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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
London Chess Classic Open Tournament

Hrant Melkumyan7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Robin van Kampen7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Jovanka Houska7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Jonathan Rowson7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Vladimir Hamitevici7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Kalle Kiik7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Jonathan Hawkins6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Simon Kim Williams6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Mark Hebden6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Avital Boruchovsky6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Rafal Gunajew6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Dmitry Schneider6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Peter T Roberson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Tiger Hillarp Persson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Yang-Fan Zhou6/8(+6 -2 =0)[games]
John Bartholomew5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Tom Weber5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Andres Guerrero Vargas5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[games]
Petr Golubka5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Daniel Sadzikowski5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Frank Holzke5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Julian Zimmermann5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Richard G Pert5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
John R Richardson5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Richard A Bates5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Keith Arkell5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
Simon T Ansell5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
Shinya Kojima5/8(+5 -3 =0)[games]
(236 players total; 207 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 330  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Holzhauer vs D Gates  1-0322012London Chess Classic OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. A Ociepka vs P Haddock  1-0362012London Chess Classic OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. S J Roe vs D Faldon  1-0312012London Chess Classic OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. M E Osborne vs W Phillips  1-0372012London Chess Classic OpenE92 King's Indian
5. S Sonnis vs L Varnam  1-0492012London Chess Classic OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. S Kojima vs D Casiot  1-0292012London Chess Classic OpenA95 Dutch, Stonewall
7. R Bates vs P Obiamiwe 1-0362012London Chess Classic OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
8. I Schneider vs D I Calvert  1-0382012London Chess Classic OpenB01 Scandinavian
9. T Rendle vs W Wan Nawawi  1-0352012London Chess Classic OpenB50 Sicilian
10. E Gullaksen vs S Gschwendtner  1-0312012London Chess Classic OpenD97 Grunfeld, Russian
11. A Slavin vs Kayode Disu  1-0362012London Chess Classic OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Zymberi vs K Millward  1-0362012London Chess Classic OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
13. M Ferguson vs Martijn Pauw  1-0212012London Chess Classic OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. Justin Tan vs O Phillips  1-0282012London Chess Classic OpenC10 French
15. A Stephan vs G Saikhanzaya  1-0322012London Chess Classic OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
16. B Kocwin vs D K Shah  1-0342012London Chess Classic OpenE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
17. B Eriksson 1941 vs B Sigurdsson  1-0682012London Chess Classic OpenC15 French, Winawer
18. R Willmoth vs K Pattni  1-0302012London Chess Classic OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
19. D Guthrie vs D Watson  1-0352012London Chess Classic OpenA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
20. F Steil-Antoni vs J Chilton  1-0372012London Chess Classic OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
21. R Williamson vs H P Reutimann  1-0242012London Chess Classic OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. F M Semprun Martinez vs F Burnham  1-0392012London Chess Classic OpenB54 Sicilian
23. P Marusenko vs C Mc Aleenan  1-0382012London Chess Classic OpenA90 Dutch
24. C Bates vs T Clayton  1-0312012London Chess Classic OpenB10 Caro-Kann
25. A Fayard vs C Nettleton  1-0272012London Chess Classic OpenE73 King's Indian
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 330  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Is Jovanka Housa a poster here at ChessGames? that name looks familiar.
Dec-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Dec-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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