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🏆 London Chess Classic Open (2013)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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: ... [more]

Player: Jonathan Hawkins

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Hawkins vs T Villiers  1-0412013London Chess Classic OpenE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
2. N Berry vs J Hawkins  ½-½502013London Chess Classic OpenE90 King's Indian
3. J Hawkins vs M E Osborne  1-0262013London Chess Classic OpenE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
4. B Ahlander vs J Hawkins  ½-½592013London Chess Classic OpenA10 English
5. J Hawkins vs A Summerscale  ½-½632013London Chess Classic OpenD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. J Hawkins vs A Longson  ½-½342013London Chess Classic OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
7. J Richardson vs J Hawkins  0-1562013London Chess Classic OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. J Houska vs J Hawkins  0-1342013London Chess Classic OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. J Hawkins vs M Bartel 0-1282013London Chess Classic OpenA80 Dutch
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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.
Dec-11-13
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  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.
Dec-11-13
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  HeMateMe: Who is the "Mondo" referred to in the posts above, and on the preceding page?
Dec-11-13
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  whiteshark: <H#M> Raymond Keene
Dec-11-13
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  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.
Dec-11-13  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.
Dec-11-13  nok: <Not sure if this applies to Keene or not.> You gotta be kidding me.
Dec-11-13  siamesedream: Live broadcast: http://tinyurl.com/osdb3gl
Dec-11-13
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  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 http://www.chessdom.com/london-ches...
Dec-11-13
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  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?

Dec-11-13
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  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 ?
Dec-11-13
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  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.

Dec-11-13
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  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.
Dec-11-13
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  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 https://arena.chessdom.com/#/stream... 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?
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