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London Chess Classic Open Tournament

Robin van Kampen7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Hrant Melkumyan7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Jonathan Rowson7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Vladimir Hamitevici7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Jovanka Houska7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Kalle Kiik7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Jonathan Hawkins6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Mark Hebden6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Simon Kim Williams6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Avital Boruchovsky6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Peter T Roberson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Yang-Fan Zhou6/8(+6 -2 =0)[games]
Rafal Gunajew6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Tiger Hillarp Persson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Dmitry Schneider6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Richard G Pert5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
John Bartholomew5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Andres Guerrero Vargas5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[games]
Julian Zimmermann5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Daniel Sadzikowski5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
John R Richardson5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Petr Golubka5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Tom Weber5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Richard A Bates5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Frank Holzke5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Simon T Ansell5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
Mark Ferguson5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Keith Arkell5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
(236 players total; 207 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 803  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Zhou vs J Shepley 1-0432012London Chess Classic OpenB01 Scandinavian
2. W Rusek vs P Gregory  ½-½142012London Chess Classic OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. M Dydak vs P Roberson  0-1212012London Chess Classic OpenC18 French, Winawer
4. S Kojima vs D Casiot  1-0292012London Chess Classic OpenA95 Dutch, Stonewall
5. O Jeitz vs J Richardson  ½-½222012London Chess Classic OpenA20 English
6. B Kvisvik vs T Rogers  ½-½542012London Chess Classic OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. P Barasi vs T Moriuchi  0-1342012London Chess Classic OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. F Steil-Antoni vs J Chilton  1-0372012London Chess Classic OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
9. C A Gibson vs J Zimmermann  0-1362012London Chess Classic OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. J Kouchak vs M Szalontay  0-1282012London Chess Classic OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Hortillosa vs J Rudd  0-1272012London Chess Classic OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
12. B Arvola vs A Koch  1-0552012London Chess Classic OpenC45 Scotch Game
13. T Bermingham vs N Croad  0-1472012London Chess Classic OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M E Osborne vs W Phillips  1-0372012London Chess Classic OpenE92 King's Indian
15. L Dror vs P Tozer  0-1242012London Chess Classic OpenC11 French
16. D Coleman vs R Boger  ½-½162012London Chess Classic OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. R Pleininger vs B Szabo  0-1332012London Chess Classic OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. R Bates vs P Obiamiwe 1-0362012London Chess Classic OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
19. I Iyengar vs P Golubka  0-1422012London Chess Classic OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
20. L D'Costa vs A French  1-0502012London Chess Classic OpenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
21. C Kreuzer vs K Lee  0-1382012London Chess Classic OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. C Hanley vs Orison Carlile  1-0302012London Chess Classic OpenA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
23. H Ditmas vs Sarakauskas  0-1272012London Chess Classic OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. M Ferguson vs Martijn Pauw  1-0212012London Chess Classic OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. A Zymberi vs K Millward  1-0362012London Chess Classic OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  HeMateMe: Is Jovanka Housa a poster here at ChessGames? that name looks familiar.
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  WannaBe: You may be thinking of User: Joshka
Dec-07-12  waustad: The is is a very good start for the Ginger GM (Simon Williams). He's 7th highest rated but tied for the lead. I was a bit surprised by his quick draw in round 6 though. From what I recall they blitzed out most of the moves and were the first game done that I looked at.
Dec-07-12  notyetagm: They should allow the winner of the Open play with the big boys the next year. Then the Open would get some real upcoming players.

Melkumyan, for example, a student of Aronian, could not be doing much worse than Polgar is right now.

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  moronovich: <HeMateMe: Is Jovanka Housa a poster here at ChessGames? that name looks familiar.>

I think user <open defence> is Hosea.

Dec-08-12  joachimvhw: is kingscrusher playing?
Dec-08-12  waustad: I saw him commenting both here and on chessbomb during the Classic games, so I doubt it. Look for Tryfon Costas Gavriel in a crosstable. Only the top boards will be playing on electronic boards so we wouldn't see his games unless he's doing well.
Dec-08-12  waustad: Actually we are seeing a lot more games here than they broadcast live.
Dec-09-12  waustad: I just asked Kingscrusher on chessbomb and he isn't playing this year.
Dec-11-12  Refused: Nice tournament for Julian "Jule" Zimmermann. Didn't know he was playing in London.
Dec-11-12  waustad: 7/9 and tied for third. I wonder if that was good for a norm. That's a good result for Houska.
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  achieve: Great result from a "promising" young dutchman, Robin van Kampen, maybe on the verge of breaking through to the 2600 club?

I hope he will, and sort of get the deserved reward for all the time and energy invested. And talent, of course.

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