Today is the only day off for the players at the Bilbao Grand Slam Final. After 3 rounds, there is only 1 draw, which is quite unusual in top level chess.

Official website: http://www.bilbaofinalmasters.com/2009/en_index.asp

Here are the standings after 3 rounds:

Players Games Win Draw Loss POINTS
Alexander Grischuk 3 2 1 6
Levon Aronian 3 2 1 6
Sergei Karjakin 3 1 1 1 4
Alexei Shirov 3 1 2 1


Scoring System

3 – Points per win

1 – Point per draw

0 – Point per loss

1st round on 2009/09/06 at 18-00
M. No. 0 Name Result 0 Name No.
1 1 GM Kariakin Sergey 1/2 GM Shirov Alexei 4
2 2 GM Grischuk Alexander 1-0 GM Aronian Levon 3
2nd round on 2009/09/07 at 17-00
M. No. 0 Name Result 0 Name No.
1 3 GM Aronian Levon 1-0 GM Kariakin Sergey 1
2 2 GM Grischuk Alexander 1-0 GM Shirov Alexei 4
3rd round on 2009/09/08 at 17-00
M. No. 0 Name Result 0 Name No.
1 1 GM Kariakin Sergey 1-0 GM Grischuk Alexander 2
2 4 GM Shirov Alexei 0-1 GM Aronian Levon 3
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