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Anand Blunders In London Round 6

  • SonofPearl
  • on 07.12.12 11:42.

London Chess Classic 2012 logo.jpgThe clash between Vishy Anand and Mickey Adams in round 6 of the London Chess Classic looked to be heading for a draw when the world champion committed a huge blunder on the move after the time control.

The audience and commentators held their breath as Adams pondered his reply for around 15 minutes before playing the killing move 41...Qd1 which wins immediately. A terrible slip for the champion, but as usual he was courteous in defeat.

Just before this drama unfolded the first game of the day finished when Magnus Carlsen made it an amazing 5½/6 by beating Judit Polgar in what he described as "probably my best game so far" in the tournament.

That makes Carlsen's live rating 2863.6 Elo. Even if Magnus were to lose both his remaining games to Nakamura and Anand he will still be rated higher than Kasparov's official record of 2851 Elo by the end of the tournament.

Elsewhere, Vladimir Kramnik and Lev Aronian played a very hard fought draw, and Luke McShane scored his first win by beating Gawain Jones.

Magnus Carlsen scored his fifth win in six games

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Vishy Anand made one of the worst blunders of his career

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Vladimir Kramnik's draw put him above Lev Aronian on the live rating list

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 6 Vladimir Kramnik.jpg

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Luke McShane scored a win against Gawain Jones to overtake him in the standings

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The standings after 6 rounds (3-1-0 scoring)

Name Fed Elo Gms Pts
Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2848 6 16
Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2795 6 12
Adams, Michael ENG 2710 5 10
Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2760 5 8
Anand, Viswanathan IND 2775 5 6
Aronian, Levon ARM 2815 5 5
McShane, Luke ENG 2713 5 4
Jones, Gawain C B ENG 2644 6 2
Polgar, Judit HUN 2705 5 1

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The 2012 London Chess Classic runs from 1-10 December , with one rest day on the 5th December. Games start at 14:00 GMT, except round four (16:00), and the final round (12:00).

The time control is 2 hours for 40 moves, then 1 hour for 20 moves, then 30 minutes to finish.  The 'Bilbao' style 3-1-0 scoring system is being used.

In the event of tied scores at the end of the competition, tie breaks are 1) # of wins 2) # of wins with black, 3) head-to-head result. If these mathematical tiebreakers are not enough, then there will be rapid tie-break games and if needed, a final sudden death game.

More information on all the London Chess Classic events is at the official website, including live games and video commentary.

Photos by Ray Morris-Hill.  Games via TWIC.

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  • vor 24 Monate

    davidknight

    Great games to study.

  • vor 24 Monate

    danarguelles

    Winkits obvious carlsen is the best player in the world right now..his rating speaks by itself.

  • vor 24 Monate

    -KotiK-

    Thanks SMarvel

  • vor 24 Monate

    StakeOut

    anand will fail against carlsen in h last round. hiccuparu Cool and carlsen will draw.

  • vor 24 Monate

    ArnesonStidgeley

    "The 'Bilbao' system" - isn't it the Jimmy Hill system? No really.

  • vor 24 Monate

    White_Fang3

    No, no. Anand has been a fine player and obviously one of the best in recent years, even past his prime, but he was dominated by both Kasparov and Karpov when he was in his prime--that's just a fact.

  • vor 24 Monate

    P_G_M

    Capablanca = Carlsen = Best players in the history of chess!!!

  • vor 24 Monate

    AskVarg

    Magnus!! WOW! :D

  • vor 24 Monate

    kirgar

    anand isn't a real world champion.he's just beaten a a gelfand.the guy isn't even in top ten Fide...Sealed

  • vor 24 Monate

    pinneese

    I am sure Anand will play like a world champion as he played in Round5 and win all the remaining three games.

  • vor 24 Monate

    aapseun

    Carlsen reminds me of Alekhine, at his best no-one can beat him. They have this strange ability to confront their opponents with all sort of problems without putting their own position at risk.

  • vor 24 Monate

    SMarvel

    @-kotik-  If the bishop leaves the a1-h8 diagonal by 36. ... bxg5? then, 37. Re8+ and after 37. ... Nxe8 the black queen hangs.

  • vor 24 Monate

    GeniusKJ

    Capablanca was absolutely amazing at his prime back in the day. However, I doubt he'd have such dominance over Anand, Carlsen, Kramnik, Aronian, etc.

  • vor 24 Monate

    LarEe91

    next stop for magnus: 2900 Laughing

  • vor 24 Monate

    ClavierCavalier

    So Polgar is 0-1-4?  Ouch.

  • vor 24 Monate

    -KotiK-

    Whats wrong with 36...Bxg5 in McShane - Jones game?

  • vor 24 Monate

    Lions

    While quickly flipping through the moves of the McShane- Jones game the position after 28. Bxe5 set off an immediate buzzer in my head and I stopped and looked.  After a minute or so of calculation I saw the idea starting with b4!.  (Of course, Luke's move is also good.)

  • vor 24 Monate

    Champeknight

    Anand is a great champion but is past his prime. Best he can do against Carlsen in this tourney will be a draw.

  • vor 24 Monate

    Data_Pillars

    Second-class World Champions? A bit like being the poorest billionare :P

    I think Anand is doing very well for his age - holding his own against the best players in the world, and even pulling out the occasional win! :D

  • vor 24 Monate

    DESTROYER8

    great games, and anand is only playing not the best because he's getting old, its not his fault. Also, elcampeon, what?

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