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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...
The Full English Breakfast #16 is out!
Sunday, February 05, 2012 13:18
Wrapping up 2011, Big Vlad in London, Rybka muddies the water, double-time Donastia, and Nakamura's 'In Da House'. Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #16 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The Full...
Abhijeet Gupta wins FIDE Open in London
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 15:05
In the FIDE Open held alongside the London Chess Classic Abhijeet Gupta emerged as sole winner. The Indian grandmaster finished on a splendid 8/9 and a 2785 performance rating. His compatriot IM Sahaj Grover couldn't complain either with a clear second place ahead of several grandmasters. Abhijeet Gupta first in the FIDE Open, part of the London...
Kramnik wins in London ahead of Nakamura and Carlsen
Monday, December 12, 2011 18:21
Vladimir Kramnik won the 3rd London Chess Classic on Monday. The Russian grandmaster finished on 16 points, one more than Hikaru Nakamura who beat Mickey Adams in the final round. Magnus Carlsen finished third, one point behind Nakamura. Kramnik receives the London Chess Classic trophy from the player who lost his world title to him in London in...
Kramnik leads London Chess Classic with one round to go
Sunday, December 11, 2011 21:24
Thanks to a win against Luke McShane on Sunday Vladimir Kramnik is the sole leader at the London Chess Classic with one round to go. The games Anand-Carlsen, Nakamura-Short and Howell-Aronian ended in draws; Mickey Adams had a free round. Kramnik grabs the lead | All photos © Ray Morris-Hill for the official website Event London Chess Classic...
Again three winners in London; McShane back in the lead
Saturday, December 10, 2011 20:39
Luke McShane is still doing very well in London. The English grandmaster, who has a regular job when he doesn't play tournaments, is leading the Chess Classic with two rounds to go. He beat Nigel Short on Saturday, who tried his luck in a King's Gambit. Vladimir Kramnik and Magnus Carlsen, who beat David Howell and Mickey Adams respectively, are...