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Stars vs Twittersphere, Press Conference, Opening Ceremony
http://www.chessdom.com/london-chess-classic-stars-vs-twittersphere-press-conference-opening-ceremony/

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London Chess Classic 2012 – Pairings
http://www.chessdom.com/london-chess-classic-2012-pairings/

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Round 1: Carlsen, Nakamura, Kramnik, Adams win

Spoiler :


Round 1 Highlights Carlsen McShane Kramnik Polgar Aronian Nakamura
https://www.youtube.com/v/WEMniX9KhNM


Vladimir Kramnik - Judith Polgar London Chess Classic 2012 Round 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrNHCU0MVhw

Levon Aronian - Hikaru Nakamura London Chess Classic 2012 Round 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_v124rsX7Q

Luke McShane - Magnus Carlsen London Chess Classic 2012 Round 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j69Hh4xv7io

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Round 2: Carlsen, Kramnik win again, Magnus now at 2856
Spoiler :


Levon Aronian - Magnus Carlsen London Chess Classic 2012 Round 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AYFYiDRk9A

Judith Polgar - Gawain Jones London Chess Classic 2012 Round 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtEXCdqNTqk

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Round 3: Adams wins and Carlsen narrowly escapes Kramnik

Spoiler :


Game of the Day (Adams-Polgar) by Andrew Martin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMc90ZSedv0


Standings (London scoring)
London Chess Classic 2012 Lcc-tab03b


Standings (traditional scoring)
London Chess Classic 2012 Lcc-tab03

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Round 4: Carlsen and Aronian both win in style

Spoiler :


http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8686

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Daniel King: Highlights of round four
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38qCLa1-WKU

Round 4: Andrew Martin: Game of the Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDLJVdJZv8w

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Round 5: Kramnik, Anand, Carlsen and Nakamura score

Spoiler :


Gawain Jones - Vishy Anand London Chess Classic 2012 Round 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fptPXTsUt7I

Michael Adams - Magnus Carlsen London Chess Classic 2012 Round 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI7qXfX-bHs

Vladimir Kramnik - Luke McShane London Chess Classic 2012 Round 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlqODva2wHo

Judit Polgar - Hikaru Nakamura London Chess Classic 2012 Round 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Iak3vv-2Q

Daniel King: Highlights of round five
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKzA0oydC34

Andrew Martin: Game of the Day (Kramnik vs McShane)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13sjWbIBs3Q

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Round 6: Hurricane Carlsen is upgraded to Category Five
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8694


[pgn][Event "4th Chess Classic"]
[Site "London ENG"]
[Date "2012.12.07"]
[Round "6.1"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C67"]
[PlyCount "133"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "6"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5
8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 h5 11. Bg5 Be6 12. b3 Be7 13. Rad1 h4 14. Ne4
b6 15. c4 a5 16. Rd2 Rd8 17. Rfd1 Rxd2 18. Bxd2 c5 19. Bf4 a4 20. Nc3 axb3 21.
axb3 Bd8 22. Kf1 Rg8 23. Ne4 Bc8 24. Ra1 Bb7 25. Neg5 f6 26. exf6 gxf6 27. Ne4
Kd7 28. Rd1+ Kc8 29. Re1 Rg7 30. Nfd2 Nd4 31. f3 Bc6 32. Nf2 Bd7 33. Ng4 Bf5
34. Kf2 Kd7 35. Ne3 Bh7 36. Nd5 Bc2 37. Ne3 Bd3 38. Nd5 Nxb3 39. Nxb3 Bxc4 40.
Nxc5+ bxc5 41. Rd1 Kc8 42. Nc3 Rd7 43. Rc1 Bd3 44. Na4 c4 45. Nb2 Rd5 46. Nxc4
Rc5 47. Nb2 Rxc1 48. Bxc1 Bb5 49. g3 hxg3+ 50. Kxg3 Kd7 51. Nd1 Ke6 52. Nc3 Be8
53. Be3 Be7 54. h4 c5 55. Kf2 c4 56. Ke2 Bg6 57. Bd4 f5 58. f4 Bxh4 59. Ke3 Bf7
60. Bg7 Kd6 61. Bf8+ Kc6 62. Ne2 Be1 63. Nd4+ Kd5 64. Nxf5 c3 65. Kd3 Bg6 66.
Ke2 Bxf5 67. Kxe1 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th Chess Classic"]
[Site "London ENG"]
[Date "2012.12.07"]
[Round "6.2"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Polgar, Judit"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A33"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "6"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. a3 Bc5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. e4
O-O 9. Be2 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. Bf4 d6 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Re1 Ne5 14. Nd2 Nfd7 15.
Be3 Qc7 16. b4 Qb8 17. f4 Ng6 18. g3 Rfe8 19. Bf3 Qa8 20. Bf2 Ngf8 21. Qe2 Qb8
22. Red1 g6 23. e5 Bc6 24. Bd4 Red8 25. Bxc6 Rxc6 26. Nf3 dxe5 27. fxe5 Rdc8
28. Ne4 Qc7 29. Nfd2 a6 30. Nf2 Bg5 31. Rf1 Bxd2 32. Qxd2 Nxe5 33. Bxe5 Qxe5
34. Ng4 Rd6 35. Nh6+ Kg7 36. Rxf7+ Kh8 37. Qf2 Qd4 38. c5 bxc5 39. Qxd4+ Rxd4
40. Rxc5 Rcd8 41. Rcc7 Rd1+ 42. Kg2 R1d2+ 43. Kh3 R2d5 44. Ng4 Rh5+ 45. Kg2
Rd2+ 46. Kf3 Rf5+ 47. Ke3 Rxf7 48. Rxf7 Rd8 49. Nf6 Rb8 50. Kf4 h6 51. Ke5 a5
52. bxa5 Ra8 53. a6 1-0[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th Chess Classic"]
[Site "London ENG"]
[Date "2012.12.07"]
[Round "6.3"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Adams, Michael"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A29"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "6"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8.
O-O Re8 9. Nc2 d6 10. Bd2 a6 11. Rc1 Ne5 12. b3 c6 13. Be3 Nfg4 14. Bd4 c5 15.
Bxe5 Bxe5 16. Nd5 Rb8 17. h3 Nf6 18. Nce3 Nxd5 19. Nxd5 Qa5 20. Rc2 Bf5 21. Qd2
Qd8 22. Rcc1 b5 23. cxb5 axb5 24. Rfd1 h5 25. h4 Bg4 26. Ne3 Bd7 27. Bf3 Bd4
28. Nd5 b4 29. Rc4 Be5 30. Kg2 Ra8 31. Ne3 Ra7 32. Rcc1 Qe7 33. Nc4 Be6 34. Rc2
Bf5 35. e4 Be6 36. Nxe5 dxe5 37. Qe3 Ra5 38. Be2 Rd8 39. Rxd8+ Qxd8 40. Rxc5
Rxa2 41. Bc4 Qd1 42. Qh6 Bh3+ 0-1[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th Chess Classic"]
[Site "London ENG"]
[Date "2012.12.07"]
[Round "6.4"]
[White "McShane, Luke J"]
[Black "Jones, Gawain C"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A37"]
[PlyCount "117"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "6"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Nc3 e5 6. O-O Nge7 7. a3 O-O 8. d3
d6 9. Rb1 a5 10. Ne1 Be6 11. Nc2 d5 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Ne3 Nde7 14. Nc4 Rb8 15.
Bg5 f6 16. Be3 b6 17. f4 f5 18. fxe5 Nxe5 19. Bf4 Nxc4 20. dxc4 Bxc4 21. Bxb8
Qxb8 22. Qa4 Be6 23. Rbd1 Qe5 24. Kh1 c4 25. e4 Qc5 26. Rde1 Bd4 27. Qd1 Rd8
28. exf5 Bxf5 29. Qe2 Nc8 30. g4 Bd3 31. Qe6+ Kh8 32. Rf7 Nd6 33. Rd7 Rxd7 34.
Qxd7 Bf6 35. Nd1 Qd4 36. g5 Bf5 37. Re8+ Nxe8 38. Qxe8+ Kg7 39. gxf6+ Qxf6 40.
Qe3 Bd7 41. Kg1 b5 42. Qa7 Qd6 43. Nf2 Qd2 44. Bh3 Qg5+ 45. Bg4 h5 46. Qxd7+
Kh6 47. Qd4 Kh7 48. h4 Qxh4 49. Qa7+ Kh6 50. Qe3+ Kh7 51. Bd7 b4 52. axb4 axb4
53. Bb5 c3 54. bxc3 bxc3 55. Bd3 Qd8 56. Qc5 Qh4 57. Qxc3 Qg3+ 58. Kf1 h4 59.
Qc8 1-0[/pgn]

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Round 7: All draws but Adams misses golden opportunity
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8697


[pgn][Event "4th Chess Classic"]
[Site "London ENG"]
[Date "2012.12.08"]
[Round "7.1"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B30"]
[PlyCount "112"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bc4 e6 6. d4 cxd4 7. cxd4 d6 8. O-O
Be7 9. Qe2 O-O 10. Rd1 Qc7 11. a3 Rd8 12. b4 a6 13. Bd3 b5 14. h4 dxe5 15. dxe5
Bb7 16. Ra2 Ndxb4 17. axb4 Nxb4 18. Rad2 Rxd3 19. Rxd3 Nxd3 20. Qxd3 Rd8 21.
Qe2 Rxd1+ 22. Qxd1 Bxf3 23. gxf3 Qxe5 24. Qd7 Bf8 25. Be3 a5 26. Qe8 h6 27. Kg2
a4 28. Na3 b4 29. Nc4 Qc7 30. Nb6 Qe7 31. Qxa4 Qxh4 32. Qa8 Qe7 33. Qc8 b3 34.
Nd7 b2 35. Nxf8 Qxf8 36. Qb7 e5 37. Qxb2 f6 38. Qc2 Qf7 39. Qf5 Kh8 40. Bd2 Kg8
41. Kg3 Kh8 42. Be3 Kg8 43. Kh2 Kh8 44. Kg2 Kg8 45. Qd3 Kh8 46. f4 exf4 47.
Bxf4 Kg8 48. Qe4 Kh8 49. Be3 Kg8 50. Bd4 Kh8 51. f4 Kg8 52. Kg3 Kh8 53. Be3 Kg8
54. Bd4 Kh8 55. Be3 Kg8 56. Bd4 Kh8 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th Chess Classic"]
[Site "London ENG"]
[Date "2012.12.08"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Polgar, Judit"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B90"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O b5 8. Bb3
Be7 9. Qf3 Qc7 10. a3 O-O 11. Qg3 Bd7 12. Bh6 Ne8 13. Rad1 Nc6 14. Nxc6 Bxc6
15. Rfe1 a5 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. Qxg5 Rb8 18. e5 dxe5 19. Qxe5 Qb6 20. a4 bxa4 21.
Bxa4 Rc8 22. Bxc6 Rxc6 23. Na4 Qc7 24. c3 Nf6 25. Rd4 Rc8 26. Qxc7 R6xc7 27.
Red1 g6 28. Rd8+ Kg7 29. Rxc8 Rxc8 30. Rd6 Rc4 31. b3 Ne4 32. Ra6 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th Chess Classic"]
[Site "London ENG"]
[Date "2012.12.08"]
[Round "7.3"]
[White "Adams, Michael"]
[Black "McShane, Luke J"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C65"]
[PlyCount "167"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8.
Nc4 Nd7 9. a4 Bd6 10. Be3 Nf8 11. d4 exd4 12. Qxd4 Bg4 13. Nxd6 cxd6 14. Nd2
Ne6 15. Qb4 Be2 16. Rfe1 Ba6 17. Rad1 Qf6 18. Nf1 c5 19. Qb3 Rad8 20. c4 Nf8
21. Qc2 Qe6 22. Nd2 b6 23. f3 Bc8 24. Nf1 Ng6 25. b3 Ne7 26. Bg5 f6 27. Bh4 Ng6
28. Bg3 Ne5 29. Ne3 Qe7 30. Rd2 Be6 31. Qd1 Qc7 32. h3 Qc6 33. Bxe5 fxe5 34.
Rd3 Rd7 35. Re2 Red8 36. Red2 h6 37. Qe1 Rf8 38. Kh2 Qc7 39. Kh1 Qc6 40. Qd1
Rfd8 41. Qe2 Rf7 42. Rd1 Rfd7 43. Nd5 Bxd5 44. Rxd5 Re8 45. Qd2 Re6 46. a5 Qc7
47. b4 cxb4 48. Qxb4 Rd8 49. axb6 axb6 50. Rb5 Rb8 51. Qb3 Qc6 52. Qd3 Kh7 53.
Qd5 Qc8 54. Rdb1 Rf6 55. Rxb6 Rxb6 56. Rxb6 Rxf3 57. Rxd6 Rc3 58. Qf7 Rg3 59.
Kh2 Rg5 60. Rd2 Qc6 61. Rd8 Qb6 62. Qg8+ Kg6 63. Qe8+ Kh7 64. Qg8+ Kg6 65. Rf8
Qb3 66. Qf7+ Kh7 67. Qg8+ Kg6 68. Qf7+ Kh7 69. Qf1 Qg3+ 70. Kh1 Qe3 71. Qf3
Qc1+ 72. Qf1 Qe3 73. Qf3 Qc1+ 74. Kh2 Qxc4 75. Re8 Qc2 76. Re6 Qc8 77. Re7 Qd8
78. Rf7 Rg6 79. Rf8 Qg5 80. Rf5 Qe7 81. Rf7 Qg5 82. Rf5 Qe7 83. Rf7 Qg5 84. Rf5
1/2-1/2[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th Chess Classic"]
[Site "London ENG"]
[Date "2012.12.08"]
[Round "7.4"]
[White "Jones, Gawain C"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D70"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2
Nc6 9. O-O-O Qd6 10. Nb5 Qd7 11. Bh6 Bxh6 12. Qxh6 a6 13. Nc3 Nxd4 14. f4 c5
15. Nf3 f6 16. h4 Qe8 17. h5 Bg4 18. Nxd4 cxd4 19. hxg6 Qxg6 20. Rxd4 Rac8 21.
f5 Qxh6+ 22. Rxh6 Rfd8 23. Rxd8+ Rxd8 24. Rh4 h5 25. Be2 Bxe2 26. Nxe2 Rc8+ 27.
Kb1 Nc4 28. Kc2 Ne3+ 29. Kd2 Nc4+ 30. Kc2 Ne3+ 31. Kd2 Nc4+ 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

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Round 8: Kramnik, Polgar win, Anand-Nakamura a very tense draw


[pgn][Event "4th London Chess Classic"]
[Site "Olympia, London"]
[Date "2012.12.09"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Jones, Gawain C"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A04"]
[WhiteElo "2795"]
[BlackElo "2644"]
[PlyCount "97"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]

1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb2 e6 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 b6
9. Nc3 Bb7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. d4 Ne4 12. dxc5 Nxc3 13. Bxc3 bxc5 14. Qe2 Re8 15.
Rfd1 Bf8 16. Qb5 Qb6 17. Qxb6 axb6 18. Rxd5 Nd4 19. Nxd4 Bxd5 20. Bxd5 cxd4 21.
Bxd4 Ra5 22. e4 Bc5 23. Bc3 Ra3 24. Bb2 Ra7 25. a4 Rc7 26. Ra2 h6 27. Kg2 Kh7
28. f4 f6 29. Kf3 Rd7 30. a5 bxa5 31. Rxa5 Rc8 32. Rb5 Rd6 33. Rb7 Rb6 34. Rf7
Rf8 35. Rc7 Bd6 36. Rd7 Ra6 37. Bd4 Bb8 38. Bc5 Re8 39. Kg4 Ra2 40. h4 Rc8 41.
b4 Ra3 42. h5 Rc3 43. Bd4 R3c7 44. Rxc7 Bxc7 45. Kf5 Bd6 46. b5 Rc1 47. b6 Bb8
48. Ke6 Rh1 49. Bc5 1-0[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th London Chess Classic"]
[Site "Olympia, London"]
[Date "2012.12.09"]
[Round "8.2"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Adams, Michael"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A07"]
[WhiteElo "2815"]
[BlackElo "2710"]
[PlyCount "164"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. O-O Nd7 5. d3 e6 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. e4 Ne7 8. Re1
O-O 9. d4 a5 10. a4 Rc8 11. c3 Bh5 12. Qe2 Re8 13. Qf1 Bb8 14. b3 dxe4 15. Nxe4
Nd5 16. Bb2 e5 17. Ned2 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 exd4 19. Rxe8 Qxe8 20. cxd4 Bd6 21. Re1
Qd8 22. Nc4 Bb4 23. Re2 N7f6 24. Qc1 Qc7 25. Kg2 Rd8 26. Qc2 h6 27. Ne3 Bf8 28.
Nf5 Qd7 29. Re5 g6 30. Nh4 Bg7 31. Ba3 Nb4 32. Qe2 Qxd4 33. Re7 Rd7 34. Rxd7
Qxd7 35. Bxb4 axb4 36. Qd1 Nd5 37. Be2 Bf6 38. Nf3 Kg7 39. Qd2 Bc3 40. Qc2 Qg4
41. Qc1 Qe4 42. Qd1 Bf6 43. Bc4 Nb6 44. Bf1 Bc3 45. h3 Qe7 46. Bd3 Qe6 47. Bf1
Bf6 48. Qc2 Qd5 49. Bd3 Bc3 50. h4 Qe6 51. h5 g5 52. Bf5 Qd5 53. Be4 Qd6 54.
Bd3 Qd5 55. Be4 Qd6 56. Bd3 Nd7 57. Bc4 Nf6 58. Qe2 b6 59. Nh2 b5 60. axb5 cxb5
61. Bxb5 Qd5 62. Kg1 Qxb3 63. Bc4 Qb1 64. Nf1 Qe1 65. Qxe1 Bxe1 66. Ne3 Ne4
67. Nf5 Kf8 68. Nxh6 Bxf2 69. Kg2 Nd6 70. Bd3 Bd4 71. Nf5 Nxf5 72. Bxf5 Kg7
73. Bc2 g4 74. Bf5 b3 75. Bxg4 Kh6 76. Bf5 Kxh5 77. g4 Kg5 78. Kf3 b2 79. Bb1
Be5 80. Bc2 Bd4 81. Bb1 Be5 82. Bc2 Bd4 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th London Chess Classic"]
[Site "Olympia, London"]
[Date "2012.12.09"]
[Round "8.3"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2775"]
[BlackElo "2760"]
[PlyCount "130"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 h5 8. Bg5
Be6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. Nd5 Qd8 11. Nec3 Nd7 12. Bc4 g6 13. a4 Bh6 14. a5 Rc8 15.
Ba2 O-O 16. O-O Kg7 17. b4 Rc6 18. Qd3 Qg5 19. Rfd1 Rfc8 20. Bb3 f5 21. exf5
gxf5 22. Ne2 f4 23. Ndxf4 Bxb3 24. h4 Qg4 25. f3 Bxc2 26. fxg4 Bxd3 27. Nxh5
Kg8 28. Rxd3 Bf8 29. Kh2 Rc4 30. Kh3 Rxb4 31. Rf3 Rc2 32. Nc3 e4 33. Rg3 Rd2
34. Re1 d5 35. Nf4 Rbd4 36. Ncxd5 Rxd5 37. Nxd5 Rxd5 38. Rxe4 Rxa5 39. g5 Ra3
40. Re8 Rxg3 41. Kxg3 b5 42. Rd8 Nc5 43. Rb8 Kf7 44. g6 Kg7 45. Kg4 b4 46. h5
b3 47. Kf5 Bd6 48. Rb4 a5 49. Rb6 a4 50. Rxd6 b2 51. Rb6 a3 52. Kg5 Ne4 53.
Kf4 a2 54. Rb7 Kf8 55. Rxb2 a1=Q 56. Rb8 Ke7 57. Kxe4 Qe1 58. Kf3 Qc3 59.
Kg4 Qd4 60. Kh3 Qd3 61. Kh4 Qe4 62. g4 Qe1 63. Kh3 Qe3 64. Kh4 Qe1 65.
Kh3 Qe3 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th London Chess Classic"]
[Site "Olympia, London"]
[Date "2012.12.09"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "McShane, Luke"]
[Black "Polgar, Judit"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A37"]
[WhiteElo "2713"]
[BlackElo "2705"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]

1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 c5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 b6 6. O-O Bb7 7. d3 Nf6 8. Bg5
h6 9. Bd2 d5 10. Qc1 Rc8 11. Rb1 Qd7 12. b3 d4 13. Nb5 h5 14. b4 cxb4 15. Bxb4
a6 16. Na3 Nxb4 17. Rxb4 Nd5 18. Rb3 Nc3 19. Qd2 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 h4 21. g4 b5 22.
h3 O-O 23. cxb5 axb5 24. Nc2 Rc5 25. Ne1 Bf6 26. Ng2 Bg5 27. Qb2 Rfc8 28. Kh1
Qd6 29. Ra3 Na4 30. Rxa4 bxa4 31. Ne1 Rc1 32. Qb7 Rb8 33. Qa7 Bd2 0-1[/pgn]

Standings
London Chess Classic 2012 Lcc-tab08


Vladimir Kramnik - Gawain Jones London Chess Classic 2012 Round 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-KhGxVA4wU

Luke McShane - Judit Polgar London Chess Classic 2012 Round 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poZLhJ5lwOU

London Chess Classic Round 8 Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9BB1644E6M

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Round 9: Carlsen first, Kramnik second, both with big wins


[pgn][Event "4th London Chess Classic"]
[Site "Olympia, London"]
[Date "2012.12.10"]
[Round "9.1"]
[White "Adams, Michael"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2710"]
[BlackElo "2795"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5
8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Nd5 Rxe1 12. Qxe1 b6 13. g3 Bb7 14. Bg2
c6 15. Ne3 Qe7 16. d3 Nf5 17. c3 d5 18. Bd2 Nxe3 19. Qxe3 Qxe3 20. Bxe3 Ba6 21.
d4 Re8 22. a4 h6 23. h4 Bc8 24. b4 Bf5 25. a5 b5 26. Re1 g5 27. hxg5 hxg5 28.
f3 Bd8 29. Kf2 Bc7 30. Bd2 Rxe1 31. Bxe1 f6 32. Bd2 Kg7 33. Bf1 a6 34. Be2 Kf7
35. Be3 Kg7 36. Bd2 Kf7 37. Be3 Kg7 38. Bd2 Kf7 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "4th London Chess Classic"]
[Site "Olympia, London"]
[Date "2012.12.10"]
[Round "9.2"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "2848"]
[BlackElo "2775"]
[PlyCount "121"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 d6 6. Na4 Bb6 7. Nxb6 axb6 8.
c3 Bd7 9. Ba4 Ne7 10. Bc2 Ng6 11. h3 O-O 12. O-O h6 13. Re1 Re8 14. d4 Bc6 15.
dxe5 dxe5 16. Qxd8 Rexd8 17. g3 Nd7 18. Be3 Nc5 19. Nd2 Nf8 20. f3 Nfe6 21. h4
Bb5 22. a3 Rd7 23. b4 Nd3 24. Reb1 Ba4 25. Bxa4 Rxa4 26. Kf1 b5 27. Ke2 Ra6 28.
h5 c5 29. bxc5 Ndxc5 30. Rxb5 Na4 31. Rc1 Rc7 32. Nb1 f6 33. c4 b6 34. Rd5 Nac5
35. Rc2 Rc6 36. Rb2 Kh7 37. Rb4 g6 38. hxg6+ Kxg6 39. Rd2 h5 40. Nc3 Rxa3 41.
Nd5 Kf7 42. Nxb6 Nb3 43. Rd7+ Ke8 44. Rb7 Nbd4+ 45. Bxd4 Nxd4+ 46. Kd1 Kd8 47.
Rd7+ Ke8 48. Rb7 Kd8 49. Nd5 Ra1+ 50. Kd2 Ra2+ 51. Rb2 Rxb2+ 52. Rxb2 Nxf3+ 53.
Kd3 Ng5 54. Rb8+ Kd7 55. Rb7+ Kd6 56. Nxf6 Ra6 57. Ne8+ Kc5 58. Rc7+ Kb4 59.
Rb7+ Kc5 60. Rc7+ Kb4 61. Rb7+ 1/2-1/2
[/pgn]
[pgn][Event "4th London Chess Classic"]
[Site "Olympia, London"]
[Date "2012.12.10"]
[Round "9.3"]
[White "Polgar, Judit"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C89"]
[WhiteElo "2705"]
[BlackElo "2815"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3
d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qf6
15. Bxd5 cxd5 16. Bf4 Bxf4 17. Qxf4 d4 18. cxd4 Rad8 19. Nc3 Rxd4 20. Ne4 Bxe4
21. Qxf6 gxf6 22. Rxe4 Rxd3 23. a4 Rfd8 24. g3 R3d4 25. Rxd4 Rxd4 26. axb5 axb5
27. Re1 Rd2 28. b3 Rb2 29. Re3 Kg7 30. Rf3 f5 31. h3 Kf6 32. g4 Kg6 33. Rxf5
Rxb3 34. Kg2 1/2-1/2
[/pgn]
[pgn][Event "4th London Chess Classic"]
[Site "Olympia, London"]
[Date "2012.12.10"]
[Round "9.4"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "McShane, Luke"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D15"]
[WhiteElo "2760"]
[BlackElo "2713"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[EventDate "2012.12.01"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. c5 Nbd7 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. O-O
O-O 9. Qc2 Re8 10. Rd1 e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 Rxe5 13. e4 Bg4 14. f3 Bd7 15.
Bf4 Re8 16. Na4 a5 17. Nb6 Ra6 18. Qf2 Be6 19. Bf1 Rxb6 20. cxb6 Qe7 21. Be3
Nd7 22. Bd4 dxe4 23. fxe4 Bxd4 24. Rxd4 Nxb6 25. b3 Nd7 26. Rad1 Ne5 27. h3 h5
28. Bg2 Kh7 29. Qf4 Bd7 30. Kh2 c5 31. Rd6 a4 32. R1d5 Kg7 33. Qxe5+ 1-0[/pgn]
Standings
London Chess Classic 2012 Lcc-tab09



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