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Magnus Carlsen leads the London Chess Classic 2012

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 5, 2012 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2848 10
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2795 8
3 Adams, Michael ENG 2710 7
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2760 5

Kramnik, Vladimir (0) – Carlsen, Magnus (0) [A37]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (3.1), 2012-12-03
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O Nge7 7. a3 a5 8. Ne1 d6 9. Nc2 O-O 10. d3 Rb8 11. Rb1 Be6 12. b4 axb4 13. axb4 cxb4 14. Nxb4 Nxb4 15. Rxb4 d5 16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Rb5 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Qd7 20. Qb3 Rfc8 21. Bb2 Qd6 22. Rb1 Rc5 23. Rb6 Rc6 24. Rxb7 Rxb7 25. Qxb7 Rb6 26. Qc8+ Qf8 27. Qd7 h5 28. e4 Qd6 29. Qe8+ Qf8 30. Qd7 Qd6 31. Qxd6 Rxd6 32. Rd1 f5 33. f3 fxe4 34. fxe4 Rb6 35. Bc3 Rb3 36. Ba1 Kf7 37. Kf3 Ke6 38. h3 Bh6 39. Ke2 Bg5 40. Rg1 Bh6 41. h4 Kd6 42. Rd1 Ke6 43. Rf1 Rb4 44. Rd1 Rb3 45. Rg1 Kf6 46. Rh1 Ke6 47. Rd1 Kf6 48. d4 Re3+ 49. Kf2 Rxe4 50. dxe5+ Kf5 51. Rd7 Kg4 52. Rd6 Be3+ 53. Ke2 Bf4+ 54. Kd3 Re3+ 55. Kc4 Bxe5 56. Rxg6+ Kf3 57. Bxe5 Rxe5 58. Rg5 Re4+ 59. Kd5 Rg4 60. Ke5 Kxg3 61. Rxh5 Rxh4 62. Rxh4 Kxh4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (0) – Anand, Viswanathan (0) [D10]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (3.2), 2012-12-03
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qc2 e6 10. Bd3 Rc8 11. h3 Nc4 12. Nf3 Bb4 13. a3 Bxc3+ 14. bxc3 Qa5 15. O-O O-O 16. Rfb1 Ba4 17. Qe2 Qxc3 18. Bg5 Nd6 19. Bxf6 gxf6 20. Ne1 f5 21. Qf3 Qc7 22. Rc1 Qe7 23. g4 fxg4 24. hxg4 Bb5 25. Bxb5 Nxb5 26. Kg2 Nd6 27. Nd3 Ne4 28. Qf4 Qf6 29. Qxf6 Nxf6 30. Rab1 b6 31. f3 Kg7 32. a4 Nd7 33. Nb4 Nb8 34. Kf2 Kf6 35. e4 dxe4 36. fxe4 Ke7 37. Ke3 Rg8 38. Kf4 Rgd8 39. d5 Rxc1 40. Rxc1 a5 41. Nc6+ Nxc6 42. Rxc6 exd5 43. exd5 Rxd5 44. Rxb6 Rd4+ 45. Kg5 Rxa4 46. Ra6 Ra1 47. Kh6 a4 48. Kxh7 a3 49. g5 a2 50. Kg7 Kd7 51. Kf8 Rg1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Jones, Gawain C B (0) – Nakamura, Hikaru (0) [D97]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (3.3), 2012-12-03
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 Na6 8. Be2 c5 9. d5 e6 10. O-O exd5 11. exd5 Re8 12. Rd1 Qb6 13. d6 Be6 14. Qh4 Qb4 15. Bg5 Nd7 16. Be7 Qxh4 17. Bxh4 Nb4 18. Rd2 a6 19. Ng5 Nd5 20. Rxd5 Bxd5 21. Nxd5 Rxe2 22. Ne7+ Rxe7 23. dxe7 Re8 24. Ne4 f6 25. Re1 Rxe7 26. Nxf6+ Bxf6 27. Rxe7 Bxe7 28. Bxe7 Kf7 29. Bg5 Ne5 30. Kf1 Nd3 31. b3 Nb4 32. a4 Ke6 33. Ke2 Kd5 34. Kd2 c4 35. Kc3 cxb3 36. Kxb3 Nd3 37. Be3 Ne1 38. g3 b5 39. axb5 axb5 40. Bb6 Kc6 41. Ba7 Nf3 42. h4 Ne5 43. Kb4 Ng4 44. Bc5 Nf6 45. Bd4 Nd5+ 46. Ka5 Nc7 47. Kb4 Na6+ 48. Ka5 Nc5 49. Kb4 Nd3+ 50. Kc3 Ne1 51. Ba7 Nf3 52. Kb3 h6 53. Be3 h5 54. Ba7 Ne5 55. Kb4 Ng4 56. Bc5 Kd5 57. Kxb5 Ke4 58. Kc6 Kf3 59. Kd5 Nxf2 60. Ke6 Ne4 61. Be7 Kg4 62. Bd8 Nxg3 63. Kf7 Kf5 64. Kg7 Ne4 65. Kh6 Nc5 66. Bg5 Ne6 67. Be7 Nd4 68. Bg5 Nc6 69. Kg7 Nd4 70. Kh6 Nf3 71. Bd8 Ne5 72. Kg7 Nf3 73. Kh6 Kg4 74. Kxg6 Nxh4+ 75. Kh6 Nf3 76. Bf6 Nd2 77. Kg6 Nc4 78. Kh6 Nd6 79. Kg6 h4 80. Bxh4 Kxh4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (0) – Polgar, Judit (0) [B40]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (3.4), 2012-12-03
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. Qe2 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Be7 8. Rd1 O-O 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Rxd4 Bf6 12. Rd1 Qc7 13. c4 Nb4 14. Nc3 a6 15. Bf4 e5 16. Be3 Be6 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. cxd5 Bf5 19. d6 Qd7 20. Bb6 Rac8 21. Bc7 Bg4 22. Bf3 h5 23. Rac1 Rfe8 24. Bxg4 hxg4 25. Qe4 Bg5 26. Rc5 Bd8 27. Qxb7 Re6 28. Rdd5 Rf6 29. Qxa6 Qf5 30. Qe2 Qb1+ 31. Rd1 Qxa2 32. Rxe5 Bxc7 33. Re8+ Rxe8 34. Qxe8+ Kh7 35. dxc7 Qa7 36. Qe4+  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (0) – Jones, Gawain C B (0) [B53]
4th London Chess Classic Olympia, London (4.1), 2012-12-04
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 a6 5. h3 Nc6 6. Qe3 g6 7. c4 Bg7 8. Be2 Nf6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. O-O Nd7 11. Rb1 a5 12. b3 Nc5 13. Bb2 f5 14. exf5 Bxf5 15. Rbd1 a4 16. Ba3 Qa5 17. Nb5 axb3 18. axb3 Qxa3 19. Nxa3 Rxa3 20. Nd2 Bd4 21. Qg3 Be5 22. f4 Bf6 23. Bg4 Nd4 24. Kh1 Bc2 25. Rde1 Kh8 26. Re3 h5 27. b4 h4 28. Qf2 Nd3 29. Qg1 Nf5 30. Bxf5 gxf5 31. Nf3 Rc3 32. c5 Bb3 33. Ne1 Bd4 34. Nxd3 dxc5 35. Qf2 Rf7 36. Rc1 cxb4 37. Rxc3 bxc3 38. Qe1  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (0) – Kramnik, Vladimir (0) [C65]
4th London Chess Classic Olympia, London (4.2), 2012-12-04
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Nc4 Nd7 8. O-O Re8 9. Bd2 Bf8 10. b4 f6 11. a4 Nb6 12. Ne3 Be6 13. Qb1 Qd7 14. Rd1 Bf7 15. h3 Rad8 16. Be1 Bh5 17. g4 Bf7 18. c4 c5 19. b5 Nc8 20. Qc2 Re6 21. Kf1 Ne7 22. Nh4 Rd6 23. Ke2 Re6 24. f3 b6 25. Bf2 g6 26. Nhg2 Rd6 27. Bg3 Bg7 28. Bh4 a6 29. Bf2 a5 30. Bh4 Qe8 31. Nd5 Bxd5 32. cxd5 Bh6 33. Bf2 R6d7 34. h4 Nc8 35. Rh1 Nd6 36. h5 g5 37. Ne3 Bf8 38. Nc4 Nxc4 39. dxc4 h6 40. Be3 Bd6  ½ – ½ (view game)

McShane, Luke (0) – Aronian, Levon (0) [C84]
4th London Chess Classic Olympia, London (4.3), 2012-12-04
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. c3 O-O 10. Nbd2 Na5 11. Bc2 c5 12. Re1 Re8 13. Nf1 Nc6 14. Ne3 b4 15. h3 Rb8 16. Nc4 Be6 17. Bb3 h6 18. Be3 bxc3 19. bxc3 d5 20. exd5 Nxd5 21. Qc2 e4 22. dxe4 Nxe3 23. Rxe3 Rxb3 24. Qxb3 Na5 25. Nxa5 Bxb3 26. Nxb3 Qb6 27. Nbd2 Qb2 28. Rae1 Rd8 29. Nf1 c4 30. Ne5 Bc5 31. Rf3 Qb3 32. a5 Rd6 33. Nxf7 Rf6 34. Rxf6 gxf6 35. Nxh6+ Kf8 36. Ng4 Qxc3 37. Rd1 Qb4 38. Nxf6 Kf7 39. Nd5 Qb2 40. Nde3 c3 41. Rd5 Be7 42. Rf5+ Ke8 43. g4 c2 44. Nxc2 Qxc2 45. Ng3 Qc7 46. Nh5 Bd8 47. Kg2 Qc6 48. Re5+ Kf7 49. g5 Qa4 50. h4 Bxa5 51. Rf5+ Ke6 52. Nf4+ Kd7 53. f3 Qc2+ 54. Kh3 Qf2 55. Kg4 Be1 56. Ng6 a5 57. Rf7+ Kd8 58. e5 a4 59. e6 Bb4 60. e7+ Bxe7 61. Nxe7 Qc5 62. Kh5 a3 63. Kh6 a2 64. g6 Qc4 65. Nf5 a1=Q 66. Rf8+ Kc7 67. g7 Qc6+ 68. Kh7 Qxf3 69. g8=N Qh5+ 70. Ngh6 Qe5 71. Ng7 Qxh4 72. Rf7+ Kb6 73. Ngf5 Qee4 74. Kg6 Qe6+ 75. Kg7 Qg5+ 76. Kf8 Qc8#  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (0) – Adams, Michael (0) [D37]
4th London Chess Classic Olympia, London (4.4), 2012-12-04
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Qc2 c6 7. Bf4 g6 8. Ne5 Bf5 9. Qd2 Ne4 10. Nxe4 Bxe4 11. f3 Bf5 12. e4 Be6 13. Be2 Nd7 14. Nd3 O-O 15. Be3 dxe4 16. fxe4 Nb6 17. b3 f5 18. Nf4 Qd7 19. d5 cxd5 20. e5 Bg5 21. Rd1 d4 22. Qxd4 Qxd4 23. Rxd4 Bxf4 24. Bxf4 Rad8 25. Rd6 Kf7 26. Kf2 Nd5 27. Bg5 Rxd6 28. exd6 h6 29. Bxh6 Rd8 30. Bf3 Rxd6 31. Rd1 Rd7 32. Kg3 b6 33. a3 Nc3 34. Rxd7+ Bxd7 35. Bf4 Be6 36. Bb8 Bxb3 37. Bxa7 Nb5 38. Bxb6 Nxa3 39. Kf4 Be6 40. Bc6 Nc4 41. Bd4 Nd6 42. h4 Nc4 43. Bf3 Nd2 44. Bc6 Nc4 45. Bc3 Ke7 46. Bf3 Kf7 47. Bd1 Bd5 48. g3 Be6 49. h5 gxh5 50. Bxh5+ Ke7 51. Kg5 Ne3 52. Bb4+ Kd7 53. Be2 f4 54. Bb5+ Kc8 55. Kxf4 Nd5+ 56. Ke5 Nxb4 57. Kxe6 Nc2 58. Bd7+ Kd8 59. g4 Nd4+ 60. Kd6 Nf3 61. Bc6 Ng5 62. Ba4 Ne4+ 63. Ke6 Nc5+ 64. Kf7 Nxa4 65. g5 Nb6 66. g6 Nd5 67. g7 Ne7 68. g8=R+ Nxg8 69. Kxg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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