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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]
* (236 players total; 207 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. Y Zhou vs J Shepley 1-0432012London Chess Classic OpenB01 Scandinavian
2. W Rusek vs P Gregory  ½-½142012London Chess Classic OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. M Dydak vs P Roberson  0-1212012London Chess Classic OpenC18 French, Winawer
4. S Kojima vs D Casiot  1-0292012London Chess Classic OpenA95 Dutch, Stonewall
5. O Jeitz vs J Richardson  ½-½222012London Chess Classic OpenA20 English
6. B Kvisvik vs T Rogers  ½-½542012London Chess Classic OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. P Barasi vs T Moriuchi  0-1342012London Chess Classic OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. F Steil-Antoni vs J Chilton  1-0372012London Chess Classic OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
9. C A Gibson vs J Zimmermann  0-1362012London Chess Classic OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. J Kouchak vs M Szalontay  0-1282012London Chess Classic OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Hortillosa vs J Rudd  0-1272012London Chess Classic OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
12. B Arvola Notkevich vs A Koch  1-0552012London Chess Classic OpenC45 Scotch Game
13. T Bermingham vs N Croad  0-1472012London Chess Classic OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M E Osborne vs W Phillips  1-0372012London Chess Classic OpenE92 King's Indian
15. L Dror vs P Tozer  0-1242012London Chess Classic OpenC11 French
16. D Coleman vs R Boger  ½-½162012London Chess Classic OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. R Pleininger vs B Szabo  0-1332012London Chess Classic OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. R Bates vs P Obiamiwe 1-0362012London Chess Classic OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
19. I Iyengar vs P Golubka  0-1422012London Chess Classic OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
20. L D'Costa vs A French  1-0502012London Chess Classic OpenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
21. C Kreuzer vs K Lee  0-1382012London Chess Classic OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. C Hanley vs Orison Carlile  1-0302012London Chess Classic OpenA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
23. H Ditmas vs Sarakauskas  0-1272012London Chess Classic OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. M Ferguson vs Martijn Pauw  1-0212012London Chess Classic OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. A Zymberi vs K Millward  1-0362012London Chess Classic OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
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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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