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7th London Chess Classic 2015 (Games and Results)

7th London Chess Classic 2015

The 7th London Chess Classic takes place 4th to 13th December 2015. The event will determine the winner of the Grand Chess Tour 2015 following Norway Chess and Sinquefield Cup tournaments. Players ordered by draw number: 1. Veselin Topalov 2. Alexander Grischuk 3. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 4. Fabiano Caruana 5. Viswanathan Anand 6. Michael Adams 7. Levon Aronian 8. Magnus Carlsen 9. Hikaru Nakamura 10. Anish Giri.

Round 1 4pm 4th December 2015: Topalov-Giri, Grischuk-Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave-Carlsen, Caruana-Aronian and Anand-Adams.

Carlsen wins the London Chess Classic and Grand Chess Tour on the final day (9)

Magnus Carlsen won the 7th London Chess Classic and the whole Grand Chess Tour after an amazing final day for him.

Carlsen knew he needed to beat Alexander Grischuk in his round 9 game to have any chance. At first he secured a very promising position but he lost control of the position and his hopes only lay with Grischuk's severe time pressure. Grischuk might have even won but in the end with only seconds left he went for a perpetual check that wasn't there and lost. The remaining games of the round were drawn leaving Carlsen tied with Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

Carlsen had the best performance tie-break and under the rules for a three way tie he waited for the winner of a Giri vs MVL match. Giri won the first rapid game and seemed to be safe and solid with white in the second but he lost control and was defeated. MVL also won the Armageddon tie-break to set up the final against Carlsen.

In the final tie-break match of the day MVL was a bit worse against Carlsen in game one but towards the end seemed favourite to hold the rook endgame before suddenly going wrong and losing. In the second game MVL seemed to have little energy left and Carlsen took a draw from a position of strength that secured both first place in London and first place in the inaugural Grand Tour.

7th London Chess Classic 2015 (9)

London Chess Classic director Malcolm Pein presents the Classic and Tour trophies to Magnus Carlsen. Photo © Ray Morris-Hill.

London Chess Classic director Malcolm Pein presents the Classic and Tour trophies to Magnus Carlsen. Photo © Ray Morris-Hill. | https://raymorris-hill.smugmug.com/Sports/Chess-2015/2015-London-Chess-Classic/

7th London Chess Classic 2015 (London ENG)
Thu 3rd Dec 2015 - Mon 14th Dec 2015 - Official Site - Results - Live

7th London Classic 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m(40)+60m+30spm) - Games in PGN: Games

London Classic Open 2015 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Open Games

7th London Classic TB (3 players 2 Rds KO Indiv TC:25m+5spm) - Games in PGN: TB Games

London Classic Superrapid (10 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

7th London Classic 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 120m(40)+60m+30spm) - Games in PGN: Games

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7th London Classic 2015 London (ENG), 3-14 xii 2015 cat. XXII (2784)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2834 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 2858
2. Giri, Anish g NED 2784 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2864
3. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2773 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2865
4. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2788 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2826
5. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2787 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2783
6. Adams, Michael g ENG 2737 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 2789
7. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2747 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 2788
8. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2793 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 4 2740
9. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2796 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 2702
10. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2803 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 2616
Round 1 (December 4, 2015)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 28 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 51 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Grischuk, Alexander - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 38 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Anand, Viswanathan - Adams, Michael ½-½ 32 A20 English Opening
Topalov, Veselin - Giri, Anish 0-1 40 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Round 2 (December 5, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 42 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Adams, Michael ½-½ 26 E37 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 34 D38 QGD Ragozin
Nakamura, Hikaru - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 57 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Topalov, Veselin - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 33 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 3 (December 6, 2015)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 38 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Caruana, Fabiano - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 45 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Adams, Michael - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 34 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Grischuk, Alexander - Giri, Anish ½-½ 47 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 56 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (December 7, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Adams, Michael ½-½ 78 A07 Barcza System
Giri, Anish - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 33 A22 English Opening
Grischuk, Alexander - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 43 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 41 E06 Catalan
Topalov, Veselin - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 83 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 5 (December 8, 2015)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish ½-½ 31 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Aronian, Levon - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 40 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Caruana, Fabiano - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 58 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Adams, Michael - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 56 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 74 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 6 (December 10, 2015)
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 53 C91 Ruy Lopez
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 30 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Grischuk, Alexander - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 54 A20 English Opening
Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 41 E06 Catalan
Topalov, Veselin - Adams, Michael ½-½ 47 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 7 (December 11, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 78 D11 Slav Defence
Aronian, Levon - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 27 A34 English Symmetrical
Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish ½-½ 36 A45 Trompowsky
Adams, Michael - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 29 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Anand, Viswanathan - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 34 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Round 8 (December 12, 2015)
Giri, Anish - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 43 A08 Barcza System
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Adams, Michael ½-½ 37 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 59 E06 Catalan
Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 40 A14 Reti Opening
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 97 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Round 9 (December 13, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 38 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Aronian, Levon - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 33 A04 Dutch System
Adams, Michael - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 35 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 37 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Anand, Viswanathan - Giri, Anish ½-½ 33 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin

7th London Classic TB (3 players 2 Rds KO Indiv TC: 25m+5spm) - Games in PGN: TB Games

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7th London Classic TB London ENG Sun 13th Dec 2015 - Sun 13th Dec 2015
Leading Final Round 2 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtg123Pts
1Carlsen, MagnusGMNOR28341=1.5
2Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeGMFRA27730=0.5
1Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeGMFRA27730112
2Giri, AnishGMNED27841001
4 players

London Classic Open 2015 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Open Games

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London Classic Open 2015 London ENG Thu 3rd Dec 2015 - Mon 14th Dec 2015
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
RkSNoNameTiFEDRtgPts
18Bok BenjaminGMNED25948.0
21Postny EvgenyGMISR26707.0
7Jumabayev RinatGMKAZ25997.0
9Hansen EricGMCAN25777.0
10Hawkins JonathanGMENG25697.0
13Vakhidov JahongirGMUZB25467.0
18Sadzikowski DanielIMPOL25067.0
82Gharamian TigranGMFRA26546.5
3Melkumyan HrantGMARM26546.5
5Lenderman AlexGMUSA26266.5
11Dragun KamilGMPOL25646.5
14Baron TalGMISR25446.5
15Hillarp Persson TigerGMSWE25216.5
16Vishnu Prasanna VGMIND25146.5
17Gledura BenjaminIMHUN25136.5
22Fodor Tamas JrGMHUN24926.5
29Galyas MiklosIMHUN24656.5
34Wells Peter KGMENG24426.5
63Nguyen PiotrPOL23296.5
204Edouard RomainGMFRA26276.0
6Grigoriants SergeyGMRUS26036.0
12Rambaldi FrancescoGMITA25606.0
21Blomqvist ErikGMSWE24936.0
26Swayams MishraIMIND24776.0
27Andersen MadsIMDEN24746.0
28Hebden Mark LGMENG24696.0
33Bartholomew JohnIMUSA24436.0
35Cherniaev AlexanderGMRUS24416.0
37Wegerle JoergIMGER24406.0
41Koop ThorbenFMGER24186.0
46Korley KassaIMDEN23896.0
47Kiik KalleIMEST23826.0
49Martins David PtFMPOR23726.0
50Guramishvili SopikoIMGEO23686.0
52Lokander MartinFMSWE23676.0
54Sachdev TaniaIMIND23576.0
57Englert FabianFMGER23506.0
58Beinoras MindaugasIMLTU23446.0
60Vuilleumier AlexandreIMSUI23426.0
67Karthik V. ApIND23106.0
120Kalaiyalahan AkshayaENG21576.0
4219Hector JonnyGMSWE24995.5
20Westerberg JonathanIMSWE24975.5
32Georgescu Tiberiu-MarianGMROU24535.5
36Sagar ShahIMIND24415.5
38Williams Simon KGMENG24395.5
40D'costa Lorin ArIMENG24185.5
43Esserman MarcIMUSA24115.5
44Houska JovankaIMENG24095.5
45Roberson Peter TIMENG24075.5
247 players

London Classic Superrapid (10 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

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London Classic Superrapid London ENG Thu 3rd Dec 2015 - Mon 14th Dec 2015
Leading Final Round 10 Standings:
RkSNoNameTiRtgPts
112Mcshane Luke JGM26509.5
27Melkumyan HrantGM26758.5
34Lenderman AlexGM26878.0
5Hansen EricGM26808.0
10Pert NicholasGM26578.0
13Edouard RomainGM26298.0
14Hammer Jon LudvigGM26078.0
16Grigoriants SergeyGM26008.0
18Jumabayev RinatGM25878.0
40Eggleston David JIM24328.0
45Fodor Tamas JrGM24108.0
123Howell David WlGM26877.5
11Gharamian TigranGM26527.5
23Cherniaev AlexanderGM25527.5
32Arkell Keith CcGM24707.5
50Fernandez Daniel HIM24027.5
62Gullaksen Eirik TIM23507.5
181Sadler Matthew DGM28007.0
2Kasimdzhanov RustamGM26947.0
6Hawkins JonathanGM26807.0
8Bauer ChristianGM26617.0
9Hebden Mark LGM26577.0
15Ghasi Ameet KIM26057.0
17Jones Gawain CbGM25977.0
19Bok BenjaminGM25677.0
20Speelman Jon SGM25677.0
24Rowson Jonathan WGM25407.0
26Hillarp Persson TigerGM25267.0
29Strugnell CarlFM24827.0
30Zhou Yang-FanIM24797.0
36Rendle Thomas EIM24557.0
42Zujev Oleg24327.0
43Dragun KamilGM24177.0
44Mcdonald Neil RGM24177.0
49Haria RaviFM24107.0
51Georgescu Tiberiu-MarianGM23957.0
53Kilpatrick CallumFM23957.0
56Hector JonnyGM23807.0
63Hamitevici VladimirIM23507.0
68Krishna CrgIM23317.0
80Suarez Real AlbertoIM22827.0
83Haussernot CecileWFM22757.0
141Karthik V. AP20797.0
4427Baron TalGM25156.5
34Emms John MGM24676.5
38Wegerle JoergIM24406.5
41Roberson Peter TIM24326.5
48Milliet SophieIM24106.5
55Pert Richard GIM23876.5
57Bukojemski Adam23806.5
368 players

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