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London Chess Classic 2015

The London Chess Classic 2015 was held in England 4th-13th December. Rest Day 9th December.
1-3. Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri - 5.5 out of 9 scores, 4. Levon Aronian - 5, 5-7. Alexander Grischuk, Fabiano Caruana, Michael Adams - 4.5, 8. Hikaru Nakamura - 4, 9. Viswanathan Anand - 3.5, 10. Veselin Topalov - 2.5.
Playoff. Semi Final: Vachier-Lagrave - Giri 2-1 (1-1, and Maxime wins Armageddon). Final: Carlsen - Vachier-Lagrave 1.5-0.5. Magnus Carlsen wins the London Chess Classic 2015 and Grand Chess Tour.

Round 9 Games and Tiebreak, London Chess Classic 2015
Round 9: Anand-Giri 1/2, a quick draw. Adams-Caruana 1/2, the Spanish, all draws! Aronian - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2, the English, with counterchances in the endgame. Carlsen-Grischuk 1-0, the Sicilian, Magnus had a development advantage, but then Alexander counterattacked with 29...Qh4 and could have won with 30...Rxg4!, but made mistakes and lost. Nakamura-Topalov 1/2, the Spanish Berlin.
Round 8 Games, London Chess Classic 2015
Round 8: Giri-Nakamura 1-0, the Reti Opening, Anish outplayed the rival in the middlegame. Topalov-Carlsen 1/2, the Semi-Tarrasch Defence, Magnus had a slight advantage in the endgame. Grischuk-Aronian 1/2, the Reti Opening, a draw by perpetual check, 20.f5 and 21.Rxd8+ were better. Vachier-Lagrave - Adams 1/2. Caruana-Anand 1/2, the Catalan System, Fabiano grabbed a pawn in the rook endgame.
Round 7 Games, London Chess Classic 2015
Round 7: Caruana-Giri 1/2, a strange opening. Anand - Vachier-Lagrave 0-1, the Sicilian, Vishy made a mistake, 24.Qc2? and lost the queen. Adams-Grischuk 1/2, the Sicilian. Aronian-Topalov 1-0, the Reti. Carlsen-Nakamura 1-0, the Slav Defence, two bishops vs two knights.
Round 6 Games, London Chess Classic 2015
Round 6: Giri-Carlsen 1/2, the Spanish. Nakamura-Aronian 1/2, the Catalan, with counterplay. Topalov-Adams 1/2, the Queen's Gambit. Grischuk-Anand 1-0, the English, Vishy preferred the aggressive 3...f5, but Alexander had the better ending. Vachier-Lagrave - Caruana 1/2, the Spanish Berlin.
Round 5 Games, London Chess Classic 2015
Round 5: Vachier-Lagrave - Giri 1/2, the Spanish, with equality. Caruana-Grischuk 1/2, the Spanish, Fabiano had a small edge. Anand-Topalov 1-0, the Sicilian, a good knight vs a bad bishop. Adams-Nakamura 1/2, the Spanish. Aronian-Carlsen 1/2.
Round 4 Games, London Chess Classic 2015
Round 4: Giri-Aronian 1/2, the English Opening. Carlsen-Adams 1/2, the Reti, Magnus won the exchange. Nakamura-Anand 1-0, the Catalan, Hikaru grabbed a pawn and won. Topalov-Caruana 1/2, the Spanish. Grischuk - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2, the Sicilian.
Round 3 Games, London Chess Classic 2015
Round 3: Grischuk-Giri 1/2, the Spanish Berlin, Alexander had an edge. Vachier-Lagrave - Topalov 1-0, the Sicilian, Maxime had a strong passed pawn. Caruana-Nakamura 1/2, the Spanish, Fabiano grabbed a pawn, but Hikaru defended well. Anand-Carlsen 1/2, the Spanish Berlin, Anand had a small advantage, but Magnus played well. Adams-Aronian 1/2, the Spanish.
Round 2 Games, London Chess Classic 2015
Round 2: Giri-Adams 1/2, the Nimzo-Indian Defence. Aronian-Anand 1/2, the Ragozin Defence, Levon had a slight edge: the better pieces. Carlsen-Caruana 1/2, the Spanish. Nakamura - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2. Topalov-Grischuk 1/2, the Spanish, with good counterplay.
Round 1 Games, London Chess Classic 2015
Round 1: Vachier-Lagrave - Carlsen 1/2, the Sicilian Defence, with equality, a draw by perpetual check. Grischuk-Nakamura 1/2, the Spanish Berlin, Hikaru had excellent counterplay, 31...Kf8 was better. Caruana-Aronian 1/2, the Spanish. Topalov-Giri 0-1, the Gruenfeld, Anish attacked with the nice 33...Nxf2. Anand-Adams 1/2, the English Opening, a draw.
Games LCC 2015 (50, pgn)
Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Michael Adams.


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