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Friday, November 9, 2012

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 1 Pairings Announced

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Hi everyone,

The first-round pairings of the London Chess Classic 2012 have been announced. The 2012 London Chess Classic will take place in the Olympia Conference Centre from Saturday, December 1st until Monday, December 10th. Games start each day in general at 14:00h London time, except for round four (16:00h) and the final round (12:00h). A win is counted as three points, a draw as one, and a loss zero. There are nine players, including the three top-ranked in the world, make for a rating average of 2751. The player with a bye during each round will provide commentary on the games in progress.

Round 1: Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2012, 14:00h
Luke McShane - Magnus Carlsen
Levon Aronian - Hikaru Nakamura
Vladimir Kramnik - Judit Polgar
Gawain Jones - Michael Adams
Vishy Anand (bye) – assisting commentary

Round 2: Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2012, 14:00hJudit Polgar - Gawain Jones 
Hikaru Nakamura - Vladimir Kramnik 
Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian 
Vishy Anand - Luke McShane 
Michael Adams (bye) – assisting commentary

Round 3: Monday, Dec. 3rd, 2012, 14:00h
Levon Aronian - Vishy Anand
Vladimir Kramnik - Magnus Carlsen
Gawain Jones - Hikaru Nakamura
Michael Adams - Judit Polgar
Luke McShane (bye) – assisting commentary

Round 4: Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 2012, 16:00h
Hikaru Nakamura - Michael Adams
Magnus Carlsen - Gawain Jones
Vishy Anand - Vladimir Kramnik
Luke McShane - Levon Aronian
Judit Polgar (bye) – assisting commentary

Round 5: Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2012, 14:00h
Vladimir Kramnik - Luke McShane
Gawain Jones - Vishy Anand
Michael Adams - Magnus Carlsen
Judit Polgar - Hikaru Nakamura
Levon Aronian (bye) – assisting commentary

Round 6: Friday, Dec. 7th, 2012, 14:00h
Magnus Carlsen - Judit Polgar
Vishy Anand - Michael Adams
Luke McShane - Gawain Jones 
Levon Aronian - Vladimir Kramnik
Hikaru Nakamura (bye) – assisting commentary

Round 7: Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2012, 14:00h
Gawain Jones - Levon Aronian
Michael Adams - Luke McShane
Judit Polgar - Vishy Anand
Hikaru Nakamura - Magnus Carlsen
Vladimir Kramnik (bye) – assisting commentary

Round 8: Sunday, Dec. 9th, 2012, 14:00h
Vishy Anand - Hikaru Nakamura
Luke McShane - Judit Polgar
Levon Aronian - Michael Adams
Vladimir Kramnik - Gawain Jones 
Magnus Carlsen (bye) – assisting commentary

Round 9: Monday, Dec. 10th, 2012, 12:00h
Michael Adams - Vladimir Kramnik
Judit Polgar - Levon Aronian 
Hikaru Nakamura - Luke McShane
Magnus Carlsen - Vishy Anand
Gawain Jones (bye) – assisting commentary

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