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Sunday, December 4, 2011

London Chess Classic 2011 R1: Carlsen off to a winning start, others draw

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Hello everyone,

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen made a winning start on Saturday at the London Chess Classic 2011 with a win over David Howell.

Special guest and former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker makes the ceremonial first move for World No.1 Magnus Carlsen at start of the 3rd London Chess Classic taking place at the Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London.

The 2011 London Chess Classic is taking place in the Olympia Conference Centre from Saturday, December 3rd until Monday, December 12th, starting at 14:00h London time each day (final round 12:00h). Time controls are classical forty moves in two hours, then twenty moves in one hour and thirty minutes for the rest of the game. A win is counted as three points, a draw as one, and a loss zero. The total prize fund is €160,000. There are nine players, including the four top-ranked (and only 2800+ rated) players in the world. The player rested during each round will provide commentary on the games in progress.
Round 1: Saturday, December 3, 2011

  • Vladimir Kramnik ½ ½ Hikaru Nakamura 
  • Levon Aronian ½ ½ Luke McShane 
  • Magnus Carlsen 1-0 David Howell 
  • Michael Adams ½ ½ Vishy Anand 
Nigel Short (bye) – assisting commentary

Here is the nice Carlsen-Howell game. Enjoy.

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