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Monday, December 12, 2011

Congratulations to Vladimir Kramnik for winning London Chess Classic 2011

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Hello everyone,

Coming straight after the grand victory of Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk at the SportAccord World Mind Games Rapid 2011, we have another cheer for Russian chess. Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik has won the London Chess Classic with a steady finish ahead of Hikaru Nakamura and Magnus Carlsen.

As you know, the 2011 London Chess Classic was held from December 3-12. Time controls were classical forty moves in two hours, then twenty moves in one hour and thirty minutes for the rest of the game. A win counted as three points, a draw as one, and a loss. The total prize fund was €160,000 before tax.

In Round 9, we saw Luke McShane drawing with Vishy Anand, Hikaru Nakamura beating Michael Adams with fireworks, Nigel Short holding Magnus Carlsen to a draw and Vladimir Kramnik going for a draw with Levon Aronian. David Howell had a bye and he assisted in the commentary.

We will bring you updates of the prize ceremony soon and meanwhile, you can check the official website for more info.

Final Crosstable


Name Rating








Pnt/gms Perf



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 Kramnik 2800 X 1 1 3 1 1 3 3 3 16.0 / 8 2935
2 Nakamura 2758 1 X 0 1 3 3 1 3 3 15.0 / 8 2888
3 Carlsen 2826 1 3 X 1 1 1 1 3 3 14.0 / 8 2879
4 McShane 2671 0 1 1 X 1 1 3 3 3 13.0 / 8 2853
5 Anand 2811 1 0 1 1 X 1 3 1 1 9.0 / 8 2740
6 Aronian 2802 1 0 1 1 1 X 3 1 1 9.0 / 8 2741
7 Short 2698 0 1 1 0 0 0 X 1 3 6.0 / 8 2613
8 Howell 2633 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 X 1 4.0 / 8 2570
9 Adams 2734 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 X 3.0 / 8 2499
  
Final Standings

No Name                             Win Draw Loss Score 
Rating TPR
1 Kramnik Vladimir 4 4 0 16.0
2800 2935
2 Nakamura Hikaru 4 3 1 15.0
2758 2888
3 Carlsen Magnus 3 5 0 14.0
2826 2879
4 McShane Luke J 3 4 1 13.0
2671 2853
5 Anand Viswanathan 1 6 1 9.0
2811 2740
6 Aronian Levon 1 6 1 9.0
2802 2741
7 Short Nigel D 1 3 4 6.0
2698 2613
8 Howell David W L 0 4 4 4.0
2633 2570
9 Adams Michael 0 3 5 3.0
2734 2499


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4 Comments:

  • At December 12, 2011 at 3:31 PM , Anonymous Olga, Moscow said...

    Russia is awesome

     
  • At December 13, 2011 at 5:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    power packed perf. vlad is back

     
  • At December 13, 2011 at 5:24 AM , Anonymous saira fernandes, madrid said...

    i am very upset carlsen went to third

     
  • At December 13, 2011 at 5:29 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    happy news for all fans from russia i guess. anand always plays slow before his title match where he plays solid. so am not too disappointed. it is interesting that both kasparov students are there in the top 3. So if kasparov coaches about five people we will always have kasparov students winning tournaments. just a though.

     

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