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Sunday, December 2, 2012

London Chess Classic 2012 Begins with Exciting Games

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Hi everyone,
Olympia was jam-packed during the first Saturday | Photos ©Ray Morris-Hill

The London Chess Classic 2012 - the fourth edition of the event - began with an explosive set of games. All four games played in the first round on Saturday were decisive. First, former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik beat Judit Polgar. Soon after, thanks to a blunder, Levon Aronian went down fighting against Hikaru Nakamura. Also, Gawain Jones lost to Michael Adams. In fact, three of the four decisive games were victories by Black.

Replay all the games with Chess King, your partner in super chess training:

Levon Aronian - Hikaru Nakamura 0-1
Luke McShane - Magnus Carlsen 0-1
Gawain Jones - Michael Adams 0-1
Vladimir Kramnik - Judit Polgar

Sunday's pairings of the second round are as follows: (The player with a bye spends the day in the commentary room)

Hikaru Nakamura - Vladimir Kramnik
Judit Polgar - Gawain Jones
Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian
Vishy Anand - Luke McShane

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