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London Chess Classic 2012

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 8, 2012 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2848 17
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2795 12
3 Adams, Michael ENG 2710 11
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2760 9

Kramnik, Vladimir (2795) – McShane, Luke J (2713) [D15]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (5.1), 2012-12-06
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. g3 dxc4 6. a4 e6 7. Bg2 c5 8. O-O cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nbd7 10. Nc2 Qc7 11. Bf4 e5 12. Bd2 Nc5 13. Bg5 Be6 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Nce3 Nb3 17. a5 Rc8 18. Ra4 Nd4 19. Nb6 Rc7 20. Rxc4 Bxc4 21. Nexc4 Nb5 22. Qb1 Qd4 23. Rd1 Qc5 24. e3 Be7 25. Qf5 Kf8 26. Bd5 Kg7 27. Qg4+ Kh6 28. e4 Nd4 29. Ne3 f5 30. Qh3+ Kg7 31. Rxd4 exd4 32. Nxf5+ Kf8 33. Qh6+ Ke8 34. Bxf7+ Kd8 35. Qg7 Rf8 36. Nxd4 Rc6 37. Nxc6+ bxc6 38. Qg4 Kc7 39. Qd7+ Kb8 40. Qd2 Kc7 41. Qd7+ Kb8 42. Kg2 Bd6 43. b4 Qd4 44. Qxc6 Ka7 45. Kh3 Qd1 46. Nc8+ Rxc8 47. Qxc8 Qf1+ 48. Kg4 h5+ 49. Kxh5  1 – 0 (view game)

Adams, Michael (2710) – Carlsen, Magnus (2848) [C84]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (5.2), 2012-12-06
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 Bd7 9. h3 O-O 10. Be3 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. Nbd2 b4 13. c3 d5 14. cxb4 Bd6 15. b5 axb5 16. axb5 Rxa1 17. Qxa1 Nb4 18. d4 exd4 19. Nxd4 Qe8 20. Qa4 Nxe4 21. Nxe4 dxe4 22. Nc6 Nd5 23. Qxe4 Nxe3 24. Qxe3 Rf5 25. Nd4 Re5 26. Qb3 Rd5 27. Qc4 Qf7 28. b3 Qd7 29. Nf3 Rxb5 30. Ra1 Rd5 31. g3 h6 32. Qe4 Qe8 33. Kg2 Kf7 34. Ra2 Qd8 35. Re2 Qf6 36. h4 Qf5 37. Qc4 Rd3 38. Re3 Rxe3 39. fxe3 Qb1 40. e4 Qb2+ 41. Kh3 Qf2 42. e5 Qxf3 43. exd6 Qh1+ 44. Kg4 Qd1+ 45. Kh3 Qxd6 46. h5 c5 47. g4 Qd4 48. Qf1+ Ke7 49. Qf3 Qd5 50. Qc3 e5 51. Kg3 Kd6 52. Qc4 Qxc4 53. bxc4 e4 54. Kf4 e3 55. Kf3 Ke6 56. Ke2 Kf6 57. Kf3 Kg5 58. Kxe3 Kxg4 59. Ke4 Kxh5 60. Kd5 g5 61. Kxc5 g4 62. Kd4 g3 63. Ke3 Kg4  0 – 1 (view game)

Polgar, Judit (2705) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2760) [C78]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (5.3), 2012-12-06
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. a4 Rb8 8. axb5 axb5 9. Nxe5 Nxe5 10. d4 Bxd4 11. Qxd4 d6 12. f4 Nc6 13. Qc3 Ne7 14. Nd2 O-O 15. e5 Nfd5 16. Bxd5 Nxd5 17. Qd4 Bb7 18. Ne4 f5 19. Ng5 Qd7 20. Nf3 Ra8 21. Bd2 c5 22. Qd3 c4 23. Qd4 dxe5 24. Nxe5 Qc7 25. Rfd1 h6 26. Be1 Rfe8 27. Bd2 Red8 28. Rxa8 Rxa8 29. h3 Ra2 30. Rb1 Nf6 31. Bb4 Be4 32. Re1 Bxc2 33. g4 Qa7 34. Qxa7 Rxa7 35. Nc6 Ra6 36. Ne7+ Kf7 37. g5 hxg5 38. fxg5 Ne4 39. Nxf5 Nxg5 40. Re7+ Kg6 41. Nd4 Bd3 42. Rb7 Nxh3+ 43. Kh2 Ng5 44. Nxb5 Rf6 45. Bc5 Rf4 46. Nc3 Rg4 47. Nd1 Bf1  0 – 1 (view game)

Jones, Gawain C B (2644) – Anand, Viswanathan (2775) [D70]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (5.4), 2012-12-06
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 e5 9. d5 c6 10. h4 cxd5 11. exd5 N8d7 12. h5 Nf6 13. hxg6 fxg6 14. Nh3 e4 15. fxe4 Ng4 16. Bf4 Ne5 17. Bg5 Qd6 18. Nb5 Qc5 19. Na3 Bxh3 20. Be3 Qc8 21. Rc1 Qg4 22. Rxh3 Qxh3 23. gxh3 Nf3+ 24. Ke2 Nxd2 25. Bxd2 Bxb2 26. Nb5 Bxc1 27. Bxc1 Nxd5 28. exd5 Rae8+ 29. Be3 Rxf1  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2815) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2795) [C67]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (6.1), 2012-12-07
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 h5 11. Bg5 Be6 12. b3 Be7 13. Rad1 h4 14. Ne4 b6 15. c4 a5 16. Rd2 Rd8 17. Rfd1 Rxd2 18. Bxd2 c5 19. Bf4 a4 20. Nc3 axb3 21. axb3 Bd8 22. Kf1 Rg8 23. Ne4 Bc8 24. Ra1 Bb7 25. Neg5 f6 26. exf6 gxf6 27. Ne4 Kd7 28. Rd1+ Kc8 29. Re1 Rg7 30. Nfd2 Nd4 31. f3 Bc6 32. Nf2 Bd7 33. Ng4 Bf5 34. Kf2 Kd7 35. Ne3 Bh7 36. Nd5 Bc2 37. Ne3 Bd3 38. Nd5 Nxb3 39. Nxb3 Bxc4 40. Nxc5+ bxc5 41. Rd1 Kc8 42. Nc3 Rd7 43. Rc1 Bd3 44. Na4 c4 45. Nb2 Rd5 46. Nxc4 Rc5 47. Nb2 Rxc1 48. Bxc1 Bb5 49. g3 hxg3+ 50. Kxg3 Kd7 51. Nd1 Ke6 52. Nc3 Be8 53. Be3 Be7 54. h4 c5 55. Kf2 c4 56. Ke2 Bg6 57. Bd4 f5 58. f4 Bxh4 59. Ke3 Bf7 60. Bg7 Kd6 61. Bf8+ Kc6 62. Ne2 Be1 63. Nd4+ Kd5 64. Nxf5 c3 65. Kd3 Bg6 66. Ke2 Bxf5 67. Kxe1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2848) – Polgar, Judit (2705) [A33]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (6.2), 2012-12-07
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. a3 Bc5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. e4 O-O 9. Be2 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. Bf4 d6 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Re1 Ne5 14. Nd2 Nfd7 15. Be3 Qc7 16. b4 Qb8 17. f4 Ng6 18. g3 Rfe8 19. Bf3 Qa8 20. Bf2 Ngf8 21. Qe2 Qb8 22. Red1 g6 23. e5 Bc6 24. Bd4 Red8 25. Bxc6 Rxc6 26. Nf3 dxe5 27. fxe5 Rdc8 28. Ne4 Qc7 29. Nfd2 a6 30. Nf2 Bg5 31. Rf1 Bxd2 32. Qxd2 Nxe5 33. Bxe5 Qxe5 34. Ng4 Rd6 35. Nh6+ Kg7 36. Rxf7+ Kh8 37. Qf2 Qd4 38. c5 bxc5 39. Qxd4+ Rxd4 40. Rxc5 Rcd8 41. Rcc7 Rd1+ 42. Kg2 R1d2+ 43. Kh3 R2d5 44. Ng4 Rh5+ 45. Kg2 Rd2+ 46. Kf3 Rf5+ 47. Ke3 Rxf7 48. Rxf7 Rd8 49. Nf6 Rb8 50. Kf4 h6 51. Ke5 a5 52. bxa5 Ra8 53. a6  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2775) – Adams, Michael (2710) [A29]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (6.3), 2012-12-07
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. Nc2 d6 10. Bd2 a6 11. Rc1 Ne5 12. b3 c6 13. Be3 Nfg4 14. Bd4 c5 15. Bxe5 Bxe5 16. Nd5 Rb8 17. h3 Nf6 18. Nce3 Nxd5 19. Nxd5 Qa5 20. Rc2 Bf5 21. Qd2 Qd8 22. Rcc1 b5 23. cxb5 axb5 24. Rfd1 h5 25. h4 Bg4 26. Ne3 Bd7 27. Bf3 Bd4 28. Nd5 b4 29. Rc4 Be5 30. Kg2 Ra8 31. Ne3 Ra7 32. Rcc1 Qe7 33. Nc4 Be6 34. Rc2 Bf5 35. e4 Be6 36. Nxe5 dxe5 37. Qe3 Ra5 38. Be2 Rd8 39. Rxd8+ Qxd8 40. Rxc5 Rxa2 41. Bc4 Qd1 42. Qh6 Bh3+  0 – 1 (view game)

McShane, Luke J (2713) – Jones, Gawain C B (2644) [A37]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (6.4), 2012-12-07
1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Nc3 e5 6. O-O Nge7 7. a3 O-O 8. d3 d6 9. Rb1 a5 10. Ne1 Be6 11. Nc2 d5 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Ne3 Nde7 14. Nc4 Rb8 15. Bg5 f6 16. Be3 b6 17. f4 f5 18. fxe5 Nxe5 19. Bf4 Nxc4 20. dxc4 Bxc4 21. Bxb8 Qxb8 22. Qa4 Be6 23. Rbd1 Qe5 24. Kh1 c4 25. e4 Qc5 26. Rde1 Bd4 27. Qd1 Rd8 28. exf5 Bxf5 29. Qe2 Nc8 30. g4 Bd3 31. Qe6+ Kh8 32. Rf7 Nd6 33. Rd7 Rxd7 34. Qxd7 Bf6 35. Nd1 Qd4 36. g5 Bf5 37. Re8+ Nxe8 38. Qxe8+ Kg7 39. gxf6+ Qxf6 40. Qe3 Bd7 41. Kg1 b5 42. Qa7 Qd6 43. Nf2 Qd2 44. Bh3 Qg5+ 45. Bg4 h5 46. Qxd7+ Kh6 47. Qd4 Kh7 48. h4 Qxh4 49. Qa7+ Kh6 50. Qe3+ Kh7 51. Bd7 b4 52. axb4 axb4 53. Bb5 c3 54. bxc3 bxc3 55. Bd3 Qd8 56. Qc5 Qh4 57. Qxc3 Qg3+ 58. Kf1 h4 59. Qc8  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2760) – Carlsen, Magnus (2848) [B30]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (7.1), 2012-12-08
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bc4 e6 6. d4 cxd4 7. cxd4 d6 8. O-O Be7 9. Qe2 O-O 10. Rd1 Qc7 11. a3 Rd8 12. b4 a6 13. Bd3 b5 14. h4 dxe5 15. dxe5 Bb7 16. Ra2 Ndxb4 17. axb4 Nxb4 18. Rad2 Rxd3 19. Rxd3 Nxd3 20. Qxd3 Rd8 21. Qe2 Rxd1+ 22. Qxd1 Bxf3 23. gxf3 Qxe5 24. Qd7 Bf8 25. Be3 a5 26. Qe8 h6 27. Kg2 a4 28. Na3 b4 29. Nc4 Qc7 30. Nb6 Qe7 31. Qxa4 Qxh4 32. Qa8 Qe7 33. Qc8 b3 34. Nd7 b2 35. Nxf8 Qxf8 36. Qb7 e5 37. Qxb2 f6 38. Qc2 Qf7 39. Qf5 Kh8 40. Bd2 Kg8 41. Kg3 Kh8 42. Be3 Kg8 43. Kh2 Kh8 44. Kg2 Kg8 45. Qd3 Kh8 46. f4 exf4 47. Bxf4 Kg8 48. Qe4 Kh8 49. Be3 Kg8 50. Bd4 Kh8 51. f4 Kg8 52. Kg3 Kh8 53. Be3 Kg8 54. Bd4 Kh8 55. Be3 Kg8 56. Bd4 Kh8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Polgar, Judit (2705) – Anand, Viswanathan (2775) [B90]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (7.2), 2012-12-08
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O b5 8. Bb3 Be7 9. Qf3 Qc7 10. a3 O-O 11. Qg3 Bd7 12. Bh6 Ne8 13. Rad1 Nc6 14. Nxc6 Bxc6 15. Rfe1 a5 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. Qxg5 Rb8 18. e5 dxe5 19. Qxe5 Qb6 20. a4 bxa4 21. Bxa4 Rc8 22. Bxc6 Rxc6 23. Na4 Qc7 24. c3 Nf6 25. Rd4 Rc8 26. Qxc7 R6xc7 27. Red1 g6 28. Rd8+ Kg7 29. Rxc8 Rxc8 30. Rd6 Rc4 31. b3 Ne4 32. Ra6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2710) – McShane, Luke J (2713) [C65]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (7.3), 2012-12-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. Nc4 Nd7 9. a4 Bd6 10. Be3 Nf8 11. d4 exd4 12. Qxd4 Bg4 13. Nxd6 cxd6 14. Nd2 Ne6 15. Qb4 Be2 16. Rfe1 Ba6 17. Rad1 Qf6 18. Nf1 c5 19. Qb3 Rad8 20. c4 Nf8 21. Qc2 Qe6 22. Nd2 b6 23. f3 Bc8 24. Nf1 Ng6 25. b3 Ne7 26. Bg5 f6 27. Bh4 Ng6 28. Bg3 Ne5 29. Ne3 Qe7 30. Rd2 Be6 31. Qd1 Qc7 32. h3 Qc6 33. Bxe5 fxe5 34. Rd3 Rd7 35. Re2 Red8 36. Red2 h6 37. Qe1 Rf8 38. Kh2 Qc7 39. Kh1 Qc6 40. Qd1 Rfd8 41. Qe2 Rf7 42. Rd1 Rfd7 43. Nd5 Bxd5 44. Rxd5 Re8 45. Qd2 Re6 46. a5 Qc7 47. b4 cxb4 48. Qxb4 Rd8 49. axb6 axb6 50. Rb5 Rb8 51. Qb3 Qc6 52. Qd3 Kh7 53. Qd5 Qc8 54. Rdb1 Rf6 55. Rxb6 Rxb6 56. Rxb6 Rxf3 57. Rxd6 Rc3 58. Qf7 Rg3 59. Kh2 Rg5 60. Rd2 Qc6 61. Rd8 Qb6 62. Qg8+ Kg6 63. Qe8+ Kh7 64. Qg8+ Kg6 65. Rf8 Qb3 66. Qf7+ Kh7 67. Qg8+ Kg6 68. Qf7+ Kh7 69. Qf1 Qg3+ 70. Kh1 Qe3 71. Qf3 Qc1+ 72. Qf1 Qe3 73. Qf3 Qc1+ 74. Kh2 Qxc4 75. Re8 Qc2 76. Re6 Qc8 77. Re7 Qd8 78. Rf7 Rg6 79. Rf8 Qg5 80. Rf5 Qe7 81. Rf7 Qg5 82. Rf5 Qe7 83. Rf7 Qg5 84. Rf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Jones, Gawain C B (2644) – Aronian, Levon (2815) [D70]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (7.4), 2012-12-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O Qd6 10. Nb5 Qd7 11. Bh6 Bxh6 12. Qxh6 a6 13. Nc3 Nxd4 14. f4 c5 15. Nf3 f6 16. h4 Qe8 17. h5 Bg4 18. Nxd4 cxd4 19. hxg6 Qxg6 20. Rxd4 Rac8 21. f5 Qxh6+ 22. Rxh6 Rfd8 23. Rxd8+ Rxd8 24. Rh4 h5 25. Be2 Bxe2 26. Nxe2 Rc8+ 27. Kb1 Nc4 28. Kc2 Ne3+ 29. Kd2 Nc4+ 30. Kc2 Ne3+ 31. Kd2 Nc4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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