnus Carlsen  NOR  2843 4
Viswanathan Anand  IND  2780 3
Francisco Vallejo Pons  ESP  2697 2
Sergey Karjakin  RUS  2778 1


Fabiano Caruana

Sao Paulo 2012 Round 3 Fabiano Caruana.jpg



Lev Aronian

Sao Paulo 2012 Round 3 Lev Aronian.jpg



Magnus Carlsen

Sao Paulo 2012 Round 3 Magnus Carlsen.jpg



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
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


3204 reads 6 comments
3 votes


  • 4 years ago



    Time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, and 60 minutes for the rest of the game with increment of 10 sec starting on move 41. It is a fast paced time control for classical games tournament at this level of play.

  • 4 years ago


    Anand - a legendary drawer if there ever was one.

  • 4 years ago


    Magnus is phenomenol!

  • 4 years ago


    Anand shouldn't play in tournaments that use sofia rules. Come on "Tiger from Madras", win!

  • 4 years ago


    carlsen still draws just like anand , they are Super GM,s not bellow class a like you and me

  • 4 years ago


    Sofia rules.
    Anand still draws every single game. 

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