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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2nd London Chess Classic:round 6 results and standings,round 7 pairings

The sixth round of the 2nd London Chess Classic was played on Tuesday. Here are the results from all the games: (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Round 6:
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Vladimir Kramnik 
½-½
 Magnus Carlsen
Nigel Short 
½-½
 David Howell
Luke McShane 
½-½
 Hikaru Nakamura
Michael Adams 
½-½
 Viswanathan Anand






Standings after Round 6


Nr

Pno


Title

Name

Rating

Fed

Score


TPR






Birthday

Tiebreak


















1

2

GM

Carlsen,
Magnus

2802

NOR

10

2776

1990

4 x
black

2

1

GM

Anand,
Viswanathan

2804

IND


10

2825


1969

3 x
black

3

7

GM

McShane,
Luke J

2645

ENG

10


2882

1984


2 x
black

4

4

GM


Nakamura, Hikaru

2741

USA

9

2779

1987

4 x
black

5

3

GM

Kramnik,
Vladimir

2791

RUS


9

2757


1975

3 x
black

6

5

GM

Adams,
Michael

2723

ENG

7


2722

1971

7

8


GM

Howell,
David W L

2611

ENG

3

2564

1990

8


6

GM

Short,
Nigel D


2680

ENG

2

2446

1965

















(Note, games are scored 3 pts for a win, 1 pt for a draw and 0 pts for a loss).
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Here are the pairings for the last round of play (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):


Round 7: Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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Viswanathan Anand -  Vladimir Kramnik

Hikaru Nakamura -Michael Adams

David Howell -Luke McShane

Magnus Carlsen -Nigel Short

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You can read a report concerning round 6 and play through all the games from this round by going to the following website:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6873


The final ranking of the competition is decided by the highest number of points scored.

If the number of points scored by two or more players is equal, tie break rules will be applied in the following order.

1.
Number of games with Black.
2.
Number of games won with Black.
3.
Number of games won.
4.
Ranking based on the games between the tied players only.

If the tie break rules do not clarify the order of the players in the final ranking,  a decision will be reached in over the board play.  If more then two players are still involved, the rapid games will be conducted as a double round all play all.

1.
Two rapid games, 15 minutes per player + 2 seconds for every move.
2.
One Armageddon game, 6 minutes + 2 seconds per move for White, versus 5 minutes + 2 seconds per move for Black, with draw odds for Black.

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