Grand Slam Master Final, Spain, 2012
In an unexpected scenario on the last day, Magnus Carlsen won the 5th Masters Final in Bilbao.
The final round started with a 19-move draw between Fabiano Caruana and Paco Vallejo, who went for a famous move repetition in the Zaitsev Ruy Lopez. Carlsen drew his game with Levon Aronian to finish shared first. The Norwegian then won both games in a blitz playoff to retain his title in Bilbao.
Sourced from Chess Vibes
|Event||5th Grand Slam Masters Final | PGNvia TWIC|
|Dates||October 8-13, 2012|
|System||6-player round robin|
|Players||Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Fabiano Caruana, Paco Vallejo|
|Rate of play||90 minutes for the ﬁrst 40 moves, then 60 minutes for the remaining moves with a 10-second increment|
|Extra||Players are not allowed to agree to a draw without the arbiter’s permission. In case both players request it to him, the arbiter will make his decision after consulting with the technical assistant. The football scoring system is used: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 for a loss.|