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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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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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