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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
London Chess Classic Tournament

Wesley So6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Fabiano Caruana5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Viswanathan Anand5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Anish Giri4.5/9(+0 -0 =9)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Levon Aronian4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Michael Adams4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Veselin Topalov2/9(+1 -6 =2)[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, was the fourth and final leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2016. The format was a ten-player round-robin including eight of the current top ten players in the world. The field featured 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 was $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 received 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) would 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 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri ½-½242016London Chess ClassicB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Caruana vs Anand ½-½442016London Chess ClassicA21 English
3. Kramnik vs Aronian ½-½322016London Chess ClassicA14 English
4. A Giri vs Nakamura ½-½432016London Chess ClassicA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. Adams vs A Giri ½-½622016London Chess ClassicB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. Caruana vs Kramnik ½-½462016London Chess ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
7. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov ½-½442016London Chess ClassicC67 Ruy Lopez
8. Aronian vs W So ½-½372016London Chess ClassicA34 English, Symmetrical
9. Caruana vs Aronian ½-½312016London Chess ClassicC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Anand vs Adams ½-½322016London Chess ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
11. A Giri vs W So ½-½562016London Chess ClassicD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½612016London Chess ClassicA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. Nakamura vs Kramnik ½-½612016London Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Aronian vs A Giri ½-½202016London Chess ClassicD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
15. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana ½-½342016London Chess ClassicC42 Petrov Defense
16. W So vs Anand ½-½302016London Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Kramnik vs Adams ½-½392016London Chess ClassicD05 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Anand vs A Giri ½-½372016London Chess ClassicB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. A Giri vs Topalov ½-½672016London Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Adams vs Caruana ½-½462016London Chess ClassicA37 English, Symmetrical
21. W So vs Kramnik ½-½362016London Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Aronian vs Anand ½-½302016London Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Adams ½-½532016London Chess ClassicC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
24. Kramnik vs A Giri ½-½462016London Chess ClassicB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
25. Caruana vs W So ½-½372016London Chess ClassicC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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