Sao Paulo Grand Slam Final Masters round 1

Carlsen Grand Slam 2011

Magnus Carlsen at the opening ceremony of Grand Slam 2011

Sao Paulo Grand Slam Final Masters round 1 matches, as well as the full parings of the event are now known. At the opening ceremony last night in Sao Paulo, the drawing of lots was conducted giving as starting numbers 1. Nakamura 2. Anand 3. Aronian 4. Vallejo 5. Carlsen and 6. Ivanchuk.

This will give the chess fans as first round encounters Anand – Carlsen, Nakamura – Ivanchuk, and Aronian – Vallejo. The games start at 20:00 CET (15:00 local time) and will have live coverage here with GM commentary by Arkadij Naiditsch and the Chess Evolution team.

More coverage: Grand Slam (espanol)/ Bilbao – Sao Paulo information / Official webpage / Live games


Pairings Final Masters

Round 1, Sao Paulo 26/9
# White Res Black
1 Hikaru Nakamura Vasili Ivanchuk
2 Viswanathan Anand Magnus Carlsen
3 Levon Aronian Francisco Vallejo
Round 2, Sao Paulo 27/9
# White Res Black
1 Vasili Ivanchuk Francisco Vallejo
2 Magnus Carlsen Levon Aronian
3 Hikaru Nakamura Viswanathan Anand
Round 3, Sao Paulo 28/9
# White Res Black
1 Viswanathan Anand Vasili Ivanchuk
2 Levon Aronian Hikaru Nakamura
3 Francisco Vallejo Magnus Carlsen
Round 4, Sao Paulo 30/9 (*)
# White Res Black
1 Levon Aronian Vasili Ivanchuk
2 Francisco Vallejo Viswanathan Anand
3 Magnus Carlsen Hikaru Nakamura
Round 5, Sao Paulo 1/10 (*)
# White Res Black
1 Vasili Ivanchuk Magnus Carlsen
2 Hikaru Nakamura Francisco Vallejo
3 Viswanathan Anand Levon Aronian

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