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Old 11-30-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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2012 London Chess Classic

The 2012 London Chess Classic starts tomorrow and should be a fantastic event. I'm excited to watch it. Here's the link to the official website.

http://www.londonchessclassic.com/

It's a 9-round round robin format, where each player plays 8 games and has 1 bye in which they assist in the commentary. Time control is 2 hours for 40 moves, plus 1 hour for 20 moves, followed by 15 mins + a 30 second increment for the remainder of the game. Here's the lineup.

Magnus Carlsen
Levon Aronian
Viswanathan Anand
Vladimir Kramnik
Hikaru Nakamura
Judit Polgar (excited to see her play in a long time control event)
Luke McShane
Gawain Jones

Very much looking forward to this one.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: 2012 London Chess Classic

one win and carlsen gets the highest rating ever?

http://www.2700chess.com/
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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One game to rule them all! (and piss off Garry Kasparov!)

...let the sweat begin.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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Re: 2012 London Chess Classic

Is it wrong that I'm already sick of Nigel Short?
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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Re: 2012 London Chess Classic

The only consistent coverage I can find is the live game player at 2700chess.com.

Magnus looks like he's dead-even with McShane, but he's way up on time.

FLAG this fool and let's go to Sizzler.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:23 PM   #6
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http://www.livestream.com/londonches...onchessclassic

is working for me

also:
http://chessbomb.com/site/
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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WOW he does it again
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:15 PM   #9
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****, he's only tied it??

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:43 PM   #10
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one win and carlsen gets the highest rating ever?

http://www.2700chess.com/
Kasparov had 2855 as his best live-rating, so not quite there yet.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #11
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this is amazing. how can he squeeze a win from every drawn position?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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capablanca ghost o0....
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:49 AM   #13
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Re: 2012 London Chess Classic

Haven't followed a tournament for quite some time (I guess Wijk in January was the last) but I think I will follow this one. I'd really like to see Michael Adams to do good, he's one of my favourite players. If he ever writes a book about his best games, I'll buy it instantly.

Also good to see Kramnik and Anand again.

Fun fact: The current Grand Prix tournament in Tashkent is on average 120 Elo points and 4 categories higher rated than London...
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #14
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Fun fact: The current Grand Prix tournament in Tashkent is on average 120 Elo points and 4 categories higher rated than London...
London average: 2752
Tashkent average: 2747

Does not compute.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #15
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Sorry, I just looked without thinking at this table, published at chessbase.de (Link):



It says the average rating is 2631 which is obviously wrong. My bad. I should have noticed that, of course.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #16
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**** just got real
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #17
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Wow, Kudos to Jones for sacking his Queen against Carlsen today. Looks like pretty good compensation too.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #18
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Seems like Jones just folded under the pressure caused by the scary h3+Qe3, I doubt the sac is correct enough
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #19
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Thrilling effort today by Jones, but he just ended up dragging a great white shark into the water.

Carlsen's 3-0 so far is fantastic, and the dispute over the rating record is now completely over. 2857.4. Holy ****.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:55 AM   #20
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Is it wrong that I'm already sick of Nigel Short?
No, he's annoyingly smug. His columns suck too
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #21
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Here is the post-match interview with Carlsen and Gawain Jones.

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:42 AM   #22
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Re: 2012 London Chess Classic

Kramnik - McShane, position after 16..Nb3:



Kramnik plays 17. a5!
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #23
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Kramnik - McShane, position after 16..Nb3:



Kramnik plays 17. a5!
I saw this move, but I didn't get the reasoning behind it.

(Good games btw in our games, I got smoked)
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:37 PM   #24
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lol carlsen is soo lucky, this tournament will go to the history ^^
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:27 PM   #25
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Once or twice, it's luck. Again and again, it's skill.
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