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Sunday, December 9, 2012

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 7: Carlsen Leads After Draw with Nakamura

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Hi everyone,

The one unique thing about Round 7 at the London Chess Classic 2012 was that all games were drawn - for a change. You can click on each of the game links to replay the game with Chess King. Michael Adams missed a win against Luke McShane. Carlsen also came close to beating Nakamura, but the game petered out into a draw.

Gawain Jones v Levon Aronian ½-½
Mickey Adams v Luke McShane ½-½
Judit Polgar v Vishy Anand ½-½
Hikaru Nakamura v Magnus Carlsen ½-½
Vladimir Kramnik (assisting commentary)

Magnus Carlsen continues to lead with 17 points out of seven games. The only other player who has played seven games so far is Gawain Jones with three points. Everyone else has played six games, in which, Vladimir Kramnik is right behind Carlsen with 12 points, Michael Adams has 11, Hikaru Nakamura has nine points. They are followed by World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand with seven points, Levon Aronian with six points, Luke McShane has five points. Judit Polgar is at the end of the table with two points out of six games. 

Two more rounds are to be played and can be watched live at the official website.

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