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🏆 London Chess Classic (2009)

Player: Nigel Short

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. McShane vs Short 1-01632009London Chess ClassicC45 Scotch Game
2. Short vs D Howell ½-½442009London Chess ClassicC42 Petrov Defense
3. Nakamura vs Short ½-½432009London Chess ClassicE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
4. Short vs Ni Hua ½-½642009London Chess ClassicC11 French
5. Adams vs Short ½-½432009London Chess ClassicC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. Kramnik vs Short 1-0402009London Chess ClassicD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. Short vs Carlsen ½-½712009London 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
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  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
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  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  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
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  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
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  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  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
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  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
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  siamesedream: <Nakamura should play in that Blitz tournament, he's a fairly good Blitz player.> Japan is not European country.
Dec-19-09  Rolfo: ..and it is rapid (25 minutes or so), not blitz
Dec-19-09
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  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  rogge: Nokamera!!!
Dec-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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  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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