Anand wins 2014 London Chess Classic!

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. Photos by Ray Morris-Hill.

Michael Adams – Viswanathan Anand, 0-1.
Photo by Ray Morris-Hill.

The classical tournament concludes a week of event including a rapid (won by Nakamura), blitz (won by Adams) and the classical (won by Anand). There was also a Pro-Biz Cup which paired the GMs with a business professional as part of a team tournament. This innovative tournament was won by Anish Giri and Rajko Vujatovic.

IM Malcolm Pein’s initiative is designed to aid his Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) and featured a number of events open to the public. The Gawain Jones-Romain Edouard six-game match was taken by the English player who won the opening game and held thereafter.

2014 London Chess Classic

December 6-14, 2014 2014
(Olympia Conference Centre, London, England)
Players (Elite Six)
# Name Flag Rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
Pts.
1 GM Viswanathan Anand India 2793
1
1
1
1
3
7
2 GM Vladimir Kramnik Russia 2769
1
1
3
1
1
7
3 GM Anish Giri Netherlands 2768
1
1
1
1
3
7
4 GM Hikaru Nakamura Netherlands 2775
1
0
1
1
3
6
5 GM Fabiano Caruana Italy 2829
1
1
1
1
0
4
6 GM Michael Adams England 2745
0
1
0
0
3
4
(Games, Results)

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

2 Comments

  1. I must admit I’m a little surprised at Anand. Maybe I shouldn’t be. I wonder if this will push him back over 2800.

  2. Mikhail,
    Anand may not be world champ anymore, but is still a force to be reckoned with. Good to see him still playing and winning.

    Quentin

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