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London Chess Classic (Tiebreaks) (2017)

Played in London, England 11 December 2017, to break the tie for first place at London Chess Classic (2017), which was the fifth and final leg of the Grand Chess Tour. Official site: http://www.londonchessclassic.com/. After three draws, Caruana won the fourth game. He was rewarded with 12 Grand Chess Tour points - Nepomniachtchi got 10. Both got $62,500 in prize money.

Official Grand Chess Tour site: https://grandchesstour.org/2017-gra...

 page 1 of 1; 4 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nepomniachtchi vs Caruana  ½-½632017London Chess Classic (Tiebreaks)A07 King's Indian Attack
2. Caruana vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½322017London Chess Classic (Tiebreaks)A07 King's Indian Attack
3. I Nepomniachtchi vs Caruana ½-½672017London Chess Classic (Tiebreaks)A05 Reti Opening
4. Caruana vs I Nepomniachtchi 1-0662017London Chess Classic (Tiebreaks)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-12-17  zanzibar: Fab's tweet after winning:

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Really tough final day at the London Chess Classic; thrilled to have fought well and clinched my first London title. Kudos to Ian on an excellent tournament and Magnus on winning the Grand Chess Tour.

>

https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana/...

But is it true, both qualifying players for the tiebreak split the prize money equally?

Hmmm....

Dec-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <z> http://www.londonchessclassic.com/d... :

<5. The playoff shall determine the winner of the Event and the allocation of the Event level GCT points. The playoff shall not affect the distribution of the Event level prize money which shall be divided evenly amongst all players involved in the tie for first place.>

Btw, games 3 & 4 were 5 + 3 Blitz.

Dec-13-17  zanzibar: Thanks <Tab> for that info.

I think it's a bit exceptional. I'm curious, was this the case for all GCT tournaments?

(I might investigate later - but if someone knows off the top of their head...)

Dec-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <was this the case for all GCT tournaments?> Yes, the link is the rule for all GCT events 2017. This links to same:

http://grandchesstour.org/sites/def...

Dec-13-17  SirRuthless: Weren't these blitz games? 2*10+2 and 2*5+2?
Dec-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://www.fide.com/component/handb... : 10+2 is Rapid per FIDEs definition. 10+0 = Blitz.

See regulations link: they played 2 x 10+5 (Rapid) and 2 x 5+3 (Blitz).

Dec-13-17  zanzibar: <Tab> gg - thanks.
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