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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
London Chess Classic Open Tournament

Robin van Kampen7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Hrant Melkumyan7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Vladimir Hamitevici7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Jovanka Houska7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Kalle Kiik7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Jonathan Rowson7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Simon Kim Williams6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Avital Boruchovsky6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Mark Hebden6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Jonathan Hawkins6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Dmitry Schneider6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Rafal Gunajew6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Tiger Hillarp Persson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Peter T Roberson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Yang-Fan Zhou6/8(+6 -2 =0)[games]
Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
John Bartholomew5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Tom Weber5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Julian Zimmermann5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Andres Guerrero Vargas5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[games]
Daniel Sadzikowski5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Richard A Bates5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Richard G Pert5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
John R Richardson5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Petr Golubka5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Frank Holzke5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Gediminas Sarakauskas5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Keith Arkell5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
Raul-Ionut Luncasu5/7(+5 -2 =0)[games]
(236 players total; 207 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 263  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Kazmierczak vs Raul-Ionut Luncasu  0-1322012London Chess Classic OpenB54 Sicilian
2. J McDonnell vs J Jackson  0-1412012London Chess Classic OpenB33 Sicilian
3. W Hajenius vs R Black  0-1322012London Chess Classic OpenB07 Pirc
4. C Tortolero vs R Britton  0-1362012London Chess Classic OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. E O'Molloy vs N Berry  0-1242012London Chess Classic OpenC41 Philidor Defense
6. C Hoekstra vs J Stachanczyk  0-1492012London Chess Classic OpenB20 Sicilian
7. P Vachtfeidl vs D J Ledger  0-1272012London Chess Classic OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
8. I Matthew vs P Dukaczewski  0-1272012London Chess Classic OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
9. T Bermingham vs N Croad  0-1472012London Chess Classic OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Hortillosa vs J Rudd  0-1272012London Chess Classic OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. J Kouchak vs M Szalontay  0-1282012London Chess Classic OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. C A Gibson vs J Zimmermann  0-1362012London Chess Classic OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
13. P Barasi vs T Moriuchi  0-1342012London Chess Classic OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A G Jakobsen vs J I M Grant  0-1322012London Chess Classic OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
15. M Veznik vs M N Anderton  0-1462012London Chess Classic OpenA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
16. A B Gikas vs J Mehringer  0-1352012London Chess Classic OpenC57 Two Knights
17. J Altman vs J Friedland  0-1322012London Chess Classic OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. T Lie vs V Rumsey  0-1572012London Chess Classic OpenE15 Queen's Indian
19. R Kroezen vs A Ethelontis  0-1562012London Chess Classic OpenC02 French, Advance
20. A Gupta vs N Moloney  0-1422012London Chess Classic OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
21. L Dror vs P Tozer  0-1242012London Chess Classic OpenC11 French
22. E Kalerwa vs A Jaunooby 0-1252012London Chess Classic OpenA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
23. P K Rallabandi vs Anna Kantane  0-1332012London Chess Classic OpenC45 Scotch Game
24. L Cotter vs S Spivack  0-1392012London Chess Classic OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
25. J Parry vs P Wallace  0-1282012London Chess Classic OpenE90 King's Indian
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 263  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Is Jovanka Housa a poster here at ChessGames? that name looks familiar.
Dec-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Dec-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Dec-13-12  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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