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Monday, June 24, 2013 14:39
The good news is that there will be a 5th edition in December, the bad news is that it won't be a regular chess tournament. Today it was announced that the 5th London Chess Classic won't see any classical chess. Instead, a very strong rapid tournament wll be held as well as "celebrity contests". The tournament runs December 7th-15th, 2013 in...
Judit Polgar on London 2012 and volume 2 of her book
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Friday, December 14, 2012 21:42
Here's a brief interview we did last Monday with Judit Polgar, who looks back at the London Chess Classic and tells about what she's busy with these days. She also describes the proces of writing the second volume of her book. How do you look back at the tournament? Well, actually it was a very rough start, very difficult for many reasons. One of...
Vladimir Kramnik
Thursday, December 13, 2012 16:50
Here's a brief interview we did with the 14th World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, who looks back at the London Chess Classic where he finished second behind Magnus Carlsen. [Transcript:] How do you look back at your tournament? I'm very rarely satisfied with my chess. OK, that's just my character, I'm a perfectionist. I always feel that I did...
Carlsen at the closing
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:39
Traditionally, after the London Chess Class finishes all the players are brought to central London, where a closing dinner is held with sponsors and friends, at the famous Simpson's-in-the-Strand. Some grandmasters play a simul against the sponsors, other grandmasters can be asked for advice and so it's never a 100% clear which side has the better...
Carlsen wins 4th London Chess Classic
Monday, December 10, 2012 19:12
Magnus Carlsen won the 4th London Chess Classic on Monday, finishing two points ahead of Vladimir Kramnik. In the last round the top of the standings didn't change as Adams-Kramnik, Carlsen-Anand and Polgar-Aronian ended in draws. Hikaru Nakamura beat Luke McShane. Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 4th London Chess Classic |  Photos © Ray Morris-...
Judit Polgar beats Luke McShane at the London Chess Classic
Sunday, December 09, 2012 21:52
The London Chess Classic will see an exciting last round on Monday. Magnus Carlsen, who didn't play but joined the commentators on Sunday, is leading by just two points as Vladimir Kramnik defeated Gawain Jones. Judit Polgar won her first game in the penultimate round. Luke McShane didn't handle the Symmetrical English middlegame very well, and...
Magnus Carlsen
Sunday, December 09, 2012 11:58
On Saturday, December 8th Magnus Carlsen broke Garry Kasparov's chess rating record of 2851. By drawing with Hikaru Nakamura at the London Chess Classic, the Norwegian player will be certain of an Elo of at least 2856 on the January 1 FIDE rating list. We produced a video in which Carlsen talks about the game and about breaking the record....
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...

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