Carlsen Defeats Caruana In Bilbao
The second half of the Chess Masters Final kicked off today in Bilbao with Fabiano Caruana holding a 4-point lead after the opening Sao Paulo leg a week ago.
Magnus Carlsen lost against Fabiano Caruana in the opening round in Sao Paulo, but he exacted revenge with the white pieces in round 6 today to make the tournament a real contest again. The Italian had his lead cut to just 2 points (using the 3-1-0 scoring system).
Elsewhere in the round, Sergey Karjakin drew with Lev Aronian, and Paco Vallejo Pons drew with Vishy Anand.
The standings after 6 rounds (3-1-0 scoring)
|5||Vallejo Pons, Francisco||ESP||2697||4|
Fabiano Caruana lost his first game of the event
The Chess Masters Final is a 6-player double round-robin event which is held half in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and half in Bilbao, Spain. The games in Bilbao start at 17:00 local time (15:00 UTC).
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 use.
The Bilbao schedule