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Carlsen beats Kasparov's rating record in London
Saturday, December 08, 2012 22:02
The London Chess Classic has become a historic tournament on Saturday as with his draw against Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen has beaten Garry Kasparov's record rating of 2851. With his win yesterday against Polgar the Norwegian already secured a new rating of 2851, but now even if Carlsen loses his last game on Monday against Anand, he'll leave...
Friday, December 07, 2012 20:58
On Friday Magnus Carlsen also defeated Judit Polgar to get to a stunning 5.5/6, a 3147 performance rating and a 2863.6 live rating. In the London Chess Classic's 6th round Luke McShane won against his compatriot Gawain Jones, and Vishy Anand blundered horribly against Mickey Adams. On stage at the start of round 6 in London | Photo © ChessVibes...
London Chess Classic
Thursday, December 06, 2012 19:01
Magnus Carlsen won yet again at the London Chess Classic on Thursday. Although he was clearly worse out of the opening, the world's number one still managed to beat Mickey Adams to get even closer to beating Garry Kasparov's record rating officially. The tournament is far from decided yet, as runner-up Vladimir Kramnik won (quite a nice) game...
Jones-Carlsen and McShane-Aronian in round 4
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 23:15
Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after four rounds at the London Chess Classic. In round 4 the Norwegian beat Gawain Jones with white using the rare 4.Qxd4 in the Sicilian. The game of the round (tournament? Year?), however, was the epic fight between Luke McShane and Levon Aronian. At the end there were two queens for Black and White promoted to...
Malcolm Pein, Joshua Altman, Vladimir Kramnik
Monday, December 03, 2012 23:24
It was the game between the winners of 2011 and 2010, and the one between the leaders of the 2012 tournament. Vladimir Kramnik was a pawn up against Magnus Carlsen for a long time, but in the end the world's #1 held the draw. Mickey Adams won against Judit Polgar, Aronian escaped with a draw against Anand and Jones-Nakamura was drawn as well....
Round 2 of the London Chess Classic in action
Sunday, December 02, 2012 23:17
Both Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik also won their second game at the London Chess Classic on Sunday. The world #1 beat world #2 Levon Aronian, while the former World Champion won against Hikaru Nakamura. Round 2 of the London Chess Classic in action | Photos © Ray Morris-Hill Event London Chess Classic |  PGN via TWIC Dates December 1st-...
Olympia was jam-packed during the first Saturday
Saturday, December 01, 2012 23:53
The London Chess Classic had a fantastic start on Saturday with all games in the first round ending decisively. The first winner was Vladimir Kramnik, who defeated Judit Polgar with White. Soon after Hikaru Nakamura followed, who beat Levon Aronian with Black. Magnus Carlsen then won with Black against Luke McShane and finally Michael Adams...
Pupils from the Liverpool’s Sacred Heart Primary School
Thursday, November 08, 2012 14:16
Like last year, the drawing of lots for the London Chess Classic has been performed in advance and the full pairings are now available. This year, instead of involving the players themselves in the draw at the opening ceremony, the honour of conducting the draw was bestowed upon Liverpool’s Sacred Heart Primary School as a reward for the boom in...
A video interview with Hikaru Nakamura
Sunday, October 28, 2012 19:37
Here's our video interview with Hikaru Nakamura, conducted right after his victory at the Univé Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands where he finished ahead of Sergey Tiviakov, Anish Giri and Hou Yifan. The American top grandmaster speaks about his strategy for his last round game, his overall performance in Hoogeveen, his previous...
Nakamura beats Tiviakov, wins Univé tournament convincingly
Saturday, October 27, 2012 18:01
Hikaru Nakamura won the 16th Univé Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen convincingly on Saturday by beating Sergey Tiviakov. The American grandmaster only needed a draw to win outright, but decided to "just play chess", and then won his last white game to finish 1.5 points ahead of Tiviakov. Anish Giri and Hou Yifan drew their final game. The open...

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