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Magnus Carlsen wins the London Chess Classic 2012

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 12, 2012 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2848 18
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2795 16
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2760 13
4 Adams, Michael ENG 2710 13

Kramnik, Vladimir (2795) – Jones, Gawain C B (2644) [A04]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (8.1), 2012-12-09
1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb2 e6 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 b6 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. d4 Ne4 12. dxc5 Nxc3 13. Bxc3 bxc5 14. Qe2 Re8 15. Rfd1 Bf8 16. Qb5 Qb6 17. Qxb6 axb6 18. Rxd5 Nd4 19. Nxd4 Bxd5 20. Bxd5 cxd4 21. Bxd4 Ra5 22. e4 Bc5 23. Bc3 Ra3 24. Bb2 Ra7 25. a4 Rc7 26. Ra2 h6 27. Kg2 Kh7 28. f4 f6 29. Kf3 Rd7 30. a5 bxa5 31. Rxa5 Rc8 32. Rb5 Rd6 33. Rb7 Rb6 34. Rf7 Rf8 35. Rc7 Bd6 36. Rd7 Ra6 37. Bd4 Bb8 38. Bc5 Re8 39. Kg4 Ra2 40. h4 Rc8 41. b4 Ra3 42. h5 Rc3 43. Bd4 R3c7 44. Rxc7 Bxc7 45. Kf5 Bd6 46. b5 Rc1 47. b6 Bb8 48. Ke6 Rh1 49. Bc5  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2815) – Adams, Michael (2710) [A07]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (8.2), 2012-12-09
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. O-O Nd7 5. d3 e6 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. e4 Ne7 8. Re1 O-O 9. d4 a5 10. a4 Rc8 11. c3 Bh5 12. Qe2 Re8 13. Qf1 Bb8 14. b3 dxe4 15. Nxe4 Nd5 16. Bb2 e5 17. Ned2 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 exd4 19. Rxe8+ Qxe8 20. cxd4 Bd6 21. Re1 Qd8 22. Nc4 Bb4 23. Re2 N7f6 24. Qc1 Qc7 25. Kg2 Rd8 26. Qc2 h6 27. Ne3 Bf8 28. Nf5 Qd7 29. Re5 g6 30. Nh4 Bg7 31. Ba3 Nb4 32. Qe2 Qxd4 33. Re7 Rd7 34. Rxd7 Qxd7 35. Bxb4 axb4 36. Qd1 Nd5 37. Be2 Bf6 38. Nf3 Kg7 39. Qd2 Bc3 40. Qc2 Qg4 41. Qc1 Qe4 42. Qd1 Bf6 43. Bc4 Nb6 44. Bf1 Bc3 45. h3 Qe7 46. Bd3 Qe6 47. Bf1 Bf6 48. Qc2 Qd5 49. Bd3 Bc3 50. h4 Qe6 51. h5 g5 52. Bf5 Qd5 53. Be4 Qd6 54. Bd3 Qd5 55. Be4 Qd6 56. Bd3 Nd7 57. Bc4 Nf6 58. Qe2 b6 59. Nh2 b5 60. axb5 cxb5 61. Bxb5 Qd5+ 62. Kg1 Qxb3 63. Bc4 Qb1+ 64. Nf1 Qe1 65. Qxe1 Bxe1 66. Ne3 Ne4 67. Nf5+ Kf8 68. Nxh6 Bxf2+ 69. Kg2 Nd6 70. Bd3 Bd4 71. Nf5 Nxf5 72. Bxf5 Kg7 73. Bc2 g4 74. Bf5 b3 75. Bxg4 Kh6 76. Bf5 Kxh5 77. g4+ Kg5 78. Kf3 b2 79. Bb1 Be5 80. Bc2 Bd4 81. Bb1 Be5 82. Bc2 Bd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2775) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2760) [B90]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (8.3), 2012-12-09
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 h5 8. Bg5 Be6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. Nd5 Qd8 11. Nec3 Nd7 12. Bc4 g6 13. a4 Bh6 14. a5 Rc8 15. Ba2 O-O 16. O-O Kg7 17. b4 Rc6 18. Qd3 Qg5 19. Rfd1 Rfc8 20. Bb3 f5 21. exf5 gxf5 22. Ne2 f4 23. Ndxf4 Bxb3 24. h4 Qg4 25. f3 Bxc2 26. fxg4 Bxd3 27. Nxh5+ Kg8 28. Rxd3 Bf8 29. Kh2 Rc4 30. Kh3 Rxb4 31. Rf3 Rc2 32. Nc3 e4 33. Rg3 Rd2 34. Re1 d5 35. Nf4 Rbd4 36. Ncxd5 Rxd5 37. Nxd5 Rxd5 38. Rxe4 Rxa5 39. g5 Ra3 40. Re8 Rxg3+ 41. Kxg3 b5 42. Rd8 Nc5 43. Rb8 Kf7 44. g6+ Kg7 45. Kg4 b4 46. h5 b3 47. Kf5 Bd6 48. Rb4 a5 49. Rb6 a4 50. Rxd6 b2 51. Rb6 a3 52. Kg5 Ne4+ 53. Kf4 a2 54. Rb7+ Kf8 55. Rxb2 a1=Q 56. Rb8+ Ke7 57. Kxe4 Qe1+ 58. Kf3 Qc3+ 59. Kg4 Qd4+ 60. Kh3 Qd3+ 61. Kh4 Qe4+ 62. g4 Qe1+ 63. Kh3 Qe3+ 64. Kh4 Qe1+ 65. Kh3 Qe3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

McShane, Luke J (2713) – Polgar, Judit (2705) [A37]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (8.4), 2012-12-09
1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 c5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 b6 6. O-O Bb7 7. d3 Nf6 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bd2 d5 10. Qc1 Rc8 11. Rb1 Qd7 12. b3 d4 13. Nb5 h5 14. b4 cxb4 15. Bxb4 a6 16. Na3 Nxb4 17. Rxb4 Nd5 18. Rb3 Nc3 19. Qd2 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 h4 21. g4 b5 22. h3 O-O 23. cxb5 axb5 24. Nc2 Rc5 25. Ne1 Bf6 26. Ng2 Bg5 27. Qb2 Rfc8 28. Kh1 Qd6 29. Ra3 Na4 30. Rxa4 bxa4 31. Ne1 Rc1 32. Qb7 Rb8 33. Qa7 Bd2  0 – 1 (view game)

Adams, Michael (2710) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2795) [C67]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (9.1), 2012-12-10
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Nd5 Rxe1 12. Qxe1 b6 13. g3 Bb7 14. Bg2 c6 15. Ne3 Qe7 16. d3 Nf5 17. c3 d5 18. Bd2 Nxe3 19. Qxe3 Qxe3 20. Bxe3 Ba6 21. d4 Re8 22. a4 h6 23. h4 Bc8 24. b4 Bf5 25. a5 b5 26. Re1 g5 27. hxg5 hxg5 28. f3 Bd8 29. Kf2 Bc7 30. Bd2 Rxe1 31. Bxe1 f6 32. Bd2 Kg7 33. Bf1 a6 34. Be2 Kf7 35. Be3 Kg7 36. Bd2 Kf7 37. Be3 Kg7 38. Bd2 Kf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2848) – Anand, Viswanathan (2775) [C65]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (9.2), 2012-12-10
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 d6 6. Na4 Bb6 7. Nxb6 axb6 8. c3 Bd7 9. Ba4 Ne7 10. Bc2 Ng6 11. h3 O-O 12. O-O h6 13. Re1 Re8 14. d4 Bc6 15. dxe5 dxe5 16. Qxd8 Rexd8 17. g3 Nd7 18. Be3 Nc5 19. Nd2 Nf8 20. f3 Nfe6 21. h4 Bb5 22. a3 Rd7 23. b4 Nd3 24. Reb1 Ba4 25. Bxa4 Rxa4 26. Kf1 b5 27. Ke2 Ra6 28. h5 c5 29. bxc5 Ndxc5 30. Rxb5 Na4 31. Rc1 Rc7 32. Nb1 f6 33. c4 b6 34. Rd5 Nac5 35. Rc2 Rc6 36. Rb2 Kh7 37. Rb4 g6 38. hxg6+ Kxg6 39. Rd2 h5 40. Nc3 Rxa3 41. Nd5 Kf7 42. Nxb6 Nb3 43. Rd7+ Ke8 44. Rb7 Nbd4+ 45. Bxd4 Nxd4+ 46. Kd1 Kd8 47. Rd7+ Ke8 48. Rb7 Kd8 49. Nd5 Ra1+ 50. Kd2 Ra2+ 51. Rb2 Rxb2+ 52. Rxb2 Nxf3+ 53. Kd3 Ng5 54. Rb8+ Kd7 55. Rb7+ Kd6 56. Nxf6 Ra6 57. Ne8+ Kc5 58. Rc7+ Kb4 59. Rb7+ Kc5 60. Rc7+ Kb4 61. Rb7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Polgar, Judit (2705) – Aronian, Levon (2815) [C89]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (9.3), 2012-12-10
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qf6 15. Bxd5 cxd5 16. Bf4 Bxf4 17. Qxf4 d4 18. cxd4 Rad8 19. Nc3 Rxd4 20. Ne4 Bxe4 21. Qxf6 gxf6 22. Rxe4 Rxd3 23. a4 Rfd8 24. g3 R3d4 25. Rxd4 Rxd4 26. axb5 axb5 27. Re1 Rd2 28. b3 Rb2 29. Re3 Kg7 30. Rf3 f5 31. h3 Kf6 32. g4 Kg6 33. Rxf5 Rxb3 34. Kg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2760) – McShane, Luke J (2713) [D15]
4th London Chess Classic London ENG (9.4), 2012-12-10
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. c5 Nbd7 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. Qc2 Re8 10. Rd1 e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 Rxe5 13. e4 Bg4 14. f3 Bd7 15. Bf4 Re8 16. Na4 a5 17. Nb6 Ra6 18. Qf2 Be6 19. Bf1 Rxb6 20. cxb6 Qe7 21. Be3 Nd7 22. Bd4 dxe4 23. fxe4 Bxd4 24. Rxd4 Nxb6 25. b3 Nd7 26. Rad1 Ne5 27. h3 h5 28. Bg2 Kh7 29. Qf4 Bd7 30. Kh2 c5 31. Rd6 a4 32. R1d5 Kg7 33. Qxe5+  1 – 0 (view game)

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