USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 3: Adams Beats Polgar, Carlsen Escapes Kramnik

Chess blog for latest chess news and chess trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2012

Hi everyone,

The London Chess Classic 2012 Round 3 had plenty at stake - all for pawns really. On the one hand, World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen pulled off a draw against former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik despite being pawn down. On the other, World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand had nothing to make with his pawn advantage and had to settle for a draw against gritty play by World No. 2 Levon Aronian. Michael Adams used his rolling pawn to ground down Judit Polgar in the only decisive game of the day. The fourth game was theoretical endgame between Gawain Jones and Hikaru Nakamura - also a draw.

Gawain Jones ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura
Michael Adams 1-0 Judit Polgar
Luke McShane (bye) – assisting commentary

Enjoy all the games of Round 3 with Chess King. Just click on the link of the game you want to view.

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

Standings after Round 3
1. Magnus Carlsen 7 / 3
Vladimir Kramnik
3. Michael Adams 6 / 2
4. Hikaru Nakamura 4 / 3
5. Viswanathan Anand 2 / 2
6. Gawain Jones 2 / 3
7. Luke McShane 1 / 2
8. Judit Polgar 1 / 3
Levon Aronian

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at
Don't miss Chess Queen™
YouTube Channel

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home