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London Chess Classic Tournament

Magnus Carlsen13(+3 -0 =4)[view games]
Vladimir Kramnik12(+3 -1 =3)[view games]
Michael Adams9(+1 -0 =6)[view games]
David Howell9(+1 -0 =6)[view games]
Luke McShane7(+2 -4 =1)[view games]
Hikaru Nakamura6(+0 -1 =6)[view games]
Ni Hua6(+1 -3 =3)[view games]
Nigel Short5(+0 -2 =5)[view games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Kramnik 1-043 2009 London Chess ClassicA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
2. McShane vs Short 1-0163 2009 London Chess ClassicC45 Scotch Game
3. Nakamura vs Ni Hua ½-½46 2009 London Chess ClassicD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. D Howell vs Adams ½-½45 2009 London Chess ClassicC45 Scotch Game
5. Adams vs Nakamura ½-½60 2009 London Chess ClassicC03 French, Tarrasch
6. Short vs D Howell ½-½44 2009 London Chess ClassicC42 Petrov Defense
7. Kramnik vs Ni Hua 1-048 2009 London Chess ClassicD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Carlsen vs McShane 1-061 2009 London Chess ClassicE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. D Howell vs Carlsen ½-½79 2009 London Chess ClassicB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. McShane vs Kramnik 0-136 2009 London Chess ClassicC24 Bishop's Opening
11. Nakamura vs Short ½-½43 2009 London Chess ClassicE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
12. Ni Hua vs Adams ½-½36 2009 London Chess ClassicC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
13. Short vs Ni Hua ½-½64 2009 London Chess ClassicC11 French
14. Kramnik vs Adams ½-½46 2009 London Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. McShane vs D Howell ½-½40 2009 London Chess ClassicA15 English
16. Carlsen vs Nakamura ½-½45 2009 London Chess ClassicD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. D Howell vs Kramnik ½-½53 2009 London Chess ClassicC42 Petrov Defense
18. Ni Hua vs Carlsen 0-142 2009 London Chess ClassicB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Nakamura vs McShane 0-155 2009 London Chess ClassicE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. Adams vs Short ½-½43 2009 London Chess ClassicC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. McShane vs Ni Hua 0-180 2009 London Chess ClassicC07 French, Tarrasch
22. D Howell vs Nakamura ½-½41 2009 London Chess ClassicC03 French, Tarrasch
23. Kramnik vs Short 1-040 2009 London Chess ClassicD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
24. Carlsen vs Adams ½-½61 2009 London Chess ClassicE46 Nimzo-Indian
25. Short vs Carlsen ½-½71 2009 London Chess ClassicB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
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Dec-16-09  Mr. Bojangles: <I would say the strangling of Kramnik in round one qualifies as brilliant.>

And McShane's play against Naka isn't?

Dec-16-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevinatcausa: It may also just have been that they didn't want to award the brilliancy prize and the tournament's top payout to the same person (i.e. Carlsen-Kramnik would have won the brilliancy award if Kramnik had won in the last round and taken top prize in the tournament).
Dec-16-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: At least we see that Carlsen has yet to take on one facet of Kasparov's style. Had this happened to Kasparov, he would have screamed to high heaven.
Dec-16-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  rogge: He'll have to work on that.
Dec-16-09  Mr. Bojangles: <At least we see that Carlsen has yet to take on one facet of Kasparov's style.>

I wouldn't hold my breath; the kid has already taken after Kasparov with piece-move controversies a la Tal blitz.

Both master and student have integrity issues.

Dec-16-09  tenroke: rogge:
LOL.
Dec-16-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: When Carlsen replaces OJ with gaudy watches, then the transformation will be complete :=)
Dec-16-09  Ezzy: It wont be the last time I say this, but - Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen for winning the London Chess Classic.

Looks like he's first in line for the chess oscar I think. This year he's achieved one of the highest tournament performances of all time and the youngest ever person to reach the number 1 position in the world rankings. WOW!! WOW!! and triple WOW!!

It's been a history making year for Magnus. How could he not win the chess oscar.

Can't wait to see what the year ahead is going to bring. Great times to be a chess fan.

Dec-17-09  Atking: Thanks <Eyal> for that answer. I was interested by your approach. My point of view differs a little. To say Kf8 is a computer move (It seems it was for you) I suspect that Steinitz at his best was able to play such "excentric" move which is connected to b3 and the control of the d1 square (After all the d file control was the price of the a4 pawn). I still have the impression that Kramnik could have played it as he gave the pawn on the purpose of d1 but Carlsen never suspect such possibility (Quite subjective of course). In other hand Kramnik didn't suspect he should have force himself to this level (My lazy theory) that your first paragraph may explain too. Kramnik won when he got an advantage. He never force himself as Carlsen does in equal position. But as matter of chess understanding I still have the feeling that Kramnik (And probably Anand) have the lead. Indeed a little lead that the young and beautifull fighting spirit of Carlsen could overreach.
Dec-18-09  siamesedream: The European Rapid Championship 2009 will take place on the 19th and 20th of December in Warsaw:

http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

Participants:

http://www.chessvibes.com/tabellen/...

Dec-18-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Rolfo: <The European Rapid Championship 2009 will take place on the 19th and 20th of December in Warsaw:

http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

Participants:

http://www.chessvibes.com/tabellen/...
>
Where is slomarko? Expecting excellent live commentary from him ..

Dec-18-09  AuN1: malakhov is my dark horse favorite.
Dec-18-09  Hovik2009: Malakhov is not a black horse, he is a white dude, and he will win this tournament.

Gashimov and Movsessian are good but not in rapids, Chucky is unpredictable than ever, maybe a homeboy Polish GM will share the price with Malakhov, cross my fingers I hope...

Dec-18-09  turbo231: Nakamura should play in that Blitz tournament, he's a fairly good Blitz player.
Dec-18-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  parisattack: <Ezzy: It wont be the last time I say this, but - Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen for winning the London Chess Classic. Looks like he's first in line for the chess oscar I think. This year he's achieved one of the highest tournament performances of all time and the youngest ever person to reach the number 1 position in the world rankings. WOW!! WOW!! and triple WOW!!

It's been a history making year for Magnus. How could he not win the chess oscar.

Can't wait to see what the year ahead is going to bring. Great times to be a chess fan.>

Lordy only knows how high he can go! He'll be the first of the true computer-era world champs. No disernable style, just strong moves.

Dec-19-09  siamesedream: <Nakamura should play in that Blitz tournament, he's a fairly good Blitz player.> Japan is not European country.
Dec-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Rolfo: ..and it is rapid (25 minutes or so), not blitz
Dec-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Octavia: <<Nakamura should play in that Blitz tournament, he's a fairly good Blitz player.> Japan is not European country.> and its not in the USA either, not yet! lol
Dec-19-09  Red October: Drawkamura!!!!!
Dec-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  rogge: Nokamera!!!
Dec-19-09  siamesedream: After 8 rounds:

1. Malakhov - 8

2-8. Stupak, Dreev, Krasenkow, Rozentalis, Bartel, Zherebukh, Aleksandrov - 7

9-30. (among the others) Gashimov, Ivanchuk, Movsesian, Shirov, SoŠko Bartosz - 6,5

Last 5 rounds tomorrow.

Dec-19-09  Blunderdome: It's 15+10
Dec-20-09  returnoftheking: R 12 Malakhov still leading with half a point.
Movsesian 9,5, Ivanchuk, Gashimov and others on 9.
Dec-20-09  siamesedream: Malakhov won European Rapid Championship 2009 with 11,5/13.

2nd: Ivanchuk 11

http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

Dec-21-09  AuN1: < AuN1: malakhov is my dark horse favorite>

oh yeah; this guy knew what he was talking about.

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