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London Chess Classic – Carlsen wins after incredible comeback

London Chess Classic - Carlsen wins after incredible comeback15.12.2010 – The 2nd London Chess Classic was as exciting an event as could be hoped. McShane started like a rocket, to later be joined by World Champion Anand who seemed a likely candidate to snatch first. Instead, Carlsen, who started with two losses in three, came [...]

By |December 15th, 2010|news|Comments Off on London Chess Classic – Carlsen wins after incredible comeback

Anand, two others tied in lead of London Chess Classic

World Champion Viswanathan Anand finds himself in plenty of company while going into the last two rounds of the London Chess Classic. After five rounds, he is sharing the lead with Luke McShane (England) and Magnus Carlsen (Norway), all having scored nine points in the first five rounds. Hikaru Nakamura (US) and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) [...]

By |December 14th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Anand, two others tied in lead of London Chess Classic

Luke McShane heads the table

Kramnik 0-1 Nakamura, Nimzo-Indian 4.g3, 54 moves; Howell draw Anand, Sicilian Defence 3.Bb5+, 50; Carlsen 1-0 Adams, English Opening, 49; Short 0-1 McShane Sicilian Dragon, 52. The second London Chess Classic is using the three points for a win scoring system. Scores: 1 McShane 6/6; 2 Nakamura 4; 3-4 Adams, Kramnik 3; 5 Anand 2; [...]

By |December 10th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Luke McShane heads the table

London Chess Classic begins

Carlsen 2812 1 Anand 2808.4 2 Kramnik 2786.2 4 Nakamura 2748.2 10 Adams 2728 17 Short 2680 58 McShane 2645 100 Howell 2611 178 Average 2727.35 FIDE Ratings Anand 2804 1 Carlsen 2802 2 Kramnik 2791 4 Nakamura 2741 15 Adams 2723 22 Short 2680 58 McShane 2645 100 Howell 2611 178 Average 2724.625 IM [...]

By |December 7th, 2010|news|Comments Off on London Chess Classic begins

London Chess classic: a good omen for Luke McShane

McShane's 8th move was played by Isidore Gunsberg against Mikhail Chigorin during their epic match at Havana in 1890 that saw only five draws in twenty three games and ended 11.5-11.5. Later that year Gunsberg, born in Budapest but brought to England when he was nine years old, played Wilhelm Steinitz for the world title [...]

By |December 2nd, 2010|news|Comments Off on London Chess classic: a good omen for Luke McShane