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5th London Chess Classic 2013 (Day 3)

Favourites progress to set up exciting London Chess Classic Quarterfinals

Who really wants to play Fabiano Caruana who started with five wins and one draw? Whether he likes it or not Gelfand has the privilege. Photo © Ray Morris-Hill

Who really wants to play Fabiano Caruana who started with five wins and one draw? Whether he likes it or not Gelfand has the privilege. Photo © Ray Morris-Hill | http://raymorris-hill.smugmug.com

The 5th London Chess Classic Super 16 rapid preliminary groups were concluded on day three and all the favourites progressed, indeed after the morning's round 5 only one qualifier remained to be established. Kramnik needed a win in round 6 to be certain of qualifying, he only drew but Svidler held Sadler so Kramnik also progressed. Boris Gelfand's defeat by Gawain Jones might have proved costly as he was relegated to second behind Nakamura who drew and so will play Fabiano Caruana who has been extremely destructive in the event so far.

Saturday sees the quarterfinals: Kramnik-Anand, Adams-Svidler (14.00, 17.30) Nakamura-Short, Gelfand-Caruana (15.30, 19.00) with tiebreaks to follow if required. Sunday will see both the semifinals and final.

5th Classic GpA 2013 London (ENG), 11-13 xii 2013 cat. XIX (2720)
1 2 3 4
1. Adams, Michael g ENG 2754 * * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 12 2902
2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2773 ½ ½ * * 1 1 1 ½ 12 2895
3. McShane, Luke J g ENG 2684 ½ 0 0 0 * * 1 0 4 2539
4. Istratescu, Andrei g FRA 2670 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 * * 4 2544
Round 1 (December 11, 2013)
McShane, Luke J - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 46 B11 Caro Kann Two Knights
Istratescu, Andrei - Adams, Michael 0-1 49 A22 English Opening
Round 2 (December 11, 2013)
Anand, Viswanathan - Adams, Michael ½-½ 40 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
McShane, Luke J - Istratescu, Andrei 1-0 31 C07 French Tarrasch
Round 3 (December 12, 2013)
Adams, Michael - McShane, Luke J ½-½ 82 C47 Four Knights
Istratescu, Andrei - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 50 B22 Sicilian Alapin
Round 4 (December 12, 2013)
Adams, Michael - Istratescu, Andrei 1-0 45 C07 French Tarrasch
Anand, Viswanathan - McShane, Luke J 1-0 38 A07 Barcza System
Round 5 (December 13, 2013)
Anand, Viswanathan - Istratescu, Andrei ½-½ 40 D38 QGD Ragozin
McShane, Luke J - Adams, Michael 0-1 43 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Round 6 (December 13, 2013)
Adams, Michael - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 61 A38 English Symmetrical
Istratescu, Andrei - McShane, Luke J 1-0 40 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
5th Classic GpB 2013 London (ENG), 11-13 xii 2013 cat. XVIII (2692)
1 2 3 4
1. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2758 * * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 11 2794
2. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2793 1 0 * * ½ ½ 1 ½ 9 2714
3. Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2646 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * 0 1 7 2706
4. Rowson, Jonathan g SCO 2569 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 * * 4 2539
Round 1 (December 11, 2013)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Svidler, Peter 1-0 55 A04 Dutch System
Rowson, Jonathan - Sadler, Matthew D 1-0 55 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Round 2 (December 11, 2013)
Svidler, Peter - Sadler, Matthew D ½-½ 26 C11 French Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Rowson, Jonathan 1-0 47 A07 Barcza System
Round 3 (December 12, 2013)
Sadler, Matthew D - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 49 E54 Nimzo Indian
Rowson, Jonathan - Svidler, Peter 0-1 44 B40 Sicilian Classical
Round 4 (December 12, 2013)
Svidler, Peter - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 49 A00 Irregular Openings
Sadler, Matthew D - Rowson, Jonathan 1-0 59 E42 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Round 5 (December 13, 2013)
Svidler, Peter - Rowson, Jonathan 1-0 65 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Kramnik, Vladimir - Sadler, Matthew D ½-½ 39 A13 Reti Opening
Round 6 (December 13, 2013)
Sadler, Matthew D - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 44 D70 Gruenfeld Defence
Rowson, Jonathan - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 40 B01 Centre Counter
5th Classic GpC 2013 London (ENG), 11-13 xii 2013 cat. XX (2728)
1 2 3 4
1. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2786 * * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 10 2833
2. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2777 ½ ½ * * 1 0 1 ½ 9 2768
3. Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2654 ½ 0 0 1 * * 0 1 7 2695
4. Polgar, Judit g HUN 2693 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 * * 5 2614
Round 1 (December 11, 2013)
Gelfand, Boris - Polgar, Judit 1-0 50 E15 Queens Indian
Jones, Gawain C B - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 70 B40 Sicilian Classical
Round 2 (December 11, 2013)
Gelfand, Boris - Jones, Gawain C B 1-0 77 E94 King's Indian Classical
Polgar, Judit - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 56 C70 Ruy Lopez
Round 3 (December 12, 2013)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 78 A01 Larsen Opening
Jones, Gawain C B - Polgar, Judit 0-1 67 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 4 (December 12, 2013)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Jones, Gawain C B 1-0 84 A01 Larsen Opening
Polgar, Judit - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 44 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 5 (December 13, 2013)
Gelfand, Boris - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 25 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Polgar, Judit - Jones, Gawain C B 0-1 43 B78 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Round 6 (December 13, 2013)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Polgar, Judit ½-½ 52 A45 Trompowsky
Jones, Gawain C B - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 46 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
5th Classic GpD 2013 London (ENG), 11-13 xii 2013 cat. XVIII (2691)
1 2 3 4
1. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2782 * * 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 16 3061
2. Short, Nigel D g ENG 2683 0 0 * * ½ 1 1 1 10 2750
3. Howell, David W L g ENG 2640 ½ 0 ½ 0 * * 1 0 5 2582
4. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2657 0 0 0 0 0 1 * * 3 2428
Round 1 (December 11, 2013)
Caruana, Fabiano - Sutovsky, Emil 1-0 30 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Short, Nigel D - Howell, David W L ½-½ 60 B10 Caro Kann
Round 2 (December 11, 2013)
Short, Nigel D - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 26 A00 Irregular Openings
Howell, David W L - Sutovsky, Emil 1-0 51 A36 English Botvinnik
Round 3 (December 12, 2013)
Caruana, Fabiano - Howell, David W L ½-½ 126 A07 Barcza System
Sutovsky, Emil - Short, Nigel D 0-1 41 C72 Ruy Lopez Modern Steinitz
Round 4 (December 12, 2013)
Howell, David W L - Short, Nigel D 0-1 48 C45 Scotch Game
Sutovsky, Emil - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 34 C07 French Tarrasch
Round 5 (December 13, 2013)
Short, Nigel D - Sutovsky, Emil 1-0 32 C53 Giuoco Piano
Howell, David W L - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 52 A14 Reti Opening
Round 6 (December 2013)
Caruana, Fabiano - Short, Nigel D 1-0 45 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Sutovsky, Emil - Howell, David W L 1-0 32 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin

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