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8th London Chess Classic 2016 (Games and Results)

8th London Chess Classic 2016

The 8th London Chess Classic took place 7th to 19th December 2016. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Veselin Topalov and Michael Adams. Alongside was an open where Etienne Bacrot and Sebastien Maze scored 7.5/9. On the final weekend there was a strong rapid open won by Valentina Gunina. Wesley So won the classic with 6/9 and with it the whole Grand Chess Tour. Fabiano Caruana took second place in London and Hikaru Nakamura second on the Grand Chess Tour.

8th London Chess Classic 2016 (London ENG)
Wed 7th Dec 2016 - Mon 19th Dec 2016 - Official Site - Live

8th London Classic 2016 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m(40)+60m+30spm) - Games in PGN: Games

London Classic Open 2016 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Open Games

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

8th London Classic 2016 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 120m(40)+60m+30spm) - Games in PGN: Games

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8th London Classic 2016 London (ENG), 7-19 xii 2016 cat. XXII (2785)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. So, Wesley g USA 2794 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 2909
2. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2823 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2861
3. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2809 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2825
4. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2779 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 5 2828
5. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2779 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 5 2828
6. Giri, Anish g NED 2771 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 2786
7. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2785 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 0 4 2742
8. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2804 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 4 2740
9. Adams, Michael g ENG 2748 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 4 2746
10. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2760 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * 2 2568
Round 1 (December 9, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 44 A21 English Opening
Kramnik, Vladimir - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 28 D77 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Nakamura, Hikaru - So, Wesley 0-1 29 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Aronian, Levon - Adams, Michael 1-0 41 C50 Giuoco Piano
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish ½-½ 24 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 2 (December 10, 2016)
So, Wesley - Adams, Michael 1-0 40 E06 Catalan
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 32 A14 Reti Opening
Anand, Viswanathan - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 33 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Giri, Anish - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 43 A49 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Topalov, Veselin - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 38 C02 French Advance
Round 3 (December 11, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 46 C53 Giuoco Piano
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 43 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Aronian, Levon - So, Wesley ½-½ 37 A34 English Symmetrical
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 44 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Adams, Michael - Giri, Anish ½-½ 62 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 4 (December 12, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 31 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Kramnik, Vladimir - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 61 A49 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Anand, Viswanathan - Adams, Michael ½-½ 32 C53 Giuoco Piano
Giri, Anish - So, Wesley ½-½ 56 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Topalov, Veselin - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 53 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Round 5 (December 13, 2016)
So, Wesley - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 30 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Nakamura, Hikaru - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 61 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish ½-½ 20 D77 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 34 C42 Petroff's Defence
Adams, Michael - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 33 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 6 (December 15, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 32 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Kramnik, Vladimir - Adams, Michael ½-½ 39 D05 Colle System
Anand, Viswanathan - Giri, Anish ½-½ 37 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Aronian, Levon 1-0 41 C50 Giuoco Piano
Topalov, Veselin - So, Wesley 0-1 27 C53 Giuoco Piano
Round 7 (December 16, 2016)
So, Wesley - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 36 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Nakamura, Hikaru - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 37 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Giri, Anish - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 67 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 30 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Adams, Michael - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 46 A37 English Symmetrical
Round 8 (December 17, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley ½-½ 37 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Giri, Anish ½-½ 46 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 27 D38 QGD Ragozin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Adams, Michael ½-½ 53 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 34 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 9 (December 18, 2016)
So, Wesley - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 35 A04 Dutch System
Anand, Viswanathan - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 24 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Giri, Anish - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 58 D27 QGA
Aronian, Levon - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 53 A37 English Symmetrical
Adams, Michael - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 30 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin

London Classic Open 2016 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Open Games

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London Classic Open 2016 London ENG Wed 7th Dec 2016 - Mon 19th Dec 2016
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
RkSNoNameTiRtgPts
12Bacrot EtienneGM26897.5
9Maze SebastienGM26087.5
34Smirin IlyaGM26697
5Iturrizaga EdoardoGM26527
6Gupta AbhijeetGM26347
10Bok BenjaminGM25987
12Istratescu AndreiGM25967
18Bogner SebastianGM25647
25Karthikeyan MuraliGM25307
107Melkumyan HrantGM26336.5
8Hovhannisyan RobertGM26306.5
13Hawkins JonathanGM25906.5
15Moussard JulesGM25716.5
17Aravindh Chithambaram VrGM25666.5
21Libiszewski FabienGM25476.5
22Sadzikowski DanielIM25476.5
26Handke FlorianGM25156.5
29Hebden Mark LGM24926.5
34Deepan Chakkravarthy J.GM24716.5
44Daulyte DeimanteIM24296.5
46Battaglini GabrielIM24266.5
221Safarli EltajGM26916
3Fressinet LaurentGM26726
14Lenderman AlexGM25816
16Blomqvist ErikGM25676
20Svane RasmusGM25556
23Schroeder Jan-ChristianGM25416
24Ehlvest JaanGM25326
27Bellahcene BilelIM24966
28Fodor Tamas JrGM24946
31Hector JonnyGM24886
32Karthikeyan P.IM24746
33Bellaiche AnthonyIM24726
36Elsness FrodeIM24526
39Nasuta GrzegorzIM24486
42Cherniaev AlexanderGM24396
43Wells Peter KGM24316
45Flear Glenn CGM24286
54Martins David PtFM23826
55Batchelor Peter JFM23656
56Siva MahadevanIM23606
4219Shabalov AlexanderGM25635.5
30Adair James RIM24895.5
35Zhou Yang-FanIM24705.5
37Praggnanandhaa RIM24525.5
38Bartholomew JohnIM24485.5
40Arkell Keith CGM24475.5
41Williams Simon KGM24435.5
47Pert Richard GIM24235.5
48Raghunandan Kaumandur SrihariIM24235.5
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 Wed 7th Dec 2016 - Mon 19th Dec 2016
Leading Final Round 10 Standings:
RkSNoNameTiFEDRtgPts
133Gunina ValentinaGMRUS24919.0
29Safarli EltajGMAZE26538.5
33Bacrot EtienneGMFRA27008.0
4Fressinet LaurentGMFRA26768.0
5Howell David WlGMENG26718.0
7Istratescu AndreiGMFRA26578.0
11Jones Gawain CbGMENG26318.0
13Cornette MatthieuGMFRA25978.0
19Moussard JulesGMFRA25718.0
22Svane RasmusGMGER25328.0
28Blomqvist ErikGMSWE25098.0
35Fodor Tamas JrGMHUN24768.0
132Mcshane Luke JGMENG27097.5
6Iturrizaga EduardoGMVEN26667.5
8Smirin IlyaGMISR26577.5
12Lenderman AlexGMUSA26037.5
16Hawkins JonathanGMENG25797.5
18Nunn John DmGMENG25737.5
20Hovhannisyan RobertGMARM25497.5
21Shabalov AlexanderGMUSA25427.5
30Lalic BogdanGMCRO24947.5
31Zinchenko YaroslavGMUKR24937.5
32Cherniaev AlexanderGMRUS24917.5
37Wells Peter KGMENG24597.5
42Pert Richard GIMENG24267.5
44Polzin RainerGMGER24187.5
45Fernandez Daniel HIMENG24177.5
46Bates Richard AIMENG24147.5
49Rendle Thomas EIMENG24077.5
301Melkumyan HrantGMARM27367.0
14Gupta AbhijeetGMIND25917.0
17Ehlvest JaanGMUSA25767.0
25Speelman Jon SGMENG25227.0
26Turner Matthew JGMSCO25147.0
27Hebden Mark LGMENG25127.0
29Williams Simon KGMENG25047.0
36Hector JonnyGMSWE24647.0
39Deepan Chakkravarthy J.GMIND24527.0
52Grafl FlorianIMGER23947.0
53Arkell Keith CGMENG23867.0
56Milliet SophieIMFRA23687.0
60Roberson Peter TIMENG23407.0
86Stephan AxelGER22337.0
88Dunn Andrew CCMENG22287.0
89Zujev OlegLTU22287.0
92Mcphillips JosephFMENG22197.0
94Prill DanielGER22167.0
97Zoldan MatteoCMITA22077.0
100Batchelor Peter JFMENG22017.0
126Klingher DominicENG21017.0
475 players

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