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London Chess Classic (Group D) Tournament

Fabiano Caruana16(+5 -0 =1)[games]
Nigel Short10(+3 -2 =1)[games]
David Howell5(+1 -3 =2)[games]
Emil Davidovich Sutovsky3(+1 -5 =0)[games] Chess Event Description
London Chess Classic (Group D) (2013)

Played in Kensington, London, England 11-13 December 2013. The two best players from each of four groups (A, B, C, D (Caruana and Short)) advanced to the London Chess Classic (Knockout) (2013). Official site:

See also London Chess Classic (Group A) (2013), London Chess Classic (Group B) (2013), London Chess Classic (Group C) (2013), and the London Chess Classic Open (2013).

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Caruana vs Sutovsky 1-0302013London Chess Classic (Group D)A48 King's Indian
2. Short vs D Howell  ½-½602013London Chess Classic (Group D)B10 Caro-Kann
3. Short vs Caruana 0-1262013London Chess Classic (Group D)A00 Uncommon Opening
4. D Howell vs Sutovsky  1-0512013London Chess Classic (Group D)A36 English
5. Sutovsky vs Caruana 0-1342013London Chess Classic (Group D)C07 French, Tarrasch
6. D Howell vs Short  0-1482013London Chess Classic (Group D)C45 Scotch Game
7. Sutovsky vs Short 0-1412013London Chess Classic (Group D)C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
8. Caruana vs D Howell  ½-½1262013London Chess Classic (Group D)A07 King's Indian Attack
9. D Howell vs Caruana  0-1522013London Chess Classic (Group D)A14 English
10. Short vs Sutovsky 1-0322013London Chess Classic (Group D)C53 Giuoco Piano
11. Caruana vs Short 1-0452013London Chess Classic (Group D)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. Sutovsky vs D Howell  1-0322013London Chess Classic (Group D)C67 Ruy Lopez
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  Penguincw: First. ;) An interesting tournament here, with currently half the games ending in 0-1.
Dec-12-13  notyetagm: Sutovsky vs Caruana, 2013

Comment in the forum for this game:

<Happes: But seriously, to get THIS pos after 20 moves in a French with Black against a 2650 is quite remarkable...>

20 ... ♗c8-b7

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<-2.9 21. a4 Ne7 22. Ra1 Neg6 23. axb5 axb5 24. Rxa8 Bxa8 25. Ra1 Bxf3 26. Bxf3 Nh4 27. Ba8 Rc8 28. c3 d3 29. Ra6 e4 30. Nxe4 fxe4 31. Bxe4 Ne2+ 32. Kf1 Qh2 33. Bxd3 Nf4

-3.01 21. Nh4 Ne7 22. Rfe1 Rad8 23. Nh5 Ned5 24. Nxf4 Nxf4 25. Rc1 Bd5 26. a4 bxa4 27. Bxa6 g5 28. Nf3 Bxf3 29. gxf3 Nxh3+ 30. Kh2

-3.13 21. h4 Rad8 22. h5 Na5 23. a3 Nxe2+ 24. Qxe2 Nc4 25. b4 Nxa3 26. Nxe5 f4 27. Ng6 Rde8 28. Nxf8 Rxe2 29. Nxe2 Kxf8 30. Nxd4

-3.23 21. Rfe1 Rad8 22. Nh4 d3 23. cxd3 Nd4 24. Qe3 g5 25. Rc1 Qd6 26. Nf3 Ndxe2+ 27. Nxe2 Nxd3

<<<Stockfish DD 64 SSE4.2>>>, 15.48 sec, depth 17>

Dec-12-13  waustad: I'm sorry to see Sutovsky getting crushed, but he is pretty clearly in the just below super GM class, even though he plays a lot of delightful attacks. At least his games are usually fun to watch, since his muse is more like Tal or Nezhmetdinov.
Dec-13-13  Octavia: fourth! its great to see the games life.
Dec-13-13  csmath: Sutovsky lost 5th game in a row. Howell dropped a rook and a game with Caruana in a really bad display.
Dec-13-13  csmath: Now Short is also losing to Caruana.
Dec-13-13  notyetagm: <csmath: Now Short is also losing to Caruana.>

Caruana vs Short 1-0

Dec-13-13  MarkFinan: What format is this competition? Is it like the football world cup where the top two go through and play in a knockout until two men are left sitting? Good to see an Englishman doing okay too, even if there are "weak" players in this group.

Or weak players in comparison to the WCC we just watched, but at least there are more blunders, and therefore more to enjoy imo. ✌

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