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6th London Chess Classic 2014 (Games and Results)

6th London Chess Classic 2014

The 6th London Chess Classic took place at Olympia 6th to 14th December 2014. There will be a rapid tournament followed by a five round classical event. The "Super Six" will be Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik and Michael Adams. This is a container for stories, games and results. Viswanathan Anand won the main classic event.

Anand wins the sixth London Chess Classic on tie-break (5)

Viswanathan Anand was looking forward to playing a lot of chess in 2015 after he finished the year with a win in the London Chess Classic. He felt his chess form, even in losing to Carlsen, was the best it has been for some time.

Viswanathan Anand defeated Michael Adams in a Berlin Defence with black to win the 6th London Chess Classic on tie-break. Anand had seemed under pressure with computers giving Adams a nice edge out of the opening. 16.c4 and 17.Rd3 are suggested improvements. After 24...b5 Anand's problems were over and Adams had the harder position to play. 28.e6 seems to have been an error and Anand quickly developed an initiative in the knight and pawn ending and won. Adams had good positions in all the game he played but his heavy cold seems to have really affected his play.

Vladimir Kramnik seemed to know more than Anish Giri on the black side of a Catalan and put white under severe pressure but Giri after a rather wild lash out with 26.e4 (in "disgust" at his position) then defended very well and just held the draw. The draw meant allowed Anand to catch them and by virtue of winning the only game with black Anand took the title on tie-break. This ends a period since the start of November where Kramnik has played 60 games at many different time controls including 7 against his opponent today. Kramnik said he was looking forward to a rest and playing in Zuerich in February.

The last game to finish was another complicated Berlin Defence between Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura. At one point Nakamura thought he was checkmating Caruana but missed a simple way out for his opponent. In the end the game was drawn.

Final Standings: 1st Anand 7pts (1 win with black), 2nd Kramnik and Giri (tiebreaks equal) 7pts 4th Nakamura 6pts, 5th Adams 4pts (1 win), 6th Caruana 4pts (no wins).

Gawain Jones takes a one point lead against Romain Edouard into the final game of their match at the start of the Hampstead Chess Congress after another draw in game 5.

6th London Chess Classic 2014 (5)

Viswanathan Anand beat Michael Adams to win the London Chess Classic. Photo © John Saunders.

Viswanathan Anand beat Michael Adams to win the London Chess Classic. Photo © John Saunders. | http://www.londonchessclassic.com

6th London Chess Classic 2014 (London ENG)
Sat 6th Dec 2014 - Sun 14th Dec 2014 - Official Site - Results - Live

6th London Classic 2014 (6 players 5 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100m:50+30smp(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

6th London CC Elite Blitz (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC:4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Blitz

6th London CC Match 2014 (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC:100m:50+30smp(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Match

London Classic Open 2014 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:105m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Open Games

6th LCC Rapidplay Open (10 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

6th LCC Pro-Biz Cup 2014 (3 Rds KO Indiv TC:25m+10spm)

6th London Classic 2014 (6 players 5 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100m:50+30smp(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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6th London Classic 2014 London ENG Wed 10th Dec 2014 - Sun 14th Dec 2014
Leading Final Round 5 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtg123456PtsTB1TB2TPR
1Anand, ViswanathanGMIND2793#111317112849
2Kramnik, VladimirGMRUS27691#13117102854
3Giri, AnishGMNED276811#1317102854
4Nakamura, HikaruGMUSA2775101#3162781
5Adams, MichaelGMENG27450100#3412638
6Caruana, FabianoGMITA282911110#402698
Round 1 (December 10, 2014)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 45 D44 Anti-Meran Gambit
Nakamura, Hikaru - Giri, Anish ½-½ 33 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Adams, Michael - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 73 C90 Ruy Lopez
Round 2 (December 11, 2014)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 41 E92 King's Indian Classical
Anand, Viswanathan - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 17 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Giri, Anish - Adams, Michael 1-0 47 E01 Catalan
Round 3 (December 12, 2014)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 36 C52 Evans Gambit
Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish ½-½ 44 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Adams, Michael - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 54 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (December 13, 2014)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 35 D91 Gruenfeld 5.Bg5
Anand, Viswanathan - Giri, Anish ½-½ 43 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Nakamura, Hikaru - Adams, Michael 1-0 40 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Round 5 (December 14, 2014)
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 63 E06 Catalan
Caruana, Fabiano - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 81 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Adams, Michael - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 36 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin

6th London CC Elite Blitz (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Blitz

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6th London CC Elite Blitz 2014 London ENG Sat 6th Dec 2014 - Sun 14th Dec 2014
Leading Final Round 10 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtgGms123456PtsTB1TB2TB3
1Adams, MichaelgENG274510**½011111017.0527
2Nakamura, HikarugUSA277510½1**½001011117.0525
3Kramnik, VladimirgRUS27691000½1**½0111117.0524
4Giri, AnishgNED2768100010½1**111016.0
5Anand, ViswanathangIND279310100000**1010.0
6Caruana, FabianogITA2829100100000101**9.0
6 players

London Classic Open 2014 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 105m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Open Games

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London Classic Open 2014 London ENG Sat 6th Dec 2014 - Sun 14th Dec 2014
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtg123456789PtsTPR
1Dragun, KamilGMPOL25471111½11½½7.52725
2Bai, JinshiIMCHN24441111½½11½7.52707
3Tkachiev, VladislavGMFRA2629111½½11½½7.02668
4Socko, BartoszGMPOL2617111½½11017.02653
5Lenderman, AleksandrGMUSA2608111½101½17.02632
6Fier, AlexandrGMBRA25921½111½½½17.02623
7Greenfeld, AlonGMISR253611½10111½7.02618
8Stopa, JacekIMPOL25211111½½0117.02611
9Naroditsky, DanielGMUSA2620+1½½110½16.52549
10Hawkins, JonathanIMENG25521½11½½½1½6.52518
11Chirila, Ioan-CristianGMROU25471½11½101½6.52537
12Piorun, KacperGMPOL25171½1½½1½½16.52478
13Vakhidov, JahongirGMUZB2502½11½11½106.52471
14Gormally, Daniel WGMENG24991½1½½11½½6.52445
15Sadzikowski, DanielIMPOL249211101½1½½6.52499
16Arkell, Keith CGMENG2489111½½01½16.52541
17Dourerassou, JonathanIMFRA2469111½011016.52509
18Fernandez, Daniel HowardIMSIN2454½110110116.52409
19Kiik, KalleIMEST2372110½1½1½16.52423
20Bluebaum, MatthiasIMGER25601½111½0½½6.02515
21Fodor, Tamas Jr.GMHUN24991½½1½1½106.02420
22Hector, JonnyGMSWE24771101½½1106.02413
23Hagen, Andreas SkytteIMDEN243011½0110½16.02443
24Guramishvili, SopikoIMGEO2388101½11½016.02320
25Houska, JovankaIMENG238811011½0½16.02372
26Gourlay, IainFMSCO23601½101½1½½6.02421
27Sanders, Isaac BFMENG2323101011½½16.02224
28Buchicchio, GiampaoloFMITA23011010110116.02263
29Dale, AriIMAUS22521½011½1106.02434
30Britton, Richard LFMENG22301½0110½116.02361
31Stigar, PetterFMNOR2194½1½½½10116.02263
32Osborne, Marcus EENG217610½½1=1=16.02212
33Wagner, DennisIMGER2488111½½0½015.52426
34Zhou, Yang-FanIMENG247711100011½5.52304
35Wells, Peter KGMENG2468+½½1½1½½05.52326
36McDonald, NeilGMENG243111½0½01½15.52253
37Adair, James RIMENG2428110½101105.52350
38Zumsande, MartinIMGER2428110½11½½05.52396
39Milliet, SophieIMFRA238711½½0110½5.52354
40Cox, John JIMENG236111010110½5.52342
41Buckley, Graeme NIMENG2327111½001105.52418
42Schoorl, RobFMNED2327110½101½½5.52243
43Holm, Kristian StuvikFMNOR23261101½½01½5.52323
44Maisuradze, NinoWGMFRA232311001110½5.52235
45Haugli, PetterIMNOR228310½1101015.52223
46Mihajlov, SebastianFMNOR22781½½½101½½5.52309
47Kerigan, DemreFMTUR22770111½11005.52403
48Coleman, David JCMENG225310001111½5.52108
49Semprun Martinez, FernandoESP223910101=1=½5.52303
50Okike, DavidNGR216910=1011015.52255
211 players

6th London CC Match 2014 (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC: 100m:50+30smp(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Match

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6th LCC Match
Jones, Gawain C B - Edouard, Romain 1-0 59 A22 English Opening
Edouard, Romain - Jones, Gawain C B ½-½ 52 B76 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Jones, Gawain C B - Edouard, Romain ½-½ 71 A23 English Opening
Edouard, Romain - Jones, Gawain C B ½-½ 32 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Jones, Gawain C B - Edouard, Romain ½-½ 35 A23 English Opening
Edouard, Romain - Jones, Gawain C B 0-1 43 A38 English Symmetrical

6th LCC Match London (ENG), 10 - 16 xii 2014
Name Ti FED Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts Perf
Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2661 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4 2784
Edouard, Romain g FRA 2659 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 2 2536

6th LCC Rapidplay Open (10 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

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6th LCC Super Rapidplay Open 2014 London ENG Sat 6th Dec 2014 - Sun 14th Dec 2014
Leading Final Round 10 Standings:
RkSNoNameRtgTB1
11Nakamura Hikaru29059.5
212Giri Anish26748.5
32Caruana Fabiano28588.0
3Anand Viswanathan28098.0
5Kramnik Vladimir27858.0
7Short Nigel D27408.0
11Lenderman Aleksandr26808.0
15Hansen Eric26588.0
19Naroditsky Daniel26208.0
20Pert Nicholas26208.0
27Greenfeld Alon25418.0
45Williams Simon K24488.0
134Adams Michael28087.5
6Sadler Matthew D27707.5
8Agdestein Simen27187.5
13McShane Luke J26737.5
26Cherniaev Alexander25537.5
28Adair James R25387.5
33Chirila Ioan-Cristian25037.5
38Dourerassou Jonathan24817.5
64Trent Lawrence23887.5
2210Howell David W L26807.0
14Hebden Mark L26657.0
16Hawkins Jonathan26357.0
17Jones Gawain C B26287.0
18Ghasi Ameet K26207.0
21Nunn John D M26017.0
22Gormally Daniel W25837.0
24Bluebaum Matthias25607.0
30Stopa Jacek25217.0
36McDonald Neil24857.0
37Wallace John Paul24857.0
40Bates Richard A24707.0
41Gordon Stephen J24707.0
42Speelman Jon S24707.0
48Wells Peter K24337.0
49Kiik Kalle24257.0
56Milliet Sophie24107.0
57Weber Tom24047.0
62Roberson Peter T23957.0
63Ledger Andrew J23887.0
68Bukojemski Adam23657.0
77Gavriel Tryfon C23207.0
85Brendel Oliver22817.0
99Zujev Oleg21987.0
108Salomon Johan21857.0
479Van Wely Loek26926.5
23Dragun Kamil25636.5
31Rendle Thomas E25156.5
34Fodor Tamas Jr.24996.5
405 players

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