Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

London Chess Classic Open Tournament

Jon Ludvig Hammer7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Boris Grachev7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Tigran Gharamian7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Mateusz Bartel7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Viorel Iordachescu7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Neil R McDonald7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Vladislav Nevednichy6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Sabino Brunello6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Mark Hebden6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Raja Panjwani6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Jahongir Vakhidov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Aleksander Petkov Delchev6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Robin van Kampen6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Benjamin Bok6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Sundar M Shyam6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Jonathan Hawkins6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ziaur Rahman6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Dronavalli Harika6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Yang-Fan Zhou6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Frode Elsness6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Keith Arkell6/8(+6 -2 =0)[games]
Kalle Kiik6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Justin Sarkar6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Jovanka Houska6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
John J Cox6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Eesha Karavade6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Simon T Ansell6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexey Slavin6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
* (189 players total; 160 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
London Chess Classic Open (2013)

The 5th London Chess Classic Open was a 9-round Swiss played in the East Hall of the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London, 7-15 December 2013. There was no rest day, but no double rounds either. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. The first prize was 2,500. Tournament organizer and chief arbiter: Sean D Hewitt.

The winner was Jon Ludvig Hammer with 7.5/9.

Official site:
Norsk Sjakkblad, 2014 no. 1, pp. 4-7:

Previous: London Chess Classic Open (2012). Next: London Chess Classic (Open) (2014)

 page 8 of 8; games 176-185 of 185  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
176. C Crouch vs A Compton  ½-½712013London Chess Classic OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
177. S Franklin vs P K Wells  ½-½242013London Chess Classic OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
178. S Brunello vs R van Kampen  ½-½322013London Chess Classic OpenC41 Philidor Defense
179. G Buchicchio vs J Cox  ½-½422013London Chess Classic OpenC45 Scotch Game
180. Z Rahman vs A Slavin  ½-½442013London Chess Classic OpenA04 Reti Opening
181. A Longson vs S Williams  ½-½802013London Chess Classic OpenB30 Sicilian
182. D Guthrie vs D H Fernandez  ½-½632013London Chess Classic OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
183. F M Semprun Martinez vs A Summerscale  ½-½1012013London Chess Classic OpenC11 French
184. M Josse vs B F Maryasin  ½-½242013London Chess Classic OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
185. I Kretov vs T I Bratteteig  ½-½482013London Chess Classic OpenA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
 page 8 of 8; games 176-185 of 185  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Dec-10-13  kevinatcausa: Guess the organizers sort of lucked out that there was a nice clean cut after 4 rounds: The people who went 4/4 made the Classic, the people who didn't stay in the Open.
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: My good friend Alecos Ethelontis is on 3/4 in the FIDE Open - he managed to defeat IM Collin Crouch yesterday. I hope to video annotate the game soon.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Who is the "Mondo" referred to in the posts above, and on the preceding page?
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <H#M> Raymond Keene
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Oh, ok. Tx, whiteshark. I looked at that Winters article, and noticed that one of my favorite books, the Lou Hays Combinations! book is accused of stealing a bunch of Fred Reinfield combos.

Can one really copywright 3-move chess combinations? I don't think so. The material is too broad based, and repetitive in all of chess. This is like saying all three chord blues progressions in rock music are "stealing" from John Lee Hooker (and, whoever he stole it from), and demanding financial damages.

However, cut and pasting whole chunks of analysis and notes from other materials in print is certainly plagiarism unless only bits of it are repetitive, and the author has clearly done some work on his/her own. Not sure if this applies to Keene or not.

Dec-11-13  virginmind: Istratescu appears a rare case of late blossoming (he is 38), peaking at 2670 in the latest Elo list. In the past 10 years or so he has proven consistency, maintaining around 2620-2650 Elo. Of Romanian origin, he represents France since a few years.
Premium Chessgames Member
  nok: You answered your own question. It's well-known in the inner circles that moving from Greece and eastern Europe to the West bags you about 100 Elo.
Premium Chessgames Member
  nok: <Not sure if this applies to Keene or not.> You gotta be kidding me.
Dec-11-13  siamesedream: Live broadcast:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: I'm watching the opening ceremony and marvelling at how much good has been done for chess charities by so many top players - brilliant!

I'm also wondering what happened to England's reputation for creating wonderful formal events: there's too much fumbling around, reading from scripts, rejigging where people are standing etc.

I would love to see a raised stage for the event and opening ceremony, a lectern, spotlights for the musician, etc.

But heh! Let the games begin!

Dec-11-13  cbpatzer: Komodo, Stockfish live analysis of the games of LCC
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: nok: <Not sure if this applies to Keene or not.> You gotta be kidding me.

I've heard rumours, of course, but I don't follow chess in such minutiae that I know who is accused of doing what to which book or magazine article(s).

Is it the openings books, specifically, where Keene has been accused of borrowing from other chess authors?

Doesn't every "encyclopedia" of openings have to use the published theory that came before?

Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: <However, cut and pasting whole chunks of analysis and notes from other materials in print is certainly plagiarism unless only bits of it are repetitive, and the author has clearly done some work on his/her own. Not sure if this applies to Keene or not.>

when doing books on theory and presenting current/recent analysis, which of course by very nature will include contributions by many others, as well as significant games played in relevant lines, all the author has to do is quote the source! This gives credit to the one who did the analysis. And if i was compiling an opening manual of this nature, i would certainly quote the name of the one who did the analysis so that the reader will know the relative level / quality / trustworthiness of the work AND have some hint as to how the position should be handled, and the way the continuation should be played based on the style of the one who suggests the line! Sometimes knowing the analyst (whether postal, OTB, superGM, theoretical analyst, etc) can be as helpful as the line itself. In my view, to NOT provide this information is like leaving out the original source references in a research paper or some such scholarly work, and lowers the quality of the book being written.

Dec-11-13  Rascal Nikov: what is happening in London ?
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Silver rain is falling down, upon the dirty ground.
Dec-11-13  RedShield: <what is happening in London ?>

A shambles. If this was happening in a Third World country, I'd be spitting chips.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Me too <RedShield>. We're in intermission before round 2 starts at 1800 London time <Rascal Nikov>. Does anyone know the Short-Howell result? Stockfish analyses final position as 0.38 but gives result as 1-0
Dec-11-13  fgh: <Doesn't every "encyclopedia" of openings have to use the published theory that came before?>

Chess moves are not copyrighted, but analyses are. "e4 e5" is not. "I played e4 e5" is.

Dec-11-13  RedShield: Short-Howell was drawn. Technical glitches aside, they have to abandon the practice of inviting in the players to analyse their games whilst other games are continuing. It's bad enough during classical events, but in rapids it's just spoiling the coverage.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Agreed, and thanks.
Dec-11-13  The Rocket: How does this work? Is the London chess classics rapid for the top guns, and a slow chess qualification tournament for the others?
Dec-11-13  cbpatzer: Actually the only place with all moves updated was and Short - Howell is draw (not win for white as reported elsewhere)
Dec-11-13  Kinghunt: Anand ultimately defeated McShane, but after getting an objectively lost position. This win can't have done much for his morale.
Dec-11-13  iamsheaf: how many rounds per day?
Dec-11-13  iamsheaf: <Anand ultimately defeated McShane, but after getting an objectively lost position. This win can't have done much for his morale.> Is it? Strange when this happens to Magnus it doesn't seem to affect his morale, does it?
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 5)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific tournament only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC