Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

Playing hall, rapid
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Yesterday was the last day of Zurich Classical + Rapid event. Carlsen became the winner with 10 points, Caruana and Aronian had shared 2nd-3rd places with 9.

Final standings

1 Magnus Carlsen 10 2872
2 Fabiano Caruana 9 2782
3 Levon Aronian 9 2812
4 Hikaru Nakamura 7½ 2789
5 Viswanathan Anand 5 2773
6 Boris Gelfand 4½ 2777

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

The Rapid event just began in Zurich! One round will be played every hour and the time control is 15+10.

Watch the games live here.

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

Anand-Carlsen
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Carlsen drew Anand in a Berlin to win the 1st. Caruana played a very nice game against Aronian to get to 3rd place. Thus:

Carlsen 8
Aronian 6
Caruana 5
Anand 4
Nakamura 4
Gelfand 3

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

The games will begin in 5 minutes or so!

Pairings of the last round of Classical event:

Anand 3 – 7 Carlsen
Caruana 3 – 6 Aronian
Nakamura 3 – 2 Gelfand

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

Carlsen-Caruana
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Both Carlsen and Aronian won their games, so there is just 1 point difference between them!

Results of the 4th round

Carlsen 5 1-0 3 Caruana
Aronian 4 1-0 3 Nakamura
Gelfand 2 0-1 1 Anand

Standings after 4 rounds

Carlsen 7
Aronian 6
Nakamura 3
Caruana 3
Anand 3
Gelfand 2

Pairings of the 5th round

Nakamura – Gelfand
Caruana – Aronian
Anand – Carlsen

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