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London Chess Classic Open Tournament

Hrant Melkumyan7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Robin van Kampen7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Jonathan Rowson7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Vladimir Hamitevici7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Kalle Kiik7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Yang-Fan Zhou7/9(+7 -2 =0)[games]
Jovanka Houska7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Mark Hebden6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Frank Holzke6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Simon Kim Williams6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Jonathan Hawkins6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Daniel Sadzikowski6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Avital Boruchovsky6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
John Bartholomew6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Craig A Hanley6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Mark Ferguson6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Eirik T Gullaksen6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Tom Weber6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Richard A Bates6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Andres Guerrero Vargas6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Tiger Hillarp Persson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Dmitry Schneider6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Keith Arkell6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Petr Golubka6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Lorin A R D'Costa6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Gediminas Sarakauskas6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Thomas E Rendle6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Simon T Ansell6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Peter T Roberson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Shinya Kojima6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Brede Kvisvik4.5/7(+4 -2 =1)[games]
* (236 players total; 204 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
London Chess Classic Open (2012)

The 4th London Chess Classic Open was a 9-round Swiss played in the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London, 1-9 December 2012. No rest day, and no double rounds. 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.

Hrant Melkumyan and Robin van Kampen shared first with 7.5/9.

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 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 803  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Johansson vs H Melkumyan  0-1252012London Chess Classic OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
2. J Rowson vs C Steevensz 1-0172012London Chess Classic OpenE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
3. T Seymour vs Van Kampen  0-1342012London Chess Classic OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
4. M Hebden vs A Compton  1-0402012London Chess Classic OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Takahashi vs T Hillarp Persson  0-1512012London Chess Classic OpenE91 King's Indian
6. B Gundavaa vs R Cannon  1-0452012London Chess Classic OpenC00 French Defense
7. P Duncan vs F Holzke  ½-½642012London Chess Classic OpenA48 King's Indian
8. J Lenier vs S Williams 0-1292012London Chess Classic OpenC41 Philidor Defense
9. J Hawkins vs J S Burke  1-0492012London Chess Classic OpenD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
10. B Skutta vs D Schneider  0-1412012London Chess Classic OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. K Arkell vs J Bass  1-0632012London Chess Classic OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. J Radovanovic vs R Webster  1-0302012London Chess Classic OpenE12 Queen's Indian
13. D Whitehead vs A Cherniaev 0-1352012London Chess Classic OpenB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. N McDonald vs G Siddharth 1-0242012London Chess Classic OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
15. A Knudsen vs R Pert  0-1192012London Chess Classic OpenD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
16. D Sadzikowski vs R Millward  1-0232012London Chess Classic OpenB06 Robatsch
17. A Hill vs A Boruchovsky  0-1492012London Chess Classic OpenC45 Scotch Game
18. V Hamitevici vs M Yurenok  1-0492012London Chess Classic OpenA12 English with b3
19. R D de Coverly vs K Kiik  0-1492012London Chess Classic OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
20. J Shaw vs N Jyothilal  1-0362012London Chess Classic OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
21. C Hoegener vs J Bartholomew  ½-½332012London Chess Classic OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Y Zhou vs J Shepley 1-0432012London Chess Classic OpenB01 Scandinavian
23. I Iyengar vs P Golubka  0-1422012London Chess Classic OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
24. L D'Costa vs A French  1-0502012London Chess Classic OpenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
25. C Kreuzer vs K Lee  0-1382012London Chess Classic OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  HeMateMe: Is Jovanka Housa a poster here at ChessGames? that name looks familiar.
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  WannaBe: You may be thinking of User: Joshka
Dec-07-12  waustad: The is is a very good start for the Ginger GM (Simon Williams). He's 7th highest rated but tied for the lead. I was a bit surprised by his quick draw in round 6 though. From what I recall they blitzed out most of the moves and were the first game done that I looked at.
Dec-07-12  notyetagm: They should allow the winner of the Open play with the big boys the next year. Then the Open would get some real upcoming players.

Melkumyan, for example, a student of Aronian, could not be doing much worse than Polgar is right now.

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  moronovich: <HeMateMe: Is Jovanka Housa a poster here at ChessGames? that name looks familiar.>

I think user <open defence> is Hosea.

Dec-08-12  joachimvhw: is kingscrusher playing?
Dec-08-12  waustad: I saw him commenting both here and on chessbomb during the Classic games, so I doubt it. Look for Tryfon Costas Gavriel in a crosstable. Only the top boards will be playing on electronic boards so we wouldn't see his games unless he's doing well.
Dec-08-12  waustad: Actually we are seeing a lot more games here than they broadcast live.
Dec-09-12  waustad: I just asked Kingscrusher on chessbomb and he isn't playing this year.
Dec-11-12  Refused: Nice tournament for Julian "Jule" Zimmermann. Didn't know he was playing in London.
Dec-11-12  waustad: 7/9 and tied for third. I wonder if that was good for a norm. That's a good result for Houska.
Dec-13-12  achieve: Great result from a "promising" young dutchman, Robin van Kampen, maybe on the verge of breaking through to the 2600 club?

I hope he will, and sort of get the deserved reward for all the time and energy invested. And talent, of course.

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