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Monday, December 13, 2010

2nd London Chess Classic:round 5 results and standings,round 6 pairings

The fifth round of the 2nd London Chess Classic was played on Sunday. Here are the results from this round of play: (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):


Round 5:
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Michael Adams 
½-½
 Vladimir Kramnik
Viswanathan Anand 
½-½
 Luke McShane
Hikaru Nakamura 
1-0
 Nigel Short
David Howell 
0-1
 Magnus Carlsen

You can play through each of these games,move-by-move, by going to the following website:

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/london/games/lcc05.htm

These results mean the following standings existed after 5 rounds of play (using the scoring system which was created for this event):


Standings after round five

Nr
Sd
Name Rating Fed
Score
TPR   Born Tiebreak
1
2
Carlsen, Magnus 2802 NOR
9
2728 1990 3 x black
2
1
Anand, Viswanathan 2804 IND
9
2902 1969 2 x black
3
7
McShane, Luke J 2645 ENG
9
2942 1984 2 x black
4
4
Nakamura, Hikaru 2741 USA
8
2752 1987 win over Kramnik
5
3
Kramnik, Vladimir 2791 RUS
8
2764 1975 loss to Nakamura
6
5
Adams, Michael 2723 ENG
6
2685 1971
7
8
Howell, David W L 2611 ENG
2
2572 1990
8
6
Short, Nigel D 2680 ENG
1
2419 1965


Round 6
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Round 6 of the tournament will be played on Tuesday (Monday was a rest day for the players). Here are the pairings for round 6 (the player on the left will have the white pieces in the game). Best wishes to all the players for round 6!






Round
6: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Magnus Carlsen
Nigel Short 
-
 David Howell
Luke McShane 
-
 Hikaru Nakamura
Michael Adams 
-
 Viswanathan Anand


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