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Fighting Draws In Sao Paulo Round 3

Fighting Draws In Sao Paulo Round 3

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


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