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Friday, December 7, 2012

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 5: Carlsen Holds on to Lead; Kramnik, Anand, Nakamura Win

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The 2012 London Chess Classic is being held from December 1 - 10. All games were decisive in Round 5 at the London Chess Classic 2012. Vladimir Kramnik played a brilliant game to beat Luke McShane. World chess champion Viswanathan Anand scored his first win of the tournament as Gawain Jones decided to self-destruct in a slightly advantageous position with White. Magnus Carlsen beat Michael Adams to take his live rating to 2860.5. Nakamura held on to beat Judit Polgar in a marathon endgame. 

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Round 5: Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2012
Vladimir Kramnik 1-0 Luke McShane
Gawain Jones 0-1 Vishy Anand
Michael Adams 0-1 Magnus Carlsen
Judit Polgar 0-1 Hikaru Nakamura
Levon Aronian (bye) – assisting commentary

Round 6: Friday, Dec. 7th, 2012

Magnus Carlsen - Judit Polgar
Vishy Anand - Michael Adams
Luke McShane - Gawain Jones 
Levon Aronian - Vladimir Kramnik
Hikaru Nakamura (bye) – assisting commentary

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  • At December 8, 2012 at 7:18 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    its a great tournament for carlsen, but still nothing can be said about kramnik catching up i think


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