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1 Aronian, L ARM 0-1 Topalov, V BUL 2 Anand, V IND ½-½ Kramnik, V RUS 3 Giri, A NED ½-½ Caruana, F USA 4 So, W USA ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 5 Adams, M ENG ½-½ Nakamura, H USA Official Site Round #9: Sunday, 18 December 2016Wesley wins London Classic and Grand Chess Tour!Topalov […]

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1 Nakamura, H USA ½-½ Aronian, L ARM 2 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA ½-½ Adams, M ENG 3 Caruana, F USA ½-½ So, W USA 4 Kramnik, V RUS ½-½ Giri, A NED 5 Topalov, V BUL 0-1 Anand, V IND Official Site Round #8: Saturday, 17 December 2016Wesley So clinches Grand Chess Tour! Congratulations to […]

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1 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Anand, V IND 2 Giri, A NED ½-½ Topalov, V BUL 3 So, W USA ½-½ Kramnik, V RUS 4 Adams, M ENG ½-½ Caruana, F USA 5 Nakamura, H USA 1-0 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA Official Site Round #7: Friday, 16 December 2016London is hosting an 1.e4 theme tournament with […]

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1 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 1-0 Aronian, L ARM 2 Caruana, F USA 1-0 Nakamura, H USA 3 Kramnik, V RUS ½-½ Adams, M ENG 4 Topalov, V BUL 0-1 So, W USA 5 Anand, V IND ½-½ Giri, A NED Official Site Round #6: Thursday, 15 December 2016Blockbuster games… heavyweight battles and trash-taking accent exciting […]

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1 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Giri, A NED 2 So, W USA ½-½ Anand, V IND 3 Adams, M ENG 1-0 Topalov, V BUL 4 Nakamura, H USA ½-½ Kramnik, V RUS 5 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA ½-½ Caruana, F USA Official Site Round #5: Tuesday, 13 December 2016Adams gets the “W” … Topalov in free […]

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1 Caruana, F USA ½-½ Aronian, L ARM 2 Kramnik, V RUS ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 3 Topalov, V BUL 0-1 Nakamura, H USA 4 Anand, V IND ½-½ Adams, M ENG 5 Giri, A NED ½-½ So, W USA Official Site Round #4: Monday, 12 December 2016Is this it for Topalov? Different day… same […]

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1 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ So, W USA 2 Adams, M ENG ½-½ Giri, A NED 3 Nakamura, H USA 1-0 Anand, V IND 4 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA ½-½ Topalov, V BUL 5 Caruana, F USA ½-½ Kramnik, V RUS Official Site Round #3: Sunday, 11 December 2016Hikaru rebounds… continues domination of Anand The only […]

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1 Kramnik, V RUS ½-½ Aronian, L ARM 2 Topalov, V BUL 0-1 Caruana, F USA 3 Anand, V IND 1-0 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 4 Giri, A NED ½-½ Nakamura, H USA 5 So, W USA 1-0 Adams, M ENG Official Site Round #2: Saturday, 10 December 2016Boards blaze! Wesley So sizzles; Caruana swindles After […]

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1 Aronian, L ARM 1-0 Adams, M ENG 2 Nakamura, H USA 0-1 So, W USA 3 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA ½-½ Giri, A NED 4 Caruana, F USA ½-½ Anand, V IND 5 Kramnik, V RUS 1-0 Topalov, V BUL Official Site Round #1: Friday, 9 December 2016London bridges falling down! Three decisive games in […]

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With a recently-concluded World Championship match coronation of Magnus Carlsen, the other elite players will be pawning off in London, England for the last leg of the Grand Chess Tour beginning today, December 9th. The field will feature staple players in these elite events and mostly likely the next contender to challenge Carlsen in 2018. […]

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World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour by winning the London Chess Classic on tiebreaks. It was a rather austere series for Carlsen garnering an efficient +1 over the three events. He was helped by his high-scoring performances in Sinquefield and London. Indeed there were some disgruntled fans and […]

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Round #9: Sunday, 13 December 2015 Viswanathan Anand ½-½ Anish Giri Michael Adams ½-½ Fabiano Caruana Levon Aronian ½-½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Magnus Carlsen 1-0 Alexander Grischuk Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ Veselin Topalov Carlsen essayed 1.Nf3, but the game ended up in a Sicilian. Grischuk missed his chances in the end when zeitnot came back to haunt […]

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Round #8: Saturday, 12 December 2015 Anish Giri 1-0 Hikaru Nakamura Veselin Topalov ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Levon Aronian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Michael Adams Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Viswanathan Anand Despite losses last round, bright smiles for two national legends. Two players at opposite ends of field,but still a fierce fight ahead.Photos by Amruta […]

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Round #7: Friday, 11 December 2015 Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Anish Giri Viswanathan Anand 0-1 M Vachier-Lagrave Michael Adams ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Levon Aronian 1-0 Veselin Topalov Magnus Carlsen 1-0 Hikaru Nakamura The world’s top ten is packed with only 20 Elo points between the 2-10 positions. Magnus Carlsen was still on top despite losing a […]

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Round #6: Thursday, 10 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ Levon Aronian Veselin Topalov ½-½ Michael Adams Alexander Grischuk 1-0 Viswanathan Anand M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Fabiano Caruana A very interesting scenario given tension in France. Well done!Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Not the game of the round, but a classic shot.Photo by […]

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Round #5: Tuesday, 8 December 2015 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Anish Giri Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Viswanathan Anand 1-0 Veselin Topalov Michael Adams ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura Levon Aronian ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Anand played a nice game today against Veselin Topalov. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Games of Round #5 Standings after Round #5 1st-3rd: Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, […]

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Round #4: Tuesday, 7 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Levon Aronian Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Michael Adams Hikaru Nakamura 1-0 Viswanathan Anand Veselin Topalov ½-½ Fabiano Caruana Alexander Grischuk ½-½ M Vachier-Lagrave Girl plays 1.Nc3 for ceremonial move. Would Carlsen keep that move? Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. It is disrespectful to call Anand anyone’s ‘client’ but […]

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Round #3: Sunday, 6 December 2015 Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Anish Giri Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 Veselin Topalov Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura Viswanathan Anand ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Michael Adams ½-½ Levon Aronian Former World Champion missed his chances against a Berlin. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. There are certain opening trends in top level chess. Over the […]

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Round #2: Saturday, 5 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Michael Adams Levon Aronian ½-½ Viswanathan Anand Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Fabiano Caruana Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ M Vachier-Lagrave Veselin Topalov ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Damp squib today in anticipated matchup. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Today’s games were easy to report on because there was not much action. Nakamura-MVL […]

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Round #1: Friday, 4 December 2015 Veselin Topalov 0-1 Anish Giri Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Levon Aronian Viswanathan Anand ½-½ Michael Adams 2015 London Classic participants: Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Michael Adams, Veselin Topalov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri. […]

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After a banner season of strong event including the FIDE Grand Prix, FIDE World Cup and open events such as Millionaire Chess and Qatar Masters, the last leg of the Grand Chess Tour will reach its climax with the London Chess Classic in an expanded format. Unlike last year’s six-player format, this year will be […]

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Viswanathan Anand won the 2014 London Classic by pipping the field in the last round. Anand’s win over Michael Adams gave him a joint tie for 1st on 7/15 points (or 3/5 conventional). His victory is by the virtue of him winning with the black pieces. Michael Adams – Viswanathan Anand, 0-1.Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. […]

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Now that the Qatar Masters Open has the crown of the strongest open in history, the London Chess Classic is trying to reclaim the strongest tournament from the Sinquefield Cup. Two years ago, the London Chess Classic boasted four 2800-rated players, but last year was even stronger with Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian headlining the […]

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An innovative radio program is taking a look at broadcasting chess over the radio. No… it’s not going to require any blindfold skills, but BBC Radio is experimenting with a series of interviews of personalities in their “Across the Board” series. Dominic Lawson, chess aficionado will interview the personalities during the one-hour game, but the […]

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Hikaru Nakamura on the mark versus Boris Gelfand.Photo by Ray Hill-Morris. Hikaru Nakamura stormed to victory at the London Chess Classic in a new rapid format featuring 16 players in four sections. The top two from each section (double round robin) then went to in a knockout format. Nakamura defeated Boris Gelfand after winning a […]

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