The 2 C’s, Caruana and Carlsen, defeated the 2 A’s, Aronian and Anand respectively, in crucial round 9. They are tied with each other going into the final round tomorrow. These two are already assured 1st and 2nd place as they lead the field by a whopping 6 points!

Round 9 results

Carlsen, Magnus – Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 
Caruana, Fabiano – Aronian, Levon 1-0
Karjakin, Sergey – Vallejo Pons, Francisco 1-0 

Standings after 9 rounds

1-2. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2773 * * 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 . 16
1-2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2843 0 1 * * ½ . ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 16
3. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2816 ½ 0 ½ . * * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 10
4. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2778 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * * ½ . ½ 1 9
5. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2780 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ . * * ½ ½ 8
6. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2697 0 . 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * * 5
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