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4th London Chess Classic 2012

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 3, 2012 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2795 6
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2848 6
3 Adams, Michael ENG 2710 3
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2760 3

McShane, Luke J (2713) – Carlsen, Magnus (2848) [C67]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (1.1), 2012-12-01
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 O-O 9. d4 d5 10. g3 Bf6 11. c3 Re8 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Bf4 Qd8 14. Bd3 Nfe7 15. Na3 a6 16. Nc2 Bf5 17. Bxf5 Nxf5 18. g4 Nfe7 19. Ne3 g6 20. Qf1 Qd7 21. Qh3 Bg7 22. Qg3 Rc8 23. g5 Nd8 24. Be5 Ne6 25. Bf6 Re8 26. Ne5 Qd6 27. Kh1 Nxg5 28. Bxg5 f6 29. Bxf6 Qxf6 30. Re1 c6 31. Kg2 Nc8 32. N3g4 Qd8 33. Nd3 Rxe1 34. Nxe1 Nd6 35. Nd3 Nf5 36. Qh3 Bf8 37. Ne3 Qg5+ 38. Kf1 Nxe3+ 39. fxe3 Kg7 40. Nf4 Qf6 41. Ke2 Bd6 42. Qg4 Kf7 43. h3 h5 44. Qc8 Qe7 45. Nd3 Kf6 46. b3 Kg5 47. c4 Kh4 48. c5 Bg3 49. b4 Qf7 50. a4 g5 51. Kd2 Bh2 52. Ne1 Kg3 53. Nc2 Bg1 54. Qd8 Kh4 55. Qc8 Bf2 56. Ke2 Kg3 57. Qd8 Qf5 58. Kd2 Kxh3 59. b5 g4 60. bxc6 bxc6 61. Nb4 g3 62. Nd3 g2  0 – 1 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2795) – Polgar, Judit (2705) [A34]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (1.2), 2012-12-01
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 d6 5. e3 e5 6. Nge2 Be6 7. Nd5 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Nec3 Nb4 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. d3 d5 12. a3 dxc4 13. axb4 cxb4 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. Bxe4 f5 16. Bg2 Rfd8 17. d4 a5 18. Qe2 e4 19. f3 Bd5 20. fxe4 fxe4 21. Rf5 Qd7 22. Re5 Re8 23. Bh3 Qc6 24. Rxe8+ Qxe8 25. Bd2 Qe7 26. Qh5 Qd8 27. Rf1 g6 28. Qe5 Ra6 29. Bd7 Bf7 30. Rxf7 Kxf7 31. Bb5 Rf6 32. Bxc4+ Kg7 33. Qxe4 Qc7 34. Qd5 Rf8 35. e4 b5 36. Qxb5 Qd6 37. Qb7+ Kh8 38. Qa7 g5 39. Bxg5 Qc6 40. Qe7  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2815) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2760) [A30]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (1.3), 2012-12-01
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. g3 e5 6. Nb5 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 a6 8. N5c3 d5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Bg2 Be6 11. O-O Nb6 12. Be3 Nc4 13. Qc1 O-O 14. Rd1 Qc7 15. a3 Nxe3 16. Qxe3 Ba5 17. Nd2 Bb6 18. Qf3 Rad8 19. Na4 Ba7 20. Qc3 Rd4 21. Qc2 f5 22. e3 Rdd8 23. b4 e4 24. Nb3 Qf7 25. Nbc5 Bd5 26. Rd2 b6 27. Rxd5 Rxd5 28. Nxa6 Ne5 29. Rd1 Rfd8 30. Rxd5 Qxd5 31. Nb2 Qd2 32. Qc7 Ng4  0 – 1 (view game)

Jones, Gawain C B (2644) – Adams, Michael (2710) [E46]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (1.4), 2012-12-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Ne2 d5 6. a3 Bd6 7. c5 Be7 8. b4 b6 9. Nf4 c6 10. Be2 Nbd7 11. Bb2 Qc7 12. O-O bxc5 13. bxc5 e5 14. Nd3 e4 15. Nf4 Re8 16. Rb1 Nf8 17. f3 exf3 18. gxf3 Bd8 19. Bc1 Ng6 20. Nxg6 hxg6 21. Bd3 Bf5 22. Rf2 Qc8 23. Ne2 Bc7 24. Ng3 Bxd3 25. Qxd3 Qh3 26. Qf1 Qh4 27. Qg2 Rab8 28. Rfb2 Rxb2 29. Rxb2 Rb8 30. Rxb8+ Bxb8 31. Bd2 Bc7 32. Be1 Nh7 33. Kf1 Qf6 34. Qe2 Ng5 35. f4 Ne6 36. Kg1 Qe7 37. Kf1 Bd8 38. Qa6 Qd7 39. Ke2 Bh4 40. Kd2 Nf8 41. Ne2 Bxe1+ 42. Kxe1 Nh7 43. Kd2 g5 44. Ng3 gxf4 45. exf4 Nf6 46. f5 Qc7 47. Kc2 Kh7 48. Kb1 Ng4 49. Qf1 Kg8 50. Qe2 Nf6 51. Qa6 Ng4 52. Qe2 Nf6 53. Qa6 Kf8 54. Qd3 Qa5 55. Qe3 Kg8 56. Kb2 Kh7 57. Kc2 Qa6 58. h3 Qb7 59. Qe2 Qd7 60. Kd1 Kg8 61. Qe3 a5 62. Qf3 Qb7 63. Kc2 a4 64. Qe3 Qb8 65. Qf3 Kf8 66. Qe3 Ne8 67. Kc1 Qd8 68. Ne2 Qb8 69. Ng3 Nf6 70. Kc2 Qb5 71. Kc1 Qc4+ 72. Kb2 Qb5+ 73. Kc1 Qc4+ 74. Kb2 Ne4 75. f6 Nxf6 76. Nf5 Qb5+ 77. Kc2 Ne4 78. h4 Qc4+ 79. Kb2 Qb5+ 80. Kc2 Qc4+ 81. Kb2 Qf1 82. Nd6 Qg2+ 83. Kc1 Qh1+ 84. Kb2 Qh2+ 85. Kc1 Qh1+ 86. Kb2 Qh2+ 87. Kc1 Nxd6 88. cxd6 Qxd6 89. Qh3 g6 90. Qf3 Kg7 91. Qe3 Qf6  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2848) – Aronian, Levon (2815) [C77]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (2.1), 2012-12-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Nd5 Nxd5 9. Bxd5 Rb8 10. O-O Ne7 11. Nxe5 Nxd5 12. exd5 Re8 13. d4 Bf8 14. b3 Bb7 15. c4 d6 16. Nf3 Qf6 17. Be3 Bc8 18. Qd2 Qg6 19. Kh1 h6 20. Rac1 Be7 21. Ng1 Bg5 22. Bxg5 Qxg5 23. Rfd1 bxc4 24. bxc4 Qxd2 25. Rxd2 a5 26. h3 Rb4 27. Nf3 Bf5 28. c5 Kf8 29. Nh2 Reb8 30. Ng4 Rb1 31. Rxb1 Rxb1+ 32. Kh2 a4 33. Ne3 Bg6 34. Kg3 Rb4 35. Kf3 Ke7 36. Ke2 Kd7 37. f3 Rb5 38. Nd1 Rb4 39. c6+ Kc8 40. Nc3 f6 41. Ke3 Rc4 42. Ne2 a3 43. h4 Rb4 44. g4 Rb1 45. h5 Bh7 46. f4 f5 47. g5 Rh1 48. Ng3 Rh3 49. Kf3 hxg5 50. fxg5 g6 51. Re2 Kd8 52. hxg6 Bxg6 53. Re6 Bf7 54. g6 Bg8 55. g7 f4 56. Kxf4 Rh2 57. Nf5 Rxa2 58. Rf6 Re2 59. Rf8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2760) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2795) [C45]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (2.2), 2012-12-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Qe2 d6 7. g3 Be7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. c4 Nd7 11. Be3 Bf6 12. Qc2 Ne5 13. Nd2 Ng4 14. Rae1 Rb8 15. b3 Nxe3 16. Rxe3 c5 17. h3 a5 18. Kh2 a4 19. f4 Bd4 20. Re2 g6 21. Nf3 axb3 22. axb3 Bg7 23. Rd1 Rb6 24. e5 Bb7 25. Rdd2 Qa8 26. exd6 Rxe2 27. Rxe2 Rxd6 28. Ne5 Bxg2 29. Rxg2 Bxe5 30. fxe5 Re6 31. Re2 Qf3 32. Qd2 Qxb3 33. Qd8+ Kg7 34. Qxc7 Qf3 35. Rg2 Qe3 36. Qa7 h5 37. h4 Rxe5 38. Qa1 Kh7 39. Qb2 Rf5 40. Re2 Qf3 41. Qc2 Qf1 42. Qd2 Rf6 43. Qc2 Rf3 44. Qb2 Rf5 45. Qc2 Rf6 46. Rd2 Kg7 47. Qc3 Kh7 48. Qc2 Qa1 49. Rf2 Kg7 50. Rxf6 Qxf6 51. Qe2 Qd4 52. Kg2 Kf8 53. Kh2 Qg4 54. Qd3 Ke7 55. Qe3+ Kd6 56. Qd3+ Qd4 57. Qe2 Qe5 58. Qd3+ Ke6 59. Kg2 g5 60. hxg5 Qxg5 61. Qe4+ Qe5 62. Qc6+ Ke7 63. Qb7+ Kf8 64. Qa8+ Kg7 65. Qf3 Kg6 66. Qd3+ Qf5 67. Qd6+ f6 68. Qe7 Qc2+ 69. Kh3 Qxc4 70. Qe8+ Qf7 71. Qe4+ Kg7 72. Qf5 c4 73. Kg2 Qb7+ 74. Kh2 Qb2+ 75. Kh3 Qe5 76. Qc8 c3 77. Qc4 Qe1 78. Qc7+ Kg6 79. Qc6 Qf1+ 80. Kh4 Qe2 81. Kh3 c2 82. g4 Qe3+ 83. Kh4 Qg5+ 84. Kg3 Qxg4+ 85. Kf2 Qf4+ 86. Kg2 c1=Q 87. Qe8+ Kg5  0 – 1 (view game)

Polgar, Judit (2705) – Jones, Gawain C B (2644) [B78]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (2.3), 2012-12-02
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Bb3 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. exd5 a5 16. a3 Kg8 17. Rhe1 b4 18. axb4 axb4 19. Qxb4 Rc5 20. Rd3 Qa8 21. Rxe7 Qa1+ 22. Kd2 Qf1 23. Qf4 Bf5 24. Rc3 Ra5 25. Rce3 Qxg2+ 26. Re2 Qg1 27. Qe3 Qa1 28. Re8 Ra8 29. Rxf8+ Rxf8 30. Qc3 Qg1 31. Qe3 Qa1 32. Qc3 Qg1 33. Ba4 Qg5+ 34. Qe3 Qf6 35. c3 Rb8 36. b3 Qh4 37. Qe7 Qf4+ 38. Qe3 Qh4 39. Kc1 Qh3 40. Qf2 Bd3 41. Rd2 Bb5 42. Bxb5 Rxb5 43. b4 Qc8 44. Kb2 Rb8 45. Kb3 Qf5 46. Qf1 Re8 47. Qd3 Qg5 48. Ra2 h5 49. b5 Qg1 50. Re2 Ra8 51. Rb2 Qa1 52. Qd4 Qa3+ 53. Kc2 Ra4 54. Qd2 Ra8 55. b6 Qa4+ 56. Kd3 Qa1 57. Qe2 Rb8 58. Kc2 Qa4+ 59. Kb1 Qa5 60. Qb5 Qxc3 61. b7 Qxf3 62. Ka2 Kh7 63. Qc6 Qf4 64. h3 Qd4 65. Rb6 Qd2+ 66. Kb3 Qd1+ 67. Kb4 Qb1+ 68. Ka5 Qa2+ 69. Qa4 Qxd5+ 70. Ka6 Ra8+ 71. bxa8=Q Qxa8+ 72. Kb5 Qd5+ 73. Ka6 Qa8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2775) – McShane, Luke J (2713) [D10]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (2.4), 2012-12-02
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Qc2 g6 6. Bd3 Bg7 7. Nf3 O-O 8. O-O Bg4 9. Ne5 Be6 10. c5 Nbd7 11. Nxd7 Bxd7 12. h3 Ne8 13. f4 f6 14. Qb3 Nc7 15. e4 Kh8 16. exd5 cxd5 17. f5 gxf5 18. Bxf5 e6 19. Bd3 e5 20. Bf5 Bxf5 21. Rxf5 Qd7 22. Rf2 exd4 23. Na4 Qc6 24. Bf4 Rad8 25. Re1 Rfe8 26. Rxe8+ Rxe8 27. Nb6 Ne6 28. Qxd5 Qxc5 29. Qxc5 Nxc5 30. Rc2 Bf8 31. Kf1 Kg7 32. Rc4 Re4 33. Nd5 Kf7 34. Bd2 d3 35. Rb4 Re2 36. Bc3 Rc2 37. Rf4 Ke6 38. Ne3 Rc1+ 39. Kf2 Be7 40. Kf3 b5 41. Rd4 Bd6 42. Bb4 Be5 43. Rd5 Nb7 44. b3 Ra1 45. a3 a5 46. Bf8 Bd6 47. Bxd6 Nxd6 48. Rxd3 Rxa3 49. Nc2 Ra2 50. Nd4+ Ke7 51. Nc6+ Ke6 52. Nd8+ Ke7 53. Nc6+ Kd7 54. Nd4 Ke8 55. Nc6 Kd7 56. Nd4 Kc8 57. Rc3+ Kb7 58. Rc5 Rf2+ 59. Ke3 Rxg2 60. Rd5 Kc7 61. Rc5+ Kd7 62. Rh5 Ke8 63. Nxb5 Nxb5 64. Rxb5 Rg3+ 65. Kf4 Rxh3 66. Kg4 Rc3 67. Rxa5 Kf7 68. Rb5 Kg6 69. Rb8 Rc1 70. b4 Rc4+ 71. Kg3 Kf5 72. b5 Rc3+ 73. Kg2 Kf4 74. b6 Rc2+ 75. Kf1 Rb2 76. b7 f5 77. Kg1 Rb1+ 78. Kg2 Rb2+ 79. Kg1 Rb3 80. Kg2 Rg3+ 81. Kf1 Rg7 82. Kf2 Kg4 83. Kg2 h5 84. Kf2 h4 85. Kg2 h3+ 86. Kh2 f4 87. Ra8 Rxb7 88. Rg8+ Kf3 89. Ra8 Re7 90. Ra1 Re5 91. Ra8 Kg4 92. Rg8+ Kf3 93. Ra8 Re1 94. Ra7 Rd1 95. Ra8 Ke3 96. Kxh3 f3 97. Ra3+ Kf2 98. Ra2+ Ke3 99. Ra3+ Ke2 100. Ra2+ Rd2 101. Ra1 Kf2 102. Kh2 Re2 103. Ra8 Ke3+ 104. Kg3 Rg2+ 105. Kh3 Rd2 106. Kg3 Rg2+ 107. Kh3 Rd2 108. Kg3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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