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Express chess writer finishes 2nd in London Classic

The London Chess Classic 2010 was a Who's Who of chess.   Vishy Anand, the Indian World Champion, had returned to play in London for the first time in more than fifteen years.     The Norwegian superstar Magnus Carlsen - a fixture on billboards around the world as the face of the G-Star Raw [...]

By |December 18th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Express chess writer finishes 2nd in London Classic

Magnus Carlsen's London Classic can not conceal slump in form

3170: Marie Sebag v Ivan Popov, Aeroflot Moscow 2008. How did the Frenchwoman (White, to play) beat the Russian grandmaster? Photograph: GraphicMagnus Carlsen recovered from a terrible start of two defeats in three games, escaped miraculously from a lost endgame, triumphed at this week's London Classic, won the €50,000 first prize and regained the world [...]

By |December 17th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Magnus Carlsen's London Classic can not conceal slump in form

Carlsen first, Anand second in London Classic

London: World Champion Indian Viswanathan Anand drew against Russian Vladimir Kramnik to finish joint second with Luke Mcshane of England at the 2010 London Chess Classic at Olympia here.Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen of Norway clinched the first place with a crushing victory against Nigel Short of England on Wednesday.The final round victory by the Norwegian ensured [...]

By |December 16th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Carlsen first, Anand second in London Classic