The London Chess Classic (Dec. 8-15)


“The London Chess Classic 2009 is the highest level tournament in London for 25 years and is the first in a series of events designed to increase enthusiasm for chess in the UK and promote the game and its undoubted educational benefits in schools and communities. It is also our objective to bring the world championship to London in the Olympic year 2012.  England’s four leading Grandmasters; Nigel Short, Michael Adams, Luke McShane and David Howell will be pitched against a world class field that includes a former world champion Vladimir Kramnik and 18 year old Magnus Carlsen ranked world number two and widely seen a future holder of the world crown. One of China’s finest players; Ni Hua and the US Champion Hikaru Nakamura, complete the field. CLICK HERE to read their profiles.

Replay the Games:

Results of Round 3, Thur Dec 10th, 14:00

  • Luke McShane  0-1  Vladimir Kramnik
  • David Howell  ½-½  Magnus Carlsen
  • Hikaru Nakamura  ½-½  Nigel Short
  • Ni Hua  ½-½  Michael Adams

Round 4 is scheduled for Sat Dec 12th, 14:00 (See below for pairings)

  • Vladimir Kramnik  –  Michael Adams
  • Nigel Short  –  Ni Hua
  • Magnus Carlsen  –  Hikaru Nakamura
  • Luke McShane  –  David Howell

Related News (Excerpt from the London Chess Classic Website)

Nakamura beats Carlsen in Oslo Blitz (Nov. 28th Oslo, Norway)

“Ten players were invited and divided into two groups, ensuring that Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura, would meet in the final. And that’s what happened!

The final between Carlsen and Nakamura was best of four games. The result was 3-1 in favour of Nakamura.

Hikaru is one of the all-time great blitz players and now has beaten the unofficial number one player Magnus Carlsen, who also won one of the strongest blitz tournaments in history in Moscow recently.” READ THE STORY ON THE LONDON CHESS CLASSIC SITE!


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