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Monday, December 3, 2012

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 2: Carlsen, Kramnik Win; Anand Escapes McShane

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Hi everyone,

The second round at the London Chess Classic 2012 saw both Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik win their games against Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura. The highlight of the event so far is also the fact that World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen as broken Garry Kasparov's all-time highest rating of 2851 - though in live ratings as of now. Carlsen will have to maintain his performance throughout the tournament to have the record rating reflect in the Fide rating list to be released January 1, 2013 now. Carlsen's live rating is now 2856 as compared to Kasparov's record of 2851.

Meanwhile, World Chess Champion escaped a mean position with a draw against Luke McShane. Polgar tried hard against Gawain Jones, but the latter was up to the challenge.

The 2012 London Chess Classic is taking place in the Olympia Conference Centre from Saturday, December 1st until Monday, December 10th. Click on the links below to see each of the games with Chess King.

Round 2: Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2012
Judit Polgar ½-½ Gawain Jones
Hikaru Nakamura 0-1 Vladimir Kramnik
Magnus Carlsen 1-0 Levon Aronian
Vishy Anand ½-½ 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

Watch all the chess games live at the official website of the London Chess Classic, 2012.

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