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Saturday, December 10, 2011

London Chess Classic R6: All games drawn, Nakamura leads, Carlsen right behind

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Hello everyone,

As things stand, Hikaru Nakamura has taken lead at the London Chess Classic 2011 after six rounds. But World No. 1 is right behind!

All four games were drawn on Friday but all were enjoyable enough. As you know, 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. You can access the live broadcast at the official website here.

Round 6: Friday, December 9, 2011

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

The ever good-spirited Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik before start of Round 6.

Here are the standings after Round 6

We have Hikaru Nakamura with 11 points, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Luke McShane with 9 points each, Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand with 6 points each, Nigel Short with 4 points, Michael Adams and David Howell with 3 points. 

Three rounds to go and Adams, Howell and Nakamura have a day off each for commentary.

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