London Chess Classic 2012 – round 3

Aronian-Anand 1/2
Kramnik-Carlsen 1/2 Carlsen managed to make a draw a pawn down due to his opponent’s bad Bishops and potential weaknesses had he played …d3-d4
Jones-Nakamura 1/2
Adams-Polgar 1-0

McShane had a rest day.

Standings after the 3rd round: Carlsen and Kramnik lead with 7 points, Adams is 3rd with 6.

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London Chess Classic 2012 – round 2

Pairings of the 2nd round

Polgar-Jones 1/2
Nakamura-Kramnik 0-1
Carlsen-Aronian 1-0
Anand-McShane 1/2

Carlsen and Kramnik are leading the event with 6 points after 2 rounds, Nakamura and Adams are on 3. With his 2nd round win Carlsen broke Kasparov’s record and his Live rating is now 2855.7!

Games of the round

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London Chess Classic 2012 – round 1

The 1st round of this elite event has been played yesterday. All games were decisive!

McShane-Carlsen 0-1
Aronian-Nakamura 0-1
Kramnik-Polgar 1-0
Jones-Adams 0-1

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Khanty Mansiysk – final/tie-breaks

The first game was drawn. It was wild to say the least! 🙂 See for yourself :). I haven’t seen a 2 Bishops vs 1 Bishop endgame in a while!

The 2nd game was even more interesting:

And so, Ushenina is the new World Champion!

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London Chess Classic 2012

This incredibly strong event starts in London tomorrow! The players are: Luke McShane, Hikaru Nakamura, Mickey Adams, Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Malcolm Pein Tournament Director, Magnus Carlsen, Judit Polgar, Levon Aronian and Gawain Jones.

The official website is: http://www.londonchessclassic.com/

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