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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
London Chess Classic Tournament

Wesley So6/9(+3 -0 =6)[view games]
Fabiano Caruana5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[view games]
Viswanathan Anand5/9(+2 -1 =6)[view games]
Vladimir Kramnik5/9(+1 -0 =8)[view games]
Hikaru Nakamura5/9(+3 -2 =4)[view games]
Anish Giri4.5/9(+0 -0 =9)[view games]
Michael Adams4/9(+1 -2 =6)[view games]
Levon Aronian4/9(+1 -2 =6)[view games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave4/9(+1 -2 =6)[view games]
Veselin Topalov2/9(+1 -6 =2)[view games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
London Chess Classic (2016)

The London Chess Classic, held from December 9th to 18th at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London, is the fourth and final leg of the Grand Chess Tour. The format is a ten-player round-robin including eight of the current top ten players in the world. The field features Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and wild card Mickey Adams.

The prize fund is $300,000 (about €280,000) with a first prize of $75,000, plus another $100,000 and $50,000 respectively for the top two in the overall 2016 Grand Chess Tour standings. Players receive 120 minutes to make 40 moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game with an additional 30 seconds added per move starting from move 41. In the event of a tie for first, tiebreak matches (25 mins + 5 seconds) will be played, beginning 30 minutes after the end of the last classical game. (1)

Official site: http://www.londonchessclassic.com

(1) chess24: London Chess Classic: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri ½-½24 2016 London Chess ClassicB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Nakamura vs W So 0-129 2016 London Chess ClassicD85 Grunfeld
3. Caruana vs Anand ½-½44 2016 London Chess ClassicA21 English
4. Kramnik vs Topalov 1-028 2016 London Chess ClassicD77 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O
5. Aronian vs Adams 1-041 2016 London Chess ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
6. A Giri vs Nakamura ½-½43 2016 London Chess ClassicA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. Topalov vs Caruana 0-138 2016 London Chess ClassicC02 French, Advance
8. W So vs Adams 1-040 2016 London Chess ClassicE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave 1-033 2016 London Chess ClassicB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Kramnik vs Aronian ½-½32 2016 London Chess ClassicA14 English
11. Adams vs A Giri ½-½62 2016 London Chess ClassicB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. Nakamura vs Anand 1-043 2016 London Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Caruana vs Kramnik ½-½46 2016 London Chess ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
14. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov ½-½44 2016 London Chess ClassicC67 Ruy Lopez
15. Aronian vs W So ½-½37 2016 London Chess ClassicA34 English, Symmetrical
16. Caruana vs Aronian ½-½31 2016 London Chess ClassicC77 Ruy Lopez
17. Anand vs Adams ½-½32 2016 London Chess ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
18. A Giri vs W So ½-½56 2016 London Chess ClassicD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Topalov vs Nakamura 0-153 2016 London Chess ClassicB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½61 2016 London Chess ClassicA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
21. Nakamura vs Kramnik ½-½61 2016 London Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Adams vs Topalov 1-033 2016 London Chess ClassicC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
23. Aronian vs A Giri ½-½20 2016 London Chess ClassicD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
24. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana ½-½34 2016 London Chess ClassicC42 Petrov Defense
25. W So vs Anand ½-½30 2016 London Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-25-16  Nina Myers: So drawing jokes aren't funny? Think again!
Dec-25-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <morfishine: <not not> Your jokes about Giri drawing are not funny, never were funny and never will be funny Obnoxious yes, funny no>

The jury is till out.

It may be a split decission .

Merry Christmas to all.

Dec-25-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tuttifrutty: <perfidious: Incurable and annoying idiocy from <tolengoof>'s latest incarnation is more what I had in mind.>

Your mind???? Hmmmmm, the world would be a better place without it.

Dec-25-16  activechess55:

Agreed. These draw-jokes aren't funny. Because they're HALF-funny!

Dec-25-16  KabutoKoji: Why is there no mention of this tournament on the FIDE website? hmmmmmm
Dec-25-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jambow: <What a good reply dear <Jambow>, and now I see very well your point, indeed I appreciate that. You know, simply I'm just another friend of you>

Thank you and welcome friend, can't have enough of those.

Dec-26-16  chessalem: <Wesley to reach 3OOO >

That's just half of the journey- that day would be when he reach calvary.

he will be crucified- that's 3100...

only to rise again- that's the day when he'll top Stockfish, Komodo and Houdini in a tourney.

He's had a lot of time ..he's only 23..give him seven more years to fulfill his destiny.

Dec-26-16  chessalem: wow! nice avatar tuttifrutty!
Dec-26-16  frogbert: <perfidious>: in order for «rating inflation» to continue, the number of players in the rating pool need to continue increasing. Have you watched the number of 2700+ players the last 2-3 years?
Dec-26-16  chessalem: <Wesley to reach 3OOO ( or even 2900)>

https://ratings.fide.com/calculator...

Wesley needs to win 25 more games against players above 2750 ...

drawing against these players would only delay and stall but would not prevent the inevitable.

Dec-26-16  cream: <<Wesley to reach 3OOO ( or even 2900)>

https://ratings.fide.com/calculator...

Wesley needs to win 25 more games against players above 2750 ...

drawing against these players would only delay and stall but would not prevent the inevitable.>

I agree, Wesley is just "feeling" how these players react to his engine like moves, soon he will make them his favorite snacks.

Dec-26-16  cream: <in order for «rating inflation» to continue, the number of players in the rating pool need to continue increasing. Have you watched the number of 2700+ players the last 2-3 years?>

There is no rating inflation.

Dec-26-16  frogbert: There has been notable <systemic> rating inflation, but much less than people using flawed methods have reported (reports that have been endlessly repeated by people who follow leaders instead of watching their parkin' meters).

Merry Christmas!

Dec-26-16  Clemens Scheitz: No inflation, little inflation, some inflation, lots of inflation,...take your pick, but a human reaching 3000 at the end of 2018 ...I don't think so.
Dec-26-16  john barleycorn: <Clemens Scheitz: No inflation, little inflation, some inflation, lots of inflation,...take your pick, but a human reaching 3000 at the end of 2018 ...I don't think so.>

The talk is not about a human but "the chess messiah"

Dec-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tuttifrutty: <wow! nice avatar tuttifrutty!>

Thanks, my avatar is symbolic to the great toktorook we all witnessed the expose' of a wannabe journalist aka coffee maker/xerox copy machine expert.

<Look out, all. During the next Holiday Present Hunt, we may be called upon to remember the moment when twenty-one equaled (22).>

Least I be mistaken, I remember the time when I wasn't the one who begged for lose change on his journey to spread moral intelligence....and quest for truth...

Don't let the cat starve to death...remember, there are humane societies in every exit on Highway 5 and 101. :-)

< frogbert: in order for «rating inflation» to continue, the number of players in the rating pool need to continue increasing. Have you watched the number of 2700+ players the last 2-3 years?>

Nope...I told you all along, there's no rating inflation.

Dec-26-16  john barleycorn: <tuttifrutty: <wow! nice avatar tuttifrutty!>

Thanks, my avatar is symbolic to the great toktorook we all witnessed the expose' of a wannabe journalist aka coffee maker/xerox copy machine expert.

<Look out, all. During the next Holiday Present Hunt, we may be called upon to remember the moment when twenty-one equaled (22).>

Least I be mistaken, I remember the time when I wasn't the one who begged for lose change on his journey to spread moral intelligence....and quest for truth...>

Never mind what the others say. For me you are definitely in the upper 95% of the posters here. Not like the magniloquent but useless journalist.

Dec-26-16  not not: Giri jokes ain't funny.

Giri wining - that's funny!

Dec-26-16  john barleycorn: <not not: Giri jokes ain't funny. >

Jokes???? It is the truth told.

Dec-29-16  pajaste: Chess repoter:"Too bad there are no spectacular draws, you'd be featured regularly!" A.Giri:"Well, that depends entirely of your half a point of view".
Dec-29-16  WorstPlayerEver: "Chess doesn't play a decisive role in my life."
Dec-30-16  not not: Check.. And perpetual!
Jan-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  bondll: <tutti-frutty> Least I be mistaken -> Lest I be mistaken
Jan-01-17  1971: <check..and perpetual> ahahaha
Jan-05-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: ∞

<perfidious: Incurable and annoying idiocy from <tolengoof>'s latest incarnation is more what I had in mind.>

Which one? There are at least three of him in the room.

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