London Chess Classic 2017

London Chess Classic 2017 London Chess Classic 2017

30th Nov - 11th December 2017 Grand Chess Tour


The 9th London Chess Classic took place 30th November to 11th December 2017. Players: Carlsen, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Wesley So, Karjakin, Caruana, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Adams. Fabiano Caruana won the event after a rapid, then blitz tie-break again Ian Nepomniachtchi. Magnus Carlsen won the whole Grand Chess Tour series after beating Levon Aronian from an almost busted position. Carlsen was scathing in his criticism of his own play in London but also clearly had a bad cold.


London Chess Classic 2017 Caruana vs Nepomniachtchi playoffs


London Chess Classic 2017 FINAL STANDINGS



9th London Classic 2017 London ENG Wed 29th Nov 2017 - Mon 11th Dec 2017
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtg12345678910Pts
1 Caruana Fabiano GM USA 2799 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6
Nepomniachtchi Ian GM RUS 2729 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6
3 Carlsen Magnus GM NOR 2837 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5
4 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime GM FRA 2789 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5
So Wesley GM USA 2788 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5
6 Nakamura Hikaru GM USA 2781 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 4.5
7 Aronian Levon GM ARM 2805 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 4
8 Karjakin Sergey GM RUS 2760 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 3.5
9 Anand Viswanathan GM IND 2782 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 3
Adams Michael GM ENG 2715 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 3
Round 1 (Friday 1 Dec, 14.00-21.00) Live Show 
Ian Nepomniachtchi Levon Aronian ½-½ C84 Ruy Lopez
Magnus Carlsen Fabiano Caruana ½-½ D27 QGA
Mickey Adams Sergey Karjakin ½-½ A13 English
Hikaru Nakamura Vishy Anand ½-½ A05 Reti
Wesley So Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ A04 Reti
Round 2 (Sunday 3 Dec, 14.00-21.00) Live Show 
Wesley So Ian Nepomniachtchi ½-½ E60 King's Indian defence
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ B77 Sicilian
Vishy Anand Mickey Adams ½-½ C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin defence
Sergey Karjakin Magnus Carlsen ½-½ C50 Giuoco Piano
Fabiano Caruana Levon Aronian ½-½ C84 Ruy Lopez
Round 3 (Monday 4 Dec, 16.00-23.00) Live Show 
Ian Nepomniachtchi Fabiano Caruana ½-½ A07 Reti
Levon Aronian Sergey Karjakin ½-½ E00 Catalan opening
Magnus Carlsen Vishy Anand ½-½ E04 Catalan
Mickey Adams Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ B51 Sicilian
Hikaru Nakamura Wesley So ½-½ A33 English symmetrical variation
Round 4 (Tuesday 5 Dec, 16.00-23.00) Live Show 
Hikaru Nakamura Ian Nepomniachtchi ½-½ B91 Sicilian Najdorf
Wesley So Mickey Adams ½-½ A07 Reti
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Magnus Carlsen ½-½ C53 Giuoco Piano
Vishy Anand Levon Aronian ½-½ C88 Ruy Lopez
Sergey Karjakin Fabiano Caruana 0-1 B48 Sicilian
Round 5 (Wednesday 6 Dec, 16.00-23.00) Live Show 
Ian Nepomniachtchi Sergey Karjakin ½-½ E35 Nimzo-Indian
Fabiano Caruana Vishy Anand 1-0 C65 English Symmetrical
Levon Aronian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ D70 Neo-Gruenfeld defence
Magnus Carlsen Wesley So ½-½ C65 English Symmetrical
Mickey Adams Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ B76 Sicilian Dragon
Round 6 (Friday 8 Dec, 16.00-23.00) Live Show 
Mickey Adams Ian Nepomniachtchi 0-1 B90 Sicilian Najdorf
Hikaru Nakamura Magnus Carlsen ½-½ C45 Scotch
Wesley So Levon Aronian ½-½ C88 Ruy Lopez
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Fabiano Caruana ½-½ C42 Petrov
Vishy Anand Sergey Karjakin ½-½ A18 English
Round 7 (Saturday 9 Dec, 14.00-21.00) Live Show 
Ian Nepomniachtchi Vishy Anand 1-0 A17 English
Sergey Karjakin Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 0-1 B96 Sicilian Najdorf, 7.f4
Fabiano Caruana Wesley So ½-½ C77 Ruy Lopez
Levon Aronian Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ D37 QGD
Magnus Carlsen Mickey Adams 1-0 A03 Bird's opening
Round 8 (Sunday 10 Dec, 14.00-21.00) Live Show 
Magnus Carlsen Ian Nepomniachtchi 0-1 A04 Reti
Mickey Adams Levon Aronian ½-½ C67 Ruy Lopez
Hikaru Nakamura Fabiano Caruana ½-½ E32 Nimzo-Indian
Wesley So Sergey Karjakin ½-½ E00 Catalan opening
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Vishy Anand ½-½ C53 Giuoco Piano
Round 9 (Monday 11 Dec, 12.00-21.00) Live Show 
Ian Nepomniachtchi Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ A33 English
Vishy Anand Wesley So 0-1 C50 Giuoco Piano
Sergey Karjakin Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ D37 QGD
Fabiano Caruana Mickey Adams 1-0 A29 English
Levon Aronian Magnus Carlsen 0-1 A40 Queen's pawn
Playoffs
Ian Nepomniachtchi Fabiano Caruana ½-½ A07 Reti
Fabiano Caruana Ian Nepomniachtchi ½-½ B23 Sicilian
Ian Nepomniachtchi Fabiano Caruana ½-½ A05 Reti
Fabiano Caruana Ian Nepomniachtchi 1-0 B52 Sicilian