London Chess Classic 2017 LIVE

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12/11/2017 – Ian Nepomniachtchi and Fabiano Caruana tied for first place after nine rounds, leading to a blitz playoff, won by Caruana. But Magnus Carlsen took the Grand Chess Tour as a whole. The GCT finale was the 9th London Chess Classic, a 10-player round-robin, with a prize fund of USD $300,000. The LCC will return in 2018 with a new format.

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Ian Nepomniachtchi made a draw with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in under 30 minutes to guarantee a share of first place. Fabiano Caruana equaled his score with a 6+ hour win over Micky Adams. They played two 10 minute plus 5 second delay playoff games to a draw, and two 5 minute plus 3 second games, won by Caruana, who became the winner of the London Chess Classic.


Players and results

No. Name Rtg
1 Carlsen Magnus 2837
2 Aronian Levon 2805
3 Caruana Fabiano 2799
4 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2789
5 So Wesley 2788
6 Anand Viswanathan 2782
7 Nakamura Hikaru 2781
8 Karjakin Sergey 2760
9 Nepomniachtchi Ian 2729
10 Adams Michael 2715
Bo. Rtg Name vs. Name Rtg
1 2729 Nepomniachtchi Ian ½ Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2789
2 2782 Anand Viswanathan 0-1 So Wesley 2788
3 2760 Karjakin Sergey ½ Nakamura Hikaru 2781
4 2799 Caruana Fabiano 1-0 Adams Michael 2715
5 2805 Aronian Levon 0-1 Carlsen Magnus 2837

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Games and commentary


Commentary by GM Yasser Seirawan, WGM Jennifer Shahade and GM Cristian Chirila, with GM Maurice Ashley reporting from London | Source: Saint Louis Chess Club on YouTube

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Final standings


Results of Round 8

Name Result Name
Carlsen Magnus 0 - 1 Nepomniachtchi Ian
Adams Michael ½ - ½ Aronian Levon
Nakamura Hikaru ½ - ½ Caruana Fabiano
So Wesley ½ - ½ Karjakin Sergey
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime ½ - ½ Anand Viswanathan

British Knockout Championship

Finals — McShane turns the tables in rapid

John Saunders reports: Luke McShane wins the British Knock-Out Championship, and with it a cheque for £19,500, while David Howell had to settle for £10,500. A great result for McShane, whose opportunities to play chess are limited by his professional work commitments, but a disappointment for David Howell who had to be satisfied with the runner-up prize for the second successive year.



Round 9

Armenian grandmasters Hrant Melkumyan and Gabriel Sargissian claimed top honours in the FIDE Open with 7.½ / 8, joined by French GM Sebastian Maze!

Final standings (top 10)

Rk. Name Pts.
1 Sargissian Gabriel 7,5
  Melkumyan Hrant 7,5
  Maze Sebastien 7,5
4 Motylev Alexander 7,0
  Nabaty Tamir 7,0
  Grandelius Nils 7,0
  Cornette Matthieu 7,0
  Donchenko Alexander 7,0
  Kotronias Vasilios 7,0
10 Jones Gawain 6,5

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